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'Makers' retired Major General Angela Salinas helped blaze trail for women in military

scpr.org — Cpl. Scott Schmidt/Marines/flickr Maj. Gen. Angela Salinas, director of the Marine Corps' Manpower Management Division, and Lance Cpl. Austin Benz, a Marine Corps Body Bearer with Marine Barracks Washington, lay a ceremonial wreath at the Marine Corps War Memorial Feb. 23, 2011. The ceremony marked the 66th anniversary of the flag raising on Mt.
Oct 22, 2014

Loved this segment! Retired Major General Angela Salinas helped blaze trail for women in military scpr.org/programs/take-… @kpcc @wiselatinas

Beaten Giants fan shows progress in ESPN interview

scpr.org — The San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being beaten by two Dodger fans three years ago outside Dodger Stadium put up his hands and fingers, fist-bumped his mom and talked about his goals in a display of his progress during a new interview aired Wednesday morning.

Obama honors union leader who helps LA janitors become citizens

scpr.org — The White House honored a local union leader today for helping the workers who clean high rises in downtown Los Angeles become U.S. citizens. David Huerta, head of the United Service Workers West, is President Obama's latest "Champion for Change" -- one of nine people honored at the White House Tuesday.
Oct 22, 2014

Obama honors union boss who helps janitors become citizens scpr.org/news/2014/10/2… via @kpcc

Election 2014 propositions: A guide to California's statewide ballot measures

scpr.org — California voters will decide on six statewide ballot measures on November 4. The proposals include new state oversight of health insurance rates, Indian gaming compacts, doctor drug testing, criminal sentencing, a water bond, and the state's rainy day fund.
Oct 22, 2014

Our statewide proposition FAQs are all ready. Hopefully saves you time prepping your vote! scpr.org/news/2014/10/2… #Election2014

Ebola: Would having a surgeon general make a difference?

scpr.org — LM Otero/AP Hazardous material cleaners disinfectant their personal protective equipment after working in the apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan, the Ebola patient who traveled from Liberia to Dallas, had been staying. The Ebola crisis highlights the fact that there is currently no surgeon general in office. Last year, President Obama nominated Dr. Vivek Murthy.
Oct 22, 2014

Enjoyed talk this morn with SoCal NPR station @KPCC about surgeon general and Ebola. scpr.org/programs/take-…

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Maven's Morning Coffee: LA County's new voting system, US education secretary talks preschool, deputy city attorney gets probation

scpr.org — Good morning, readers. Welcome to the Maven's Morning Coffee -- a listing of the important headlines, news conferences, votes and announcements you need to know to fuel up and tackle your day. The Maven's Morning Coffee is also available as a daily email. Click here to subscribe. Today is Wednesday, Oct.

2014 Election: 5 things we found in the congressional campaign spending reports

scpr.org — With two weeks to go until election day, it never hurts to peek at campaign spending records to see how much Congressional candidates are raising and where that money is going. The Federal Election Commission just published the latest quarterly numbers and here's what we found inside of them: 1.
Oct 22, 2014

RT @cknap311: @kpcckitty peeks inside the latest Congressional campaign spending reports: Guess who collected the biggest bucks: scpr.org/news/2014/10/2…

Oct 22, 2014

@kpcckitty peeks inside the latest Congressional campaign spending reports: Guess who collected the biggest bucks: scpr.org/news/2014/10/2…

Oct 21, 2014

Hate reading campaign spending reports? Let me do it for you: 5 things you'll learn about CA fundraising: scpr.org/news/2014/10/2…

Education secretary says time to debate preschool is over

scpr.org — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a conference of preschool advocates in Los Angeles Tuesday that the value of early education to young children is undisputed and the effort should shift to expanding it to more kids.
Oct 22, 2014

Speaking in LA, @ArneDuncan says city should be at the forefront of high quality early education for all: bit.ly/10n1xFk @DeepaKPCC