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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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The US clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther King addresses, 29 March 1966 in Paris’ Sport Palace the militants of the “Movement for the Peace”. ; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images The AirTalk team is off today for a special KPCC Martin Luther King Jr. broadcast. The special program will begin with “The Power of Nonviolence: […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

The US clergyman and civil rights leader Martin Luther King addresses, 29 March 1966 in Paris’ Sport Palace the militants of the “Movement for the Peace”. ; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images The AirTalk team is off today for a special KPCC Martin Luther King Jr. broadcast. The special program will begin with “The Power of Nonviolence: […]

New Superintendent floats controversial idea to attract students to LAUSD

New Superintendent floats controversial idea to attract students to LAUSD

LAUSD’s Michelle King LAUSD’s new superintendent Michelle King has kept her plans for the district fairly close to the vest, so it made headlines this week when she announced in her first interview her belief single-sex campuses could be a way to attract families to the district. It’s a controversial topic, and one that’s currently […]

New Superintendent floats controversial idea to attract students to LAUSD

New Superintendent floats controversial idea to attract students to LAUSD

LAUSD’s Michelle King LAUSD’s new superintendent Michelle King has kept her plans for the district fairly close to the vest, so it made headlines this week when she announced in her first interview her belief single-sex campuses could be a way to attract families to the district. It’s a controversial topic, and one that’s currently […]

Quentin Tarantino and the great American language debate

Quentin Tarantino and the great American language debate

Director Quentin Tarantino speaks at the press conference for “The Hateful Eight.” ; Credit: Bryan Bedder Quentin Tarantino made waves this week after he used the word “ghetto” in his Golden Globes acceptance speech. He used it in the context of its historically correct usage, as an area confined to members of a minority group, […]

The quizzical sport of Oscar award predictions

The quizzical sport of Oscar award predictions

Announcement cards and envelopes by designer Marc Friedland which are used by presenters at the Oscars to announce winners.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images Forecasting Academy Award nominees is a complex, fun, and influential game. The top predictors in showbiz can be found on the website Gold Derby, including film critic Thelma Adams. Adams and her […]

What lies ahead after NFL owners approve Inglewood stadium, Rams move to LA

What lies ahead after NFL owners approve Inglewood stadium, Rams move to LA

Inglewood’s mayor poses with L.A. Rams fans at an Inglewood City Council meeting.; Credit: Ben Bergman/KPCC More than two decades after the Raiders and Rams played their last games in Southern California, professional football is returning to the Los Angeles market. 30 of the 32 NFL team owners voted in favor of St. Louis Rams’ […]

What lies ahead after NFL owners approve Inglewood stadium, Rams move to LA

What lies ahead after NFL owners approve Inglewood stadium, Rams move to LA

Inglewood’s mayor poses with L.A. Rams fans at an Inglewood City Council meeting.; Credit: Ben Bergman/KPCC More than two decades after the Raiders and Rams played their last games in Southern California, professional football is returning to the Los Angeles market. 30 of the 32 NFL team owners voted in favor of St. Louis Rams’ […]

What lies ahead after NFL owners approve Inglewood stadium, Rams move to LA

What lies ahead after NFL owners approve Inglewood stadium, Rams move to LA

Inglewood’s mayor poses with L.A. Rams fans at an Inglewood City Council meeting.; Credit: Ben Bergman/KPCC More than two decades after the Raiders and Rams played their last games in Southern California, professional football is returning to the Los Angeles market. 30 of the 32 NFL team owners voted in favor of St. Louis Rams’ […]

A brief history of ‘lame duck’ State of the Union addresses

A brief history of ‘lame duck’ State of the Union addresses

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images No slave to 24-hour cable news and the Twitterverse, President Thomas Jefferson eschewed delivering public speeches on the State of the Union, choosing instead to send his message to Congress in writing via messenger. The tradition held for […]