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The Peace Corps at 50: has it changed with changing times?

The Peace Corps at 50: has it changed with changing times?

Since President John Kennedy signed the Peace Corps into existence in 1961, American men and women have fanned out over the globe as volunteers in underserved areas, working on education, health and HIV/AIDS, the environment, youth development, agriculture and more. Fifty years later, the world has changed but their mission remains the same. How has [...]

The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games are Won

The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games are Won

Does life explain sports? Is it possible that the same behavioral dynamics that apply to our daily existence are equally applicable to athletics? The authors of Sportscasting contend that the reason refs miss calls is the same reason some parents don’t inoculate their kids and that Tiger Woods is prone to making the same mistakes [...]

Deadly San Bruno gas explosion focus of NTSB hearing

Deadly San Bruno gas explosion focus of NTSB hearing

Today, the National Transportation Safety Board started a three-day hearing on the San Bruno accident. Last September, a pipeline rupture sent a giant pillar of fire shooting into the air, killing eight people and leaving dozens of homes in the San Francisco suburb in ruins. A top federal safety official is promising to take “every [...]

Best Buy "cures" buyer’s remorse: should you future-proof your technology?

Best Buy "cures" buyer’s remorse: should you future-proof your technology?

“In today’s world, technology changes faster than the weather. This makes us all nervous and unable to commit to a technology purchase. What if today’s latest and greatest is tomorrow’s not-so latest and greatest? It’s like buying a boombox a week before mp3 players come out.” This is Best Buy’s pitch, in a cartoon video [...]

Justice Department and big tobacco spar over proposed “corrective statement” ads

Justice Department and big tobacco spar over proposed “corrective statement” ads

Imagine a pack of smokes at 7/11 featuring the cool Indian Chief smoking and a label that reads: "This is Philip Morris. Just a friendly heads up: we are liars. Smoking kills and the Indian Chief on this box probably already has lung cancer." The Justice Department says cigarette manufacturers should publish similar “corrective statements” [...]

Zero-sum future: American power in the age of anxiety

Zero-sum future: American power in the age of anxiety

The Information Age has given way to an Age of Anxiety, as Gideon Rachman sees it. In his new book, <i>Zero-Sum Future</i>, the chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times depicts a financially stable China manufacturing most of America’s products, a potentially unstable Middle East possessing most of the world’s oil, and America exercising [...]

FilmWeek’s Oscar preview from the Egyptian Theatre

FilmWeek’s Oscar preview from the Egyptian Theatre

AirTalk rolled out the red carpet at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood for our 9th annual Academy Awards Preview show. Larry and KPCC's FilmWeek critics Andy Klein, Lael Loewenstein, Wade Major, Claudia Puig, Peter Rainer, Henry Sheehan, Charles Solomon, and Tim Cogshell talked about the best movies of the year and which ones should take [...]

Comedy Congress live from the Crawford Family Forum!

Comedy Congress live from the Crawford Family Forum!

The only true medicine for the pain of politics is laughter—after all, if we weren’t laughing at the (mostly) unintentional humor emanating from Washington D.C. and state capitols, chances are we’d be crying. As Republicans take over the House gridlock has settled into Congress while both sides insist on refighting old fights. Haven’t we seen [...]

High school teacher’s job in jeopardy over blog posts

High school teacher’s job in jeopardy over blog posts

When "Ms. Munroe," a local high school teacher in Pennsylvania, started a blog as a way of keeping in touch with friends and family she had no idea that it would one day be discovered by students and embroil in a debate about the limits of online speech. The teacher's blog posts often referred to [...]

A man with a stammer or a dancer with demons? It’s Oscar time.

A man with a stammer or a dancer with demons? It’s Oscar time.

The 83rd annual Academy Award presentation is Sunday night. James Franco and Anne Hathaway are hosting. The two are rumored to be reenacting famous movie scenes. So if you don’t want to hear their rendition of “You’re the One that I Want” from the musical Grease, you may want to locate the mute button. Oh [...]