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Ask the Chief: LAPD’s top cop, Charlie Beck on security, crime and keeping Angelenos safe

Ask the Chief: LAPD’s top cop, Charlie Beck on security, crime and keeping Angelenos safe

The 10th anniversary of 9/11 was a sad reminder of the American lives lost that fateful day, but also of the subsequent transformation in our nation’s security procedure. How did the terrorist attacks change the way the LAPD does business? Police Chief Charlie Beck is here to tell us how, and to inform us about [...]

Interfaith panel – promoting unity between people of different creeds

Interfaith panel – promoting unity between people of different creeds

Since the 9/11 terror attacks, Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders have been working together to try to calm anti-Muslim rhetoric down and redirect the conversation. But after the killing of 9/11 architect Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011, nearly one in three respondents to a recent survey agreed that “Muslims are mostly responsible [...]

Comedy Congress, live under the stars at KPCC

Comedy Congress, live under the stars at KPCC

There’s nothing like a national fiscal crisis to bring out the worst in our politicians. As President Obama and Congress flirted with disaster, ending up with a predictably lame debt ceiling deal, the ramped up tensions produced glorious opportunities to laugh at our political leadership. Judging by their abysmally low poll numbers, if you aren’t [...]

Dave Isay talks about the StoryCorps 9/11 “We Remember” project

Dave Isay talks about the StoryCorps 9/11 “We Remember” project

For the past 5 years, StoryCorps has worked with the 9/11 Memorial to record at least one remembrance for each of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terrorist attacks. To date, they’ve memorialized 583 individual victims. “We must never forget the lives lost on that day,” says Dave Isay, the founder of StoryCorps. Today, [...]

The changing face of the U.S. military: Shifting demographics, new challenges

The changing face of the U.S. military: Shifting demographics, new challenges

Changing attitudes about service, economic uncertainty, and new approaches to recruitment have altered the image of the modern U.S. military. But ongoing wars and shifts in the military's demographics pose new and difficult challenges for servicemen and women. KPCC's Patt Morrison sat down with several military recruiters and military families to discuss today's warriors. Read [...]

The latest on the Kelly Thomas case

The latest on the Kelly Thomas case

The father of Kelly Thomas held a press conference this morning to reveal how and why his son died a few days after a police beating in Fullerton. Frustrated by the Orange County District Attorney’s pace in determining the cause of death, Thomas wants to reveal through computer-generated animation a detailed version of the cause [...]

Muslim and living in the US after 9/11

Muslim and living in the US after 9/11

Sept. 11 affected the psyche of the whole nation, but for many Muslims in America, it changed everything about their day-to-day lives. For some Muslim youth the suspicion brought on by 9/11 made them simultaneously question their traditions and solidify their sense of self. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Covering disasters in the Southland: A KPCC’s open newsroom event

Covering disasters in the Southland: A KPCC’s open newsroom event

KPCC wrestles with news decisions every day that affect what you hear on air and read about online. In an effort to continue our transparent news process, the KPCC newsroom opens its doors to the public in our “Open Newsroom” series. Tonight at 7pm in The Crawford Family Forum, KPCC’s Washington, D.C. Correspondent Kitty Felde [...]

100+: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, from Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith

100+: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, from Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith

Cro-Magnon humans lived to an average age of 18 years old. Today, the average life expectancy is 80 years. And according to Sonia Arrison, living to 100 will eventually become the norm, not the exception. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

9/11 and its effect on the film industry

9/11 and its effect on the film industry

It’s been a full decade since the attacks on the World Trade Center, and there are several aspects of modern life which have arisen in direct response to the tragic event. Whether it’s signage on the train you take to work, or the enhanced security screenings you pass through at the airport when flying, the [...]