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LAUSD families scramble after threat shuts down 1,000-plus schools

LAUSD families scramble after threat shuts down 1,000-plus schools
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; Credit: Annie Gilbertson/KPCC Parents were notified of the LAUSD closures this morning, due to a “credible threat,” not long before school bells were scheduled to ring – leaving hundreds of thousands of families scrambling for childcare. Some parents were informed of campus closures this morning via cell phone, while others heard of the news […]

Can the K-1 visa program be relied on to vet terrorists?

Can the K-1 visa program be relied on to vet terrorists?

Anthony Ramos, a Customs and Border Protection officer, checks Chris Layman, Katy Layman, 21 months old, and Natalie Layman in at the passport control area ; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Last week the FBI revealed that Tashfeen Malik, the woman who is a suspect in the recent mass shooting in San Bernardino, was radicalized before […]

The pros and cons of nontraditional resumés in the digital era

The pros and cons of nontraditional resumés in the digital era

A job seeker fills out an application during a career fair at the Southeast Community Facility Commission on May 21, 2014 in San Francisco, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Gone are the days when applying to jobs meant filling out extensive paperwork and uploading a resume. Southern California job-seekers can now blast out their […]

We used to listen to politicians and laugh at comedians…now what?

We used to listen to politicians and laugh at comedians…now what?

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump references fellow candidate Jeb Bush at a Pearl Harbor Day Rally at the U.S.S. Yorktown December 7, 2015, in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. ; Credit: Sean Rayford/Getty Images Presidential elections offer prime material for comedians and satirists who try to sprinkle a little truth-based humor among the sea of political […]

What does it mean to be ‘adulting’?

What does it mean to be ‘adulting’?

An employee views trading screens at the offices of Panmure Gordon and Co.; Credit: Carl Court/Getty Images In a recent piece for Jezebel, Madeleine Davies lamented the continued use of the word “Adulting” in social media. For those not in the know, the phrase comes from those in their early to mid 20’s who are […]

What does it mean to be ‘adulting’?

What does it mean to be ‘adulting’?

An employee views trading screens at the offices of Panmure Gordon and Co.; Credit: Carl Court/Getty Images In a recent piece for Jezebel, Madeleine Davies lamented the continued use of the word “Adulting” in social media. For those not in the know, the phrase comes from those in their early to mid 20’s who are […]

The positive impact of vinyl records and physical books

The positive impact of vinyl records and physical books

With a Michael Jackson album displayed on the counter, employee Daniel Auster spins records inside A-1 Records on June 26, 2009 in New York, New York.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Remember going to record stores and poring through vinyl albums? Or maybe you’re of an age where a record store is now a rare, independently-owned […]

The positive impact of vinyl records and physical books

The positive impact of vinyl records and physical books

With a Michael Jackson album displayed on the counter, employee Daniel Auster spins records inside A-1 Records on June 26, 2009 in New York, New York.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Remember going to record stores and poring through vinyl albums? Or maybe you’re of an age where a record store is now a rare, independently-owned […]

Sen. Feinstein seeks mandate for social media companies to monitor terror threats

Sen. Feinstein seeks mandate for social media companies to monitor terror threats

Vice Chair of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Senator Dianne Feinstein (L), D-California, speaks after attending a closed committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.; Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images Sen. Dianne Feinstein is working to reintroduce a bill that would enlist the help of social media to report suspected terrorist activity. The […]

FBI latest update on San Bernardino shooting

FBI latest update on San Bernardino shooting

Federal Bureau of Investigation assistant director David Bowdich speaks during a news conference on December 4, 2015 in San Bernardino, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk will speak with KPCC Reporter Erika Aguilar about the FBI’s news conference happening Monday afternoon. Guest: Erika Aguilar, KPCC reporter Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs