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Can you get by without a checking or savings account? Many Americans do…..

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Happy 30th birthday, MOCA

Happy 30th birthday, MOCA

This year marks the 30th anniversary of LA's Museum of Contemporary Art. To celebrate, MOCA is showcasing works from its permanent collection. Local art lovers breathed sighs of relief last year when the museum received a personal bailout from Eli Broad. How are area museums faring in this economic climate? Read the Full Story at […]

Inside the Kingdom: the struggle for Saudi Arabia

Inside the Kingdom: the struggle for Saudi Arabia

Like most of the Middle East, Saudi Arabia is a country full of contradictions, sometimes violent ones. Thanks to its massive oil reserves the residents of the Kingdom enjoy modern cities, luxury goods and generally comfortable lives; and yet there is an ancient tribal system and violently conservative religious morals that dominate Saudi Arabian society. […]

Sundays are for cycling?

Sundays are for cycling?

Walking? Nah. Biking? Nah. When it comes to getting around LA, the car rules. But community advocates have a new idea for getting Angelenos to leave their cars behind and enjoy streets in a new way. Every Sunday in Bogota, major avenues are shut down to cars…and turned into public spaces for cyclists, pedestrians and […]

COBRA – or no health insurance at all?

COBRA – or no health insurance at all?

If you are unemployed and purchase your health plan through COBRA, the interim insurance plan available to those who lose their jobs but continue purchase their employer's health plan at a higher rate, you may see your premium increase by 300% or more. The reason? A government subsidy authorized in March is scheduled to expire […]

America’s cheating game

America’s cheating game

Poker, the liar's game, is one of America's most popular pastimes. In "Cowboys Full," author James McManus illustrates the connections between poker, politics and our national spirit. He traces the history of steamboats, American trade and westward expansion, and the connection to poker. Larry talks with McManus about his new book and what poker says […]

James Ellroy’s "Blood’s a Rover"

James Ellroy’s "Blood’s a Rover"

L.A. author James Ellroy talks about the strong women and history in his latest novel, "Blood's a Rover" Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Inside the Kingdom: the struggle for Saudi Arabia

Inside the Kingdom:  the struggle for Saudi Arabia

Like most of the Middle East, Saudi Arabia is a country full of contradictions, sometimes violent ones. Thanks to its massive oil reserves the residents of the Kingdom enjoy modern cities, luxury goods and generally comfortable lives; and yet there is an ancient tribal system and violently conservative religious morals that dominate Saudi Arabian society. […]

Polar bears are on thin ice

Polar bears are on thin ice

In 1994, near the North Pole, writer Richard Ellis encountered a wild polar bear that walked up to the side of his boat. Today, this experience would not be possible: the area where they were traveling is now devoid of ice…it is now open water. Global warming is having a profound impact on the habitat […]

An Amazonian perspective on climate change

An Amazonian perspective on climate change

It is easily one of the front lines of the environmental battles, a place where the beauty of nature intersects with the commercial possibilities of endless natural resources. The Amazon river and rainforest system in Brazil has absorbed plenty of blows from mankind over the centuries, but it still remains the world’s lungs and a […]