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Colleges Emphasize Practical Approach To Statistics Classes
Introductory statistics classes are increasingly shifting towards real-world applications before teaching the vexing formulas that trip up many students. Audio
Arts & Entertainment
The Frame: Liz Phair Has Some 'Horror Stories' To Tell
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Why was an acclaimed Spanish dancer en route to LA denied entry to US?
The Latino Theater Company in Los Angeles had to cancel performances by an acclaimed Spanish dancer this month after the performers were barred from entering the United States. Barcelona-based performance artist Marta Carrasco was set for an 11-day run at the Los Angeles Theatre Center. But the dancer and three colleagues were stopped last week after they landed in Seattle, before they could board their connecting flight to Los Angeles.
Ex-Prisoners Find Support In Unique CS Fullerton Program
Officials say a low-cost, off-campus house for enrolled students at Cal State Fullerton who’ve served time in prison is the only one of its kind in the nation.
LA Rec And Parks Is Feeding Kids Junk Food
Overall, fresh fruits and vegetables accounted for just 5% of the combined food budget for six after-school sites reviewed by KPCC.
Business & Economy
LA Rideshare Drivers Would Get $30/Hr Under New Proposal
Under the proposal, drivers would earn $15 in minimum hourly pay, plus another $15 to cover expenses such as gas, car insurance and maintenance.
LA's Kurdish Community Condemns Trump's Syria Troop Withdrawal
The Turkish military is preparing to invade Northern Syria, following President Trump’s announcement he would pull U.S. troops from the region. Critics say the policy change would mean the U.S. abandoning Kurdish allies who have been leading the fight against ISIS.
Crime & Justice
Large Settlement With MGM In 2017 Las Vegas Shooting
About 2,500 Californians are potentially eligible for claims in the settlement. A third party will decide how to distribute up to $800 million.
US & World
Judge Hears Request To Block Public Charge Rule
The Trump administration says the public charge rule is part of an effort to enforce immigration laws. Opponents say the rule threatens immigrants' access to vital services.
Environment & Science
Councilman calls for investigation of Playa del Rey gas field
The Aliso Canyon gas leak broke out near Porter Ranch nearly four years ago. On Tuesday a City Councilman called for an investigation of a different underground gas field after troubling images surfaced on video.