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How to get it (your credit score, that is) up

How to get it (your credit score, that is) up

Need some inspiration to get your credit score up a little higher? One word: perks. Banks are aggressively marketing to those with excellent credit offering enticements like few or no fees, 0% interest on new purchases for one year on balance transfers, even free companion tickets on flights (if you are lucky enough to have [...]

Cokie & Steve Roberts mix faith, food, love & work in new book

Cokie & Steve Roberts mix faith, food, love & work in new book

How do successful interfaith couples make it work? Can members of two distinct religious beliefs not only coexist, but worship to the full extent without infringing on one another? Cokie and Steve Roberts contend that it is not only possible, but that by doing so it enriches the spiritual lives of both parties involved. In [...]

Species triage—a viable way to manage California’s water problems?

Species triage—a viable way to manage California’s water problems?

"Eighty percent of the state's 129 native fish species are extinct or imperiled," according to a new study from the Public Policy Institute of California. How to fix that? The answer might surprise you—the study’s authors propose allowing invasive species to go extinct in order to facilitate a balancing act between preserving a high quality [...]

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

Before Egypt grabbed international headlines for its democracy demonstrations and the ouster of then president Hosni Mubarak, new books on the history of that nation were probably not in very high demand. What a difference a democratic revolution makes. Today Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson and his latest book on Egyptian history are highly welcome. The Rise [...]

What about California’s nuclear power plants?

What about California’s nuclear power plants?

Diablo Canyon Power Plant, located in San Luis Obispo County right along the Pacific Coast, contains two nuclear reactors and is built to withstand a 7.5 magnitude earthquake. San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, located in San Diego County right along the Pacific coast, contains two reactors and was built to withstand a 7.0 quake. As [...]

Instant update on earthquake-damaged Japanese nuclear power plant

Instant update on earthquake-damaged Japanese nuclear power plant

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FilmWeek: Battle: Los Angeles, Mars Needs Moms, Red Riding Hood, Kill the Irishman and more

FilmWeek: Battle: Los Angeles, Mars Needs Moms, Red Riding Hood, Kill the Irishman and more

FilmWeek: KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein, Tim Cogshell and Charles Solomon join Larry to review the week’s new film releases including Battle: Los Angeles, Mars Needs Moms, Red Riding Hood, Kill the Irishman and more. TGI-FilmWeek! Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Eva Marie Saint is still gracing the stage

Eva Marie Saint is still gracing the stage

Legendary actress Eva Marie Saint has enjoyed a decades-long career in film, television and on the stage. She has studied at the Actor’s Studio, starred in “On the Waterfront” with Marlon Brando, shared the screen with icon Cary Grant in Alfred Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest” and been broadcast into the living rooms of millions with [...]

Just Cook for a Just Cause – a young man’s recipes help the homeless

Just Cook for a Just Cause – a young man’s recipes help the homeless

Thirteen year old Patrick Minassians and his eighth grade class were challenged by their teacher to ‘pay it forward’ by finding a concrete way to help their community. Patrick, who loves soccer and math, also has a passion for cooking. As his mother Mary puts it, “He is simply obsessed with good food, good recipes [...]

NPR chief resigns amid new controversy

NPR chief resigns amid new controversy

A hidden-camera video of an NPR executive calling the tea party racist and saying the network would be better off without federal money has led to that executive's immediate resignation. National Public Radio said in a statement that it was “appalled'' by the comments from Ron Schiller, the president of NPR's fundraising arm and a [...]