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The economic outlook for 2015 and what it means to the political landscape

The economic outlook for 2015 and what it means to the political landscape
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St. Jude patient, Mary Browder, age 11 and St. Jude National Outreach Director, Marlo Thomas check out shopping carts full of Kmart Fab 15 toys while on a shopping spree to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital patients as part of Kmart’s 11th annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving fundraising campaign on December 15, 2014 […]

Filmweek: ‘Selma,’ ‘Into the Woods,’ ‘American Sniper’ and more

Filmweek: ‘Selma,’ ‘Into the Woods,’ ‘American Sniper’ and more

Lila Crawford stars as Little Red Riding Hood in “Into The Woods”; Credit: Into The Woods/Buena Vista Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major and Lael Loewenstein review this week’s releases, including “Selma,” “Into the Woods,” “American Sniper” and more. If you’d rather curl up at  home, we have the latest blu-ray and DVD […]

Future tense: Impact of Sony hack on the future of commerce, policy and culture

Future tense: Impact of Sony hack on the future of commerce, policy and culture

Responding to criticism over the handling of The Interview, Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton says his studio “very much wanted to keep the picture in release.”; Credit: DAVID MCNEW/Reuters /Landov The Sony breach started off as a piracy story. Five new movies from the studio were stolen by hackers and shared on the internet. The […]

Diversity explosion: The impact of America’s ethnic shift

Diversity explosion: The impact of America’s ethnic shift

The year 2011 marked a defining point in the changing demographic makeup of the US. It was the first time when more minority babies were born in the country than white babies. By 2020, the census expects that minorities will make up 40 percent of the US population. In “Diversity Explosion: How New Racial Demographics […]

Sony hack looms large over the President’s end-of-year press conference

Sony hack looms large over the President’s end-of-year press conference

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the nation about normalizing diplomatic relations the Cuba in the Cabinet Room of the White House on December 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images President Obama is holding his last press conference of the year, and everyone is waiting to hear what he has to say on […]

Angeleno neighborhoods say crowd-sourced traffic apps are congesting streets

Angeleno neighborhoods say crowd-sourced traffic apps are congesting streets

; Credit: Waze Some LA denizens are complaining that traffic apps are congesting small, residential streets, and they are asking the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to remedy the problem with traffic calming solutions. In response, LADOT told KPCC, “We have no way to and do not track app usage.” Richard Close, President of Sherman […]

Sydney hostage situation ends with police storming café

Sydney hostage situation ends with police storming café

One of the hostages runs towards police from a cafe in the central business district of Sydney on December 15, 2014. Five people ran out of a Sydney cafe where a gunman has taken hostages and displayed an Islamic flag against the window, witnesses and police said December 15, adding that no one has yet […]

Filmweek: ‘Inherent Vice,’ ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings,’ ‘Top Five’ and more!

Filmweek: ‘Inherent Vice,’ ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings,’ ‘Top Five’ and more!

Christian Bale attends an Official Academy Members Screening of Exodus: Gods and Kings hosted by The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences on December 8, 2014 in New York City. ; Credit: Craig Barritt Larry and KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan and Tim Cogshell  review this week’s releases including “Inherent Vice,” “Exodus: Gods and […]

Dodgers and Angels trades shake up rosters as 2014 Winter Meetings wrap up in San Diego

Dodgers and Angels trades shake up rosters as 2014 Winter Meetings wrap up in San Diego

Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim runs to first base in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 7, 2014 in Anaheim, California. ; Credit: Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images Baseball in Los Angeles is going to have a very different look in 2015, thanks […]

What you need to know about the latest Uber lawsuit and how to protect yourself

What you need to know about the latest Uber lawsuit and how to protect yourself

San Francisco district attorney George Gascon speaks during a new conference to announce a civil consumer protection action against rideshare company Uber on December 9, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Gascon, along with Los Angeles district attorney Jackie Lacey, announced the filing of a civil consumer protection action against Uber Technologies Inc. for making false […]