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Dave Isay talks about the StoryCorps 9/11 “We Remember” project

Dave Isay talks about the StoryCorps 9/11 “We Remember” project

For the past 5 years, StoryCorps has worked with the 9/11 Memorial to record at least one remembrance for each of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terrorist attacks. To date, they’ve memorialized 583 individual victims. “We must never forget the lives lost on that day,” says Dave Isay, the founder of StoryCorps. Today, [...]

The changing face of the U.S. military: Shifting demographics, new challenges

The changing face of the U.S. military: Shifting demographics, new challenges

Changing attitudes about service, economic uncertainty, and new approaches to recruitment have altered the image of the modern U.S. military. But ongoing wars and shifts in the military's demographics pose new and difficult challenges for servicemen and women. KPCC's Patt Morrison sat down with several military recruiters and military families to discuss today's warriors. Read [...]

The latest on the Kelly Thomas case

The latest on the Kelly Thomas case

The father of Kelly Thomas held a press conference this morning to reveal how and why his son died a few days after a police beating in Fullerton. Frustrated by the Orange County District Attorney’s pace in determining the cause of death, Thomas wants to reveal through computer-generated animation a detailed version of the cause [...]

Muslim and living in the US after 9/11

Muslim and living in the US after 9/11

Sept. 11 affected the psyche of the whole nation, but for many Muslims in America, it changed everything about their day-to-day lives. For some Muslim youth the suspicion brought on by 9/11 made them simultaneously question their traditions and solidify their sense of self. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Covering disasters in the Southland: A KPCC’s open newsroom event

Covering disasters in the Southland: A KPCC’s open newsroom event

KPCC wrestles with news decisions every day that affect what you hear on air and read about online. In an effort to continue our transparent news process, the KPCC newsroom opens its doors to the public in our “Open Newsroom” series. Tonight at 7pm in The Crawford Family Forum, KPCC’s Washington, D.C. Correspondent Kitty Felde [...]

100+: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, from Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith

100+: How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything, from Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith

Cro-Magnon humans lived to an average age of 18 years old. Today, the average life expectancy is 80 years. And according to Sonia Arrison, living to 100 will eventually become the norm, not the exception. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

9/11 and its effect on the film industry

9/11 and its effect on the film industry

It’s been a full decade since the attacks on the World Trade Center, and there are several aspects of modern life which have arisen in direct response to the tragic event. Whether it’s signage on the train you take to work, or the enhanced security screenings you pass through at the airport when flying, the [...]

Education Summit: The Way Forward for Your Child’s Education and the LAUSD

Education Summit: The Way Forward for Your Child’s Education and the LAUSD

Tough times and tough questions face the Los Angeles Unified School District: slashed budgets have caused teacher and staff layoffs, increased class sizes, and cancellation of arts and career training courses; test scores are low and drop-out rates high; conflict over evaluations threatens the relationship between teachers and the district; and it’s a constant challenge [...]

Embarrassing relatives of the White House and your house

Embarrassing relatives of the White House and your house

When the black sheep of your family gets arrested for a DUI and says his one phone call will be to the White House, you know you've got a problem. Last week, in Farmingham, Massachusetts, police pulled over Onyango Obama after he was allegedly driving recklessly. It turns out that Obama is the half brother [...]

Is Marriage for White People?: should African American women marry more across color line?

Is Marriage for White People?: should African American women marry more across color line?

Should African American women marry more men who are not African American? In his controversial new book, Is Marriage for White People?, Stanford Law Professor Ralph Richard Banks says yes. Banks explains that the declining rate of marriage among blacks over the past 50 years largely boils down to a simple problem of supply and [...]