The Food and Drug Administration FDA wants to impose regulation on electronic cigarettes, including an eventual ban on sales to anyone under age 18. Megan McArdle covers the industry for Bloomberg View and she joins the show with more.
It's not every day that a brand new school grade is created, and many in the world of education have been asking how Transitional Kindergarten is doing. To date there has been little other than anecdotal evidence from teachers and principals to evaluate it on.
There are 18,000 kids in LA County's foster care system. 300 of them have been identified as having behavioral and mental health problems. KPCC's Rina Palta reports on a new push to recruit families to take the kids.
Today marks the one year anniversary of the devastating building collapse in Bangladesh that killed over 1,100 people and left thousands more injured. The building, Rana Plaza, was a massive garment factory that produced clothing and had already been deemed unsafe for workers the day before the tragedy.
This week, legendary jazz label Impulse Records announced it is relaunching with an ambitious plan to revitalize the jazz scene. It’s a turnaround for a label that was first born during a vibrant time in West Coast jazz in the early 1960s.
It's Thursday, which means it's time for State of Affairs, our weekly roundup of politics and government news in the golden state. For that we're joined by KPCC's political reporter Alice Walton and editor Oscar Garza.
LA County jails may be in store for a big makeover. A consultant hired by the county has laid out plans for a $2 billion overhaul of the jail system because the buildings are aging and incredibly overcrowded.
In the U.S., the vast majority of gun owners are white and male. The picture is very different at the Norco club in Corona, where the president is a Filipino immigrant and members banter in Tagalog about technique and gun models.