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Clay Shirky on the free-time revolution

Clay Shirky on the free-time revolution

Internet guru Clay Shirky doesn’t care what’s on TV. Just how much time Americans waste watching it – about 200 billion hours collectively, every year. But there is a quiet revolution taking place. For the first time, young people are watching less television than their elders. They’re substituting computers, mobile phones and other internet-enabled devices, [...]

AltCar Expo 2010

AltCar Expo 2010

This Friday the 5th annual Alternative Energy & Transportation Exposition, also known as the Alt-Car Expo, kicks into high (energy efficient) gear at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. The free event will cover all things alternative when it comes to transportation, including a panel that will try to answer the question – “what will it [...]

The Jobs of the Future

The Jobs of the Future

With the jobless rate in the US near 10 percent, where are the good jobs of the future going to come from? Larry Mantle and a panel of experts will attack the thorniest challenge facing our economy today…unemployment. Is there any good news of the job creation front? Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Boxer-Fiorina debate – all said and done

Boxer-Fiorina debate – all said and done

The debate’s over – and now we’d like to hear your reaction to the candidates’ positions and performance. Call us, post your comments, tweet those opinions – we want to hear it all. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Mummies of the World Exhibition

Mummies of the World Exhibition

The “Mummies of the World” made its world premiere at the California Science Center and is the largest collection of mummies and related artifacts ever assembled. Along with the mummies, the exhibit also features scientific analysis including 3-D animation, X-Ray, DNA analysis and CT scans. As many as 100,000 people visited in the first 50 [...]

Down-and-out in LA

Down-and-out in LA

The new 2009 Census numbers on poverty in Los Angeles County are out and they show the real world impact of the recession on residents’ lives. The federal numbers, released weeks ago, depicted a dire picture of an overall rise in the number of people living in poverty across the nation, and particularly here in [...]

Ambassador Nancy Brinker’s promise & the race for a breast cancer cure

Ambassador Nancy Brinker’s promise & the race for a breast cancer cure

Suzy and Nancy Goodman were more than sisters. They were beloved best friends. But in 1977, Suzy was diagnosed and later died from breast cancer. Nancy’s love for her sister sparked a promise to change the way the world thinks, speaks about, and treats breast cancer. Three decades later, Nancy Goodman Brinker, who founded Susan [...]

Geoengineering – our last hope in fighting global warming?

Geoengineering – our last hope in fighting global warming?

Most scientists believe global warming poses a threat to our lives here on Earth. But how can we fix it? There is talk of alternative fuels: wind, solar, tidal, and geothermal power, as well as recycling, cutting emissions, etc. But so far, some say, little has been accomplished. So what if humans could alter the [...]

Mr. DeMille is ready for his (literary) close up

Mr. DeMille is ready for his (literary) close up

He’s one of the few directors of his time who became a household name. Cecil B. DeMille’s extraordinary film career began with silent movies and soared to spectacles like The Ten Commandments and King of Kings, for which he became known later. His reputation rests largely on the biblical epics he made, but his personal [...]

Fostering the most vital safety net: the problems, and potential fixes, of L.A.’s foster care system

Fostering the most vital safety net:  the problems, and potential fixes, of L.A.’s foster care system

Too many children too easily fall through the cracks of society—unwanted or uncared for by parents who are either unwilling or unable to provide care. Foster youths are among the most vulnerable members of society and arguably the most in need of a solid social safety net. And while controversial deaths of children in L.A. [...]