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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. [...]

Yellow Dirt

Yellow Dirt

Whether it’s gold or coal, mining minerals strains the environment and can pose health risks to workers. What about mining uranium? A thick vein runs under Navajo lands near the four corners in the American southwest—where Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona meet. From the 1930s to the present day, uranium extraction there has fueled [...]

Take your best shot: what would you ask Barbara Boxer & Carly Fiorina?

Take your best shot: what would you ask Barbara Boxer & Carly Fiorina?

On September 29th KPCC will host the second and, ostensibly, final debate between Senate candidates Barbara Boxer and Carly Fiorina, hosted by Patt and La Opinion’s Gabriel Lerner. Since we can’t have a live audience in front of the candidates we want to hear from you now about what questions you would put to the [...]

LACMA’s new pavilion

LACMA’s new pavilion

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will celebrate the opening of the new Resnick Pavilion with three exhibitions on October 2. Among the new exhibitions is "Eye for the Sensual," featuring European painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the collection of long-time LACMA patrons Lynda and Stewart Resnick. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo [...]