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Actors, artists react to casting white actor as Martin Luther King, Jr.

Actors, artists react to casting white actor as Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Director Will Gluck and Actors Bobby Cannavale, Quvenzhane Wallis, Sandy the Dog, Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx attend ‘Annie’ Cast Photo Call at Crosby Street Hotel.; Credit: Theo Wargo/Getty Images The playwright of “The Mountaintop,” a play about Martin Luther King Jr. immediately preceding his assassination, is incensed that a Kent University amateur director intentionally […]

Is it time to rethink the Supreme Court case that governs officers’ use of force?

Is it time to rethink the Supreme Court case that governs officers’ use of force?

A police officer in uniform.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC Thirty-one years ago today, citing something “amiss,” cops detained car maintenance worker Dethorne Graham as he rushed out of a convenience store in Charlotte, NC. Graham, a diabetic, had made a quick stop for orange juice when he felt an insulin reaction coming on, but abruptly left […]

Is it time to rethink the Supreme Court case that governs officers’ use of force?

Is it time to rethink the Supreme Court case that governs officers’ use of force?

A police officer in uniform.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC Thirty-one years ago today, citing something “amiss,” cops detained car maintenance worker Dethorne Graham as he rushed out of a convenience store in Charlotte, NC. Graham, a diabetic, had made a quick stop for orange juice when he felt an insulin reaction coming on, but abruptly left […]

Is it time to rethink the Supreme Court case that governs officers’ use of force?

Is it time to rethink the Supreme Court case that governs officers’ use of force?

A police officer in uniform.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC Thirty-one years ago today, citing something “amiss,” cops detained car maintenance worker Dethorne Graham as he rushed out of a convenience store in Charlotte, NC. Graham, a diabetic, had made a quick stop for orange juice when he felt an insulin reaction coming on, but abruptly left […]

Impact of Disney CEO joining Los Angeles NFL bid

Impact of Disney CEO joining Los Angeles NFL bid

The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger took part today in “Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios” presentation at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. ; Credit: Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney The company that was formed in the hopes of bringing an NFL team back to […]

Impact of Disney CEO joining Los Angeles NFL bid

Impact of Disney CEO joining Los Angeles NFL bid

The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger took part today in “Worlds, Galaxies, and Universes: Live Action at The Walt Disney Studios” presentation at Disney’s D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. ; Credit: Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney The company that was formed in the hopes of bringing an NFL team back to […]

Can the UC accommodate 10K more students under proposal to increase in-state enrollment?

Can the UC accommodate 10K more students under proposal to increase in-state enrollment?

Students go about their business at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as the prospect of billions of dollars in cuts looms for California after voters turned down a suite of tax and budget-reform measures in a special election this month to deal with the massive state budget crises.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images The UC […]

1984 to 2024: Lessons learned from the last Olympics

1984 to 2024: Lessons learned from the last Olympics

(L-R) AirTalk host Larry Mantle, Anita L. DeFrantz, Rich Llewellyn, Jeff Millman, Barry Sanders and Herb Wesson at the LA84 discussion on November 5, 2015.; Credit: Bill Youngbood/SCPR It has been said that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. If the 2024 Summer Olympics are awarded to Los Angeles, repeating […]

Happy? New study finds 30-somethings less satisfied than their parents were

Happy? New study finds 30-somethings less satisfied than their parents were

Stressed business people at work; Credit: Getty Images/Getty Images A new study is challenging the conventional wisdom that happiness comes with age. Using data from as far back as the 1970s, San Diego State University professor Jean Twenge and her team found that people in their 30s and up used to be a lot happier […]

AP investigation: Gov. Brown had state workers research oil on ranch

AP investigation: Gov. Brown had state workers research oil on ranch

California Gov. Jerry Brown attends the Drive The Dream 2015, an event aimed at accelerating the continued adoption of plug-in electric vehicles in California.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images (AP) Gov. Jerry Brown last year directed state oil and gas regulators to research, map and report back on any mining and oil drilling potential and history […]