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Survey: 1 in 4 women violently attacked by partner

Survey: 1 in 4 women violently attacked by partner

Experts are astounded by a new large-scale survey on domestic violence and rape. It found 24 percent of women and 14 percent of men have experienced physical violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Christmas – a good time of year to be an atheist

Christmas – a good time of year to be an atheist

“No God? No problem!” That’s the message the American Humanist Association is conveying this holiday season. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Finally! Amnesty for those with traffic ticket fines, but only if they’ve refused to pay from the get-go.

Finally! Amnesty for those with traffic ticket fines, but only if they’ve refused to pay from the get-go.

Scofflaw. It means what you might think: a person who scoffs at, or flouts, a law (particularly a law that’s hard to enforce). Starting New Year’s Day, 2012, a new California law offers amnesty to all those scofflaws with unpaid traffic tickets dated before January 1, 2009. SB 857 will open a six-month window in [...]

Nurturing your child’s developing brain

Nurturing your child’s developing brain

As a parent, you may be expert at taking care of your child’s body. You know what to do in case of fever, which foods are the healthiest and how to treat a skinned knee. But do you know how to care for your child’s brain? Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Gov. Brown announces triggered budget cuts

Gov. Brown announces triggered budget cuts

California Governor Jerry Brown has announced the triggered cuts to the state's budget. What departments and sectors are most affected? What is revenue projected to be by the end of the year? Is the school year going to be shortened? Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

The Sexiest Woman of All Time: Jennifer Aniston??

The Sexiest Woman of All Time: Jennifer Aniston??

The sexiest woman ever… is… Jennifer Aniston? Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Please banish that word!

Please banish that word!

Sarah Palin may stand by "refudiate," but wordsmiths the world over say its use should be repudiated – no matter how "viral" it went. In fact, the made-up word landed on the 2011 List of Banished Words, compiled annually by Lake Superior State University (LSSU). Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

“The Stealth of Nations”: Robert Neuwirth on the world’s shadow economies

“The Stealth of Nations”: Robert Neuwirth on the world’s shadow economies

“System D.” If the name doesn’t ring any bells, that’s because it’s a term for something you’re not supposed to pay attention to—a shadow economy that includes everything from unlicensed food vendors and people who specialize in fashion knock-offs to individuals who sell Proctor & Gamble products (with permission from the company) in remote villages [...]

Olympia Dukakis’ silent ‘Vigil’

Olympia Dukakis’ silent ‘Vigil’

In Morris Panych's 1995 dark comedy “Vigil,” award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis utters a mere 12 lines during her nearly two-hour onstage performance as an elderly hermit visited by an obnoxious deadbeat. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Jim Lehrer and his new book about presidential debates, “Tension City”

Jim Lehrer and his new book about presidential debates, “Tension City”

Award-winning journalist Jim Lehrer’s newly published book “Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain” (Random House) takes a witty, behind-the-scenes look at more than 40 years of televised presidential debates. Lehrer, long considered one of the most well respected figures in broadcast journalism, has interviewed every president since Gerald Ford, and has [...]