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Artists use lost objects to tell the story of US-Mexico border

scpr.org — © Richard Misrach, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles The Wall, Jacumba, California, 2009 © Richard Misrach, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York and Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles Guillermo Galindo "This is inspired by a Leonardo da Vinci device known as the martello a camme, a mechanized hammering machine.

How to keep your student from losing ground during the holiday break

scpr.org — Between the Thanksgiving and New Year's holidays, some students can lose as much as a month of schooling and forget what they've just learned in the fall. What's a parent to do? One approach teachers have taken is to create vacation packages that include reading logs, math worksheets and book report forms, said Marco Nava, a longtime Los Angeles Unified School District teacher and principal.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has heart procedure, 'resting comfortably' afterward

scpr.org — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the leader of the Supreme Court's liberal wing, is "resting comfortably" after a heart procedure, the Court said in a statement. Ginsburg, 81, "experienced discomfort during routine exercise" on Tuesday and was taken to a Washington hospital. According to the statement, doctors inserted a stent in her right coronary artery to address a blockage.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @victoriakwan_: According to @NinaTotenberg, Justice Ginsburg is "awake and demanding work." Tough cookie, that RBG. scpr.org/news/2014/11/2…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @victoriakwan_: According to @NinaTotenberg, Justice Ginsburg is "awake and demanding work." Tough cookie, that RBG. scpr.org/news/2014/11/2…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @victoriakwan_: According to @NinaTotenberg, Justice Ginsburg is "awake and demanding work." Tough cookie, that RBG. scpr.org/news/2014/11/2…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @victoriakwan_: According to @NinaTotenberg, Justice Ginsburg is "awake and demanding work." Tough cookie, that RBG. scpr.org/news/2014/11/2…

KPCC report on LAUSD sex abuse suit sparks bill on sexual consent in civil cases

scpr.org — KPCC's report earlier this month on the LAUSD's argument in a civil lawsuit that a 14-year-old can consent to sex with her 28-year-old teacher has prompted State Assemblywoman Nora Campos (D-San Jose) to introduce a bill designed to make sure that can't happen again. The girl's family had sued the L.A.

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Why do shoppers camp out for Black Friday?

scpr.org — Kelly Williams doesn't want to miss an unbelievable bargain: $199 for a 50-inch television on sale at Best Buy starting Thanksgiving. So she started camping out in front of Best Buy in West Los Angeles on Tuesday. There were already four people ahead of her. "We did this last year, too," Williams said.
Nov 26, 2014

Why do shoppers camp out for Black Friday? "It's not quite as insane as it looks,” @GenBuy told me. scpr.org/blogs/economy/… (via @KPCC)

Running a race - on Thanksgiving Day?

scpr.org — Elsa Garrison/Getty Images Runners head out during the start of a race While most people tend to think about expanding their waist lines on Thanksgiving day - there is a growing population that are doing something decidedly different than spending their day feasting. Many are planning to run a marathon ...

Tears for Fears reissue "Songs from the Big Chair," 30 years on

scpr.org — "Songs from the Big Chair" reissue. If you're someone of a certain age... I don't know... like 45... this song should bring back some memories. http://vimeo.com/66364220 You probably remember "Shout," one of the many hits from Tears for Fears best selling 1985 album " Songs from the Big Chair."
Nov 26, 2014

RT @KPCCNews: Tears for Fears reissue "Songs from the Big Chair," 30 years on kp.cc/1CiwX06

Ferguson protests: About 150 protesters arrested in Los Angeles

scpr.org — Police say about 150 people have been arrested in Los Angeles after failing to disperse during demonstrations against a grand jury's decision not to indict a white Missouri officer who killed a young black man last summer. Officer Sally Madera said early Wednesday that the arrests were made during protests that lasted all night around downtown.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @KPCC: About 150 people were arrested in Los Angeles during #Ferguson-related protests last night. kp.cc/1FqCWyi

Kindergarteners offer their take on the first Thanksgiving, and Mexicans have a role

scpr.org — Kids bring their own life experience to every lesson, at least that's what Weemes Elementary kndergarten teacher Maria Ramirez Waight has learned. Ramirez Waight's week-long Thanksgiving lesson proved no different. "I wanted them to understand the actual story [of Thanksgiving] because many of the kids don't know," Ramirez Waight said.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @PFedu: SoCal kids offer take on first #Thanksgiving: they had a party and invited Mexican guys kp.cc/1vNG8Tj via @KPCC's @deepaKPCC #cute

Young, black, gay and living with HIV. But not in treatment.

scpr.org — Adonis Austin was diagnosed with HIV four years ago while attending college in Georgia. He was hanging out with people he shouldn't have, he said, and he was date raped. He was 19 years old. Austin didn't tell anyone about his diagnosis, not his friends, not even his mother.
Nov 26, 2014

My latest on HIV in L.A. RT @KPCC Young, black, gay and living with HIV. But not in treatment. bit.ly/1zwxKoA via @adrianflorido

Before LAUSD travel ban, former superintendent flew 100k miles last year

scpr.org — Former Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy traveled more than 100,000 miles last school year, equivalent to circling the globe four times, according to a KPCC analysis of credit card records.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @PFedu: Former #LAUSD superintendent flew 100k miles in a year kp.cc/1AOE3Yx via @KPCC's @AnnieGilbertson Expenses covered by @WassermanFDN

Nov 25, 2014

A look @ #Deasy's credit card bills via @AnnieGilbertson, air miles = circling globe 4 times. $1340 @ W hotel #LAUSD scpr.org/blogs/educatio…

Nov 25, 2014

MT @AnnieGilbertson: records show ex-LAUSD head traveled 100k miles a year, equivalent to 4 circles of globe. scpr.org/blogs/educatio…

5 tips to avoid poisoning your dinner guests this Thanksgiving

scpr.org — Thanksgiving means feasting and fun with family and friends, but skip a few important food preparation steps and an unwelcome guest may turn up at your dinner table: food poisoning. Each year, one in six Americans is felled by food poisoning, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nov 26, 2014

5 tips to avoid poisoning your guests on Thanksgiving scpr.org/blogs/health/2… @kpcc. Pretty low bar when the goal is: don't poison anyone.

'The Imitation Game': Benedict Cumberbatch couldn't 'bear the tragedy' of Alan Turing

scpr.org — Listen Now [7 min 19 sec] Jack English BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH stars in THE IMITATION GAME "The Imitation Game" tells the story of the British mathematician, crypto-analyst and code breaker Alan Turing. He's best known as the man who cracked the German Enigma code during World War II and is considered the father of the modern computer.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @DarbyCMaloney: .@BenedictCumb defends Andy Serkis + motion capture on @TheFrame: "It's acting, pure and simple." ow.ly/ETX1J #hobbit @KPCC

Nov 25, 2014

RT @KPCC: 'The Imitation Game': Benedict Cumberbatch couldn't 'bear the tragedy' of Alan Turing kp.cc/1zWdzkC via @theframe