Archive for September 23rd, 2020

Fewer Students Are Going To Community College, Despite High Unemployment

Education | | September 23 2020, 11:20 PM

Often during a recession, enrollment in community colleges goes up. The first numbers for this fall show a decline — down nearly 8% compared with last year.

Audit: University Of California Admitted 64 Students Over More Qualified Applicants

Education | | September 23 2020, 7:20 PM

The students admitted were well-connected to staff or donors and took spots from more qualified applicants.

California Governor Signs Order Banning Sales Of New Gasoline Cars By 2035

Environment & Science | | September 23 2020, 5:00 PM

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday that amounts to the most aggressive clean-car policy in the U.S. and would end the sale of new gas vehicles in the state in 15 years.

Democrats Criticize Upcoming Debate For Not Including Climate Change

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 23 2020, 4:40 PM

Three dozen senators have signed a letter to the Commission on Presidential Debates asking for the topic to be examined in every debate. The first 2020 presidential debate is Tuesday.

'No One Can Live Off $240 A Week': Many Americans Struggle To Pay Rent, Bills

Health | | September 23 2020, 2:20 PM

One in six households reported missing or delaying paying bills just so they could buy food in a new NPR poll. And many are having trouble paying the rent, especially African Americans and Latinos.

Cost Of Racism: U.S. Economy Lost $16 Trillion Because Of Discrimination, Bank Says

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 23 2020, 2:00 PM

Citigroup estimates the economy would see a $5 trillion boost in the next five years if the U.S. were to tackle key areas of discrimination against African Americans.

Trump Warns Social Media As Justice Department Aims To Weaken Tech's Legal Shield

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 23 2020, 2:00 PM

The Justice Department's proposal would hold Facebook and Twitter more accountable for users' posts. One critic says the Trump administration is "trying to work the refs ahead of the election."

At Least 380 Whales Dead In Australia's Largest Ever Mass Stranding

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 23 2020, 1:40 PM

"While they are still alive and in water, there is certainly hope for them but as time goes on they become more fatigued and their chance of survival reduces," said a government wildlife official.

Rule Changes In Swing States Mean More Votes Will Count, Results May Take Longer

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 23 2020, 1:40 PM

Changes in Wisconsin and North Carolina mean absentee ballots that are postmarked by Election Day will count, if received within 6 and 9 days of the election respectively.

1 in 7 Americans Have Experienced Dangerous Air Quality Due To Wildfires This Year

Environment & Science | | September 23 2020, 11:20 AM

Parts of the West Coast experienced very unhealthy or hazardous air from wildfires for the first time ever recorded. Millions endured that smoke for twice as long as the recent average.

As U.S. Views Of China Grow More Negative, Chinese Support For Their Government Rises

US & World | | September 23 2020, 10:40 AM

Recent trends in public sentiment run parallel to deteriorating U.S.-China relations. In China, the pandemic "increased people's satisfaction and support for their government," says a sociologist.

Pandemic Fizzle: Sizzler Steakhouse Chain Files For Bankruptcy Protection

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 23 2020, 10:40 AM

The restaurant chain, which first opened 62 years ago, says it wants to keep all of its locations open. There are more than 100 Sizzler restaurants in the U.S.

Belarus President Is Secretly Inaugurated Weeks After Disputed Election

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 23 2020, 10:00 AM

Alexander Lukashenko declared a landslide victory in Aug. 9 polls widely seen as fraudulent. He was sworn in for a sixth term Wednesday in a secret ceremony in the capital, according to state media.

New Dashboard Tracks Coronavirus Cases In Schools Across 47 States

Education | | September 23 2020, 6:20 AM

The effort, still in its early stages, hopes to track infections and determine the effectiveness of safety measures.

Why Tens Of Thousands Of People Are Key To Testing A COVID-19 Vaccine

Health | | September 23 2020, 5:00 AM

Volunteers getting the shot help determine if a candidate vaccine works. But what with social distancing and masks, scientists must discern if it's the shot or these other measures preventing illness.

In The Lively 'Enola Holmes,' Sherlock's Little Sister Goes Sleuthing

https://www.scpr.org/archive | | September 23 2020, 4:40 AM

This bright and breezy Netflix adaptation of a YA novel finds Millie Bobbie Brown starring as the brilliant, fourth-wall-busting little sister of Sherlock Holmes.

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Pandemic Leads To Uptick In Adult Couples Moving In With Parents

| September 23 2020, 9:57 AM

Living with a partner is usually a rite of passage, allowing a person to “start a family.” With COVID-19 changing the dynamics of our economy it has also had an effect on our households, making multigenerational living now a new norm for plenty of people.

A Lesser Known Figure In RBG’s Origin Story: President Jimmy Carter

| September 23 2020, 9:54 AM

Although Ruth Bader Ginsburg was nominated to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton, there’s another President who played a role in her origin story: Jimmy Carter.

Checking In On The 2020 Census Following Tuesday Hearing On When Counting Will End

| September 23 2020, 9:51 AM

If you’re following the Census, and you’ve been confused about exactly when the count ends, you’re probably not alone. As KPCC and LAist reporter covering the Census Caroline Champlin reported this month, the timeline has jumped around several times since the start of the pandemic.

Survey: Inadequate Resources, Food Insecurity Impacting LA Families And Students

| September 23 2020, 9:47 AM

School-age children and their families living in the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Watts, Boyle Heights and South LA are up against enormous challenges exacerbated by the pandemic, according to a new survey.

DOC AMA: FDA Considering New COVID-19 Vaccine Authorization Rules, Early Data Shows Low Virus Spread In Schoolchildren

| September 23 2020, 9:37 AM

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, guest host Kyle Stokes speaks with Dr. Dean Blumberg with UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

Some OC Schools Reopen This Week

| September 23 2020, 9:20 AM

Starting this week, K-12 schools in Orange County have the green light to welcome students and staff back for in-person instruction.

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