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Conrad Murray gets maximum sentence for Jackson death

Conrad Murray gets maximum sentence for Jackson death

Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor handed down the maximum allowable sentence to Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray today. He’s been sentenced to four years behind bars for Jackson’s death with the judge calling his actions a “horrific violation of trust.” Murray will likely serve only about half his time because of prison overcrowding but the [...]

"V is for Vengeance" – A dish best served in Sue Grafton’s new novel

"V is for Vengeance" – A dish best served in Sue Grafton’s new novel

After a convicted shoplifter takes a fatal plunge from a bridge in 1988, private investigator Kinsey Millhone is hired to look into the suspicious circumstances surrounding the tragedy. This is the premise of award-winning author Sue Grafton's new murder mystery novel "V is for Vengeance." Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte shares his song

Entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte shares his song

Harry Belafonte's childhood began in Harlem, where his neighbors were Duke Ellington and Langston Hughes. His mother regularly took him to see jazz greats at the Apollo Theater. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

America the Vulnerable: are we just one, big porous and penetrable network?

America the Vulnerable: are we just one, big porous and penetrable network?

“Rabid” and “relentless” are just two of the adjectives that Joel Brenner uses to describe the daily attacks on intellectual property produced in the United States. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Movie Legend Steve McQueen

Movie Legend Steve McQueen

Steve McQueen was one of the top box-office draws of the 1960s and 70s. Known for his anti-hero persona in now-classics such as The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Thomas Crown Affair, and Bullitt, McQueen remains a silver screen legend. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Sailing Into History

Sailing Into History

We all know the story of Christopher Columbus’ first voyage to the New World; we sang about it as schoolchildren and celebrate it with a bank holiday each October. But that wasn’t the end of his seafaring adventures. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Helping your pets cope with the holidays

Helping your pets cope with the holidays

The table is set, the candles are lit and your loved ones are sitting down to a perfectly adorned table, when to what should your wondering eyes should appear…but Molly, the ill-behaved and beloved family dog licking the turkey at the edge of the table. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

We are thankful for StoryCorps’ National Day of Listening this Friday

We are thankful for StoryCorps’ National Day of Listening this Friday

Make this Thanksgiving holiday an especially happy one for a teacher in your life. Use StoryCorps to send a special ‘thank you’ to an educator who made an impact on you. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Undocumented VS. Illegal: The debate heats up

Undocumented VS. Illegal: The debate heats up

For years, the mainstream media has struggled with how to refer to foreign nationals who live and work in this country without authorization. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Black politics in the 21st Century

Black politics in the 21st Century

Renowned political science professor and author Michael C. Dawson has been conducting studies on race in America since 2005. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs