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The latest rumors on the NFL coming to LA

The latest rumors on the NFL coming to LA

Over the weekend, it seemed as if the Minnesota Vikings, one team being courted to move to Los Angeles, was going to stay put. However, those reports were unfounded, and we may just see another Minnesota team move to L.A. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Felony charges filed against chemistry professor in fatal laboratory death

Felony charges filed against chemistry professor in fatal laboratory death

Three years ago, a 23-year-old University of California chemist was severely burned over nearly half of her body in a laboratory chemical fire. Sheharbano “Sheri” Sangji, who was not wearing a protective lab coat during the experiment, died of her injuries 18 days later. The case brought into questions about lab safety practices at UCLA [...]

Author Julia Flynn Siler on Hawaii’s controversial past

Author Julia Flynn Siler on Hawaii’s controversial past

Most people know that Hawaii was the last region in North America to enter the union, but many don’t know the elaborate history of the islands prior to being annexed. In her book "Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America’s First Imperial Adventure," author Julia Flynn Siler sheds light on the influential [...]

Does L.A need to rethink 2am bar closing?

Does L.A need to rethink 2am bar closing?

The New York versus Los Angeles debate can have a lot of moving parts, but it usually comes down to one thing: in New York you can get a drink until 4 o’clock in the morning. Here in Los Angeles the bars roll up at 2am and all those partiers are looking for some place [...]

"These Amazing Shadows" documentary

"These Amazing Shadows" documentary

What do the films Casablanca, Blazing Saddles and West Side Story have in common? Besides being popular, they have also been deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and listed on The National Film Registry. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

B.R. Myers addresses allegations of fake mourning and self image in North Korea

B.R. Myers addresses allegations of fake mourning and self image in North Korea

As inhabitants of the world’s most isolated nation, North Koreans believe what they’re told. Propaganda has persuaded them that they are racially and morally pure, and that food donations to famine victims are in fact tribute from a terrified United States. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

FilmWeek: War Horse, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Adventures of Tintin, We Bought a Zoo, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and more

FilmWeek: War Horse, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Adventures of Tintin, We Bought a Zoo, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and more

KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon join Larry to review the week’s new film releases including War Horse, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Adventures of Tintin, We Bought a Zoo, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close and more. TGI-FilmWeek! Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

John Henry Faulk’s Christmas Story

John Henry Faulk’s Christmas Story

It was more than forty years ago that story-teller and radio host John Henry Faulk first recorded his “Christmas Story.” Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Good tidings & last minute food guidings from the LA Times test kitchen

Good tidings & last minute food guidings from the LA Times test kitchen

Before a recipe for turducken, bacon-maple biscuits or magical honey cakes can grace the pages of the Los Angeles Times it gets tested, tasted, tweaked and re-tested in their spacious test kitchen. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Justice Sandra O’Connor talks about her legacy

Justice Sandra O’Connor talks about her legacy

Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court and she was the tiebreaking vote on landmark cases such as Bush v. Gore. What she experienced there has made her a crusader for civics education. The Justice joins Patt to walk through what she believes will be her greatest legacy, <a [...]