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Filmweek: ‘Inherent Vice,’ ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings,’ ‘Top Five’ and more!

Filmweek: ‘Inherent Vice,’ ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings,’ ‘Top Five’ and more!
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Christian Bale attends an Official Academy Members Screening of Exodus: Gods and Kings hosted by The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences on December 8, 2014 in New York City. ; Credit: Craig Barritt Larry and KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan and Tim Cogshell  review this week’s releases including “Inherent Vice,” “Exodus: Gods and […]

Dodgers and Angels trades shake up rosters as 2014 Winter Meetings wrap up in San Diego

Dodgers and Angels trades shake up rosters as 2014 Winter Meetings wrap up in San Diego

Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim runs to first base in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on August 7, 2014 in Anaheim, California. ; Credit: Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images Baseball in Los Angeles is going to have a very different look in 2015, thanks […]

What you need to know about the latest Uber lawsuit and how to protect yourself

What you need to know about the latest Uber lawsuit and how to protect yourself

San Francisco district attorney George Gascon speaks during a new conference to announce a civil consumer protection action against rideshare company Uber on December 9, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Gascon, along with Los Angeles district attorney Jackie Lacey, announced the filing of a civil consumer protection action against Uber Technologies Inc. for making false […]

How is California doing in the national fight to curb over-medication of nursing home patients?

How is California doing in the national fight to curb over-medication of nursing home patients?

A veteran sits in a wheelchair at the Quincy Veterans Home February 16, 2005 in Quincy, Illinois. The home, with its 683 beds, is the largest and oldest of four veteran’s nursing homes in Illinois. ; Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images On NPR this week, correspondent Ina Jaffe reported on an alarming trend taking place in […]

Senate Committee: CIA torture in wake of 9/11 was ineffective and illegal

Senate Committee: CIA torture in wake of 9/11 was ineffective and illegal

Senator John McCain, R-Arizona, speaks to reporters about the release of a report on CIA interrogations of high-value terrorists a decade ago, while walking from the subway on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, December 9, 2014. ; Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images Today, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) blamed CIA headquarters, analysts and contractors for the illegal […]

After Ferguson, Garner, what should be President Obama’s legacy on racial tensions?

After Ferguson, Garner, what should be President Obama’s legacy on racial tensions?

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the Summit on College Opportunity at the Ronald Reagan Building December 4, 2014 in Washington, DC. President Obama commented on the death of Eric Garner as he hosted the summit on “building sustainable collaborations in communities with strong K-12 and higher education partnerships to encourage college attendance.” ; Credit: […]

Filmweek: ‘Still Alice,’ ‘Wild,’ ‘Dying of the Light’ and more

Filmweek: ‘Still Alice,’ ‘Wild,’ ‘Dying of the Light’ and more

Julianne Moore stars in ‘Still Alice'; Credit: Sony Pictures via AFI Festival Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Andy Klein review this week’s releases, including ‘Still Alice,’ ‘Wild,’ ‘Dying of the Light’ and more. TGI-Filmweek!   Ranker – Top 10 Lists and More var RNKRW = RNKRW || {};RNKRW.pref = {}; var […]

Eric Garner decision: What needs to change in police training

Eric Garner decision: What needs to change in police training

NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 3: People lie down in the street as they take part during a protest in support of Eric Garner at the Columbus Circle on December 3, 2014 in New York City. Garner died after being put in a chokehold during an alteration with NYPD officers in the Staten Island borough […]

Are computer tablets the best tech for K-12 students to use in the classroom?

Are computer tablets the best tech for K-12 students to use in the classroom?

; Credit: FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/Getty Images LAUSD’s rollout of its iPad program has been challenge-prone to say the least. On Monday afternoon, the FBI seized 20 boxes of documents for its investigation in how the district handled its $1.3 billion program. KPCC is reporting that a federal grand jury will meet Friday to look at the […]

Supreme Court weighs pregnancy discrimination on the job

Supreme Court weighs pregnancy discrimination on the job

Vocal demonstrators protesting outside of the Supreme Court Wednesday December 3, 2014. In a case that has allied abortion-rights groups with anti-abortion groups, today the Supreme Court justices heard arguments that United Parcel Service discriminated against a pregnant employee. While working at UPS, Peggy Young was required to lift packages weighing up to 70 pounds, […]