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Live from the AltCar Expo – Beyond cars: how public transportation and biking could transform Southern California

Live from the AltCar Expo – Beyond cars: how public transportation and biking could transform Southern California

Beyond cars, what will the future public transportation and bike landscape of Southern California look like? Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

The decisive moment – is it for real?

The decisive moment – is it for real?

It’s one of the most infamous images of the Great Depression: the sun-bleached skull of a steer on the parched, drought-stricken plains of South Dakota. When the photo, taken by Farm Security Administration photographer Arthur Rothstein, ran in The Washington Post, it served as a graphic depiction of the scourge of overgrazed land and the [...]

Who’s had the worst recession? Boomers, Millennials and Gen-Xers debate

Who’s had the worst recession? Boomers, Millennials and Gen-Xers debate

Gen-Y has the worst unemployment. Boomers have the least time to recover their lost savings before heading into retirement. Gen-Xers are in the doldrums, stuck between paying off debt in a stagnant economy and taking more on. But who’s had the worst recession? Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

The wets vs the drys – America’s Prohibition experiment

The wets vs the drys – America’s Prohibition experiment

In the modern era of liquor on billboards and beer commercials dominating the Super Bowl, it may seem strange that at the turn of the last century alcohol was outlawed completely in the United States. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

How Ronald Reagan’s fight with air traffic controllers forever changed labor relations

How Ronald Reagan’s fight with air traffic controllers forever changed labor relations

In 1981, air traffic controllers at Washington Dulles airport called an illegal strike. President Ronald Reagan, who had been in office less than a year – and who had been endorsed by the controllers’ union – fired the striking workers. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Gun fight over the Second Amendment

Gun fight over the Second Amendment

Several high-profile cases in the past three years have revived and reshaped the debate over Americans’ right to bear arms. Most recently, the Supreme Court in 2008’s District of Columbia v. Heller struck down a law banning handguns in the nation’s capitol. But the battle has been going on for centuries. And no wonder – [...]

Incivility and the Antichrist: how far is too far?

Incivility and the Antichrist: how far is too far?

Incivility in politics is nothing new, but is it reaching a new low? President Obama’s fundraiser at the House of Blues last night was interrupted by a heckler who stood in front of the president’s podium and shouted, “You’re the antichrist!” Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

1493 – When worlds collided

1493 – When worlds collided

Though populated by numerous indigenous peoples, the pre-Columbian “new world” was geographically isolated from more advanced European civilization. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

From war orphan to Hollywood icon

From war orphan to Hollywood icon

He was born on a French battlefield during the first World War. Starting life as an orphan, his journey to Hollywood led to starring roles in nearly two dozen blockbuster silent films. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Marijuana and crime: do they go hand and hand?

Marijuana and crime: do they go hand and hand?

Conventional wisdom often dictates that drugs and crime go hand-in-hand, but a new report by the RAND corporation calls into question that logic, at least when it come to marijuana. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs