Docu Film Festival

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Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Shakes California

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck about 100 miles off the Northern California coast on Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the earthquake, originally reported to have a magnitude of 6.8, wasn't powerful enough to generate a destructive tsunami. No damage or injuries were reported.The epicenter was relatively close to the surface — about 7.5 miles down — and its effects were felt especially by residents in the town of Ferndale,...
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California lawmakers will deliberate legislation that would restrict state and local law enforcement authorities from assisting federal immigration agents pursuing undocumented immigrants.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.


California's Democratic leaders have vowed to fight President-elect Trump on health care, immigration, and the environment.  But as Capital Public Radio's Daniel Potter reports, there's one issue where both sides seem to agree, and could soon act.

Savory Road host Jeff Baker and his wife Donna take us along for their shopping -- and eating -- excursion in a local neighborhood market in London.

More than four years after the City of San Bernardino first announced it was headed into bankruptcy, a federal judge has finally approved a city strategy to eventually emerge from the bankruptcy process.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Riverside County will move forward from the idea stage to the planning stage of a possible county-wide electricity co-operative that could save county ratepayers millions of dollars per year on power costs.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

In spite of the statewide vote legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, the Riverside County Board of Supervisors' ban on the cultivation and use of pot will remain in place for unincorporated areas of the county, at least until March.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

Calif. Ad Campaign Targets Drugged Driving

Dec 7, 2016

A new statewide campaign aims to shed light on the consequences of driving while high on drugs.  The campaign starts a month after California legalized the recreational use of marijuana.  Capital Public Radio's Health Care reporter Ja'Nel Johnson has details.

As the new California Legislature prepares for the 2017 session, a number of Inland Empire Republicans have been appointed to minority leadership positions in the state Assembly.  KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.

California Senate Democrats want to tackle unfinished business from last legislative session - including fixing the state's aging infrastructure and boosting affordable housing.  As Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports, they released a $13 billion package of measures yesterday (Tuesday).

In this excerpt from KVCaRts, Ross French interviews Al Pitrelli with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, previewing an upcoming local performance.


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It's been nearly a year since Mayor Karen Weaver declared a state of emergency in Flint, Mich.

Before she became mayor, the city switched its water supply to the Flint River in a cost-cutting measure. The water wasn't properly treated, which caused corrosion in old pipes — leaching lead and other toxins into the city's tap water. People were afraid to drink or even bathe in the water.

Since then, a lot has happened.

Thirty years ago, a new face debuted on daytime television: Oprah Winfrey.

The new podcast, "Making Oprah," produced by member station WBEZ, chronicles Oprah's rise to stardom. Journalist Jenn White tells Oprah's story from her early days on her first talk show, AM Chicago, through to the biggest, most outrageous moments when 40 million people a week were watching her national show.

With Donald Trump's choices for secretaries of transportation and of housing and urban development — Elaine Chao and Dr. Ben Carson, respectively — there may be hints about the urban agenda Trump's administration may be shaping.

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke about the dangers of the promulgation of fake news on Thursday after conspiracy stories involving her campaign spurred violence recently.

"The epidemic of malicious fake news and fake propaganda that flooded social media over the past year, it's now clear that so-called fake news can have real-world consequences," Clinton said.

Military-Trained Police May Be Less Hasty To Shoot, But That Got This Vet Fired

There are plenty of recent stories involving white police officers who have shot and killed black men, including some who are on trial for those shootings. Then there's the case of a white cop who did not shoot a black man holding a gun — and it may have cost him his job.It started with a 911 call for help in Weirton, W.Va., on May 6 at 2:51 a.m. An emergency dispatcher in turn put out a call for an officer."Had a female stating they needed someone right now. She sounded hysterical," the...
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Trump Picks Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt To Lead EPA

President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency, announcing his decision in a statement Thursday.As attorney general, Pruitt has made no secret of his disdain for the EPA.His official biography calls him "a leading advocate against the EPA's activist agenda." He has repeatedly challenged the agency's rules in court, and he has even sued the EPA for an allegedly cozy "sue and settle" relationship with...
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As He Leaves The Senate, Harry Reid Says He's 'Hopeful' On Trump

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will give his farewell address Thursday on the Senate floor. The Nevada Democrat has served in Congress for 30 years, and as his party's leader in the Senate for 12.Reid tells Morning Edition's Rachel Martin that he — and many other Americans — are still anxious about the incoming Trump administration, but he sees reasons for optimism as well."I've learned to accept the Trump election," he says.Interview HighlightsOn Americans' dreadful approval rating for...
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U.S.-Led Coalition Hits Main Mosul Hospital With Airstrike

The U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS says it carried out an airstrike on a hospital complex in the Iraqi city of Mosul at the request of Iraq's military.Air Force Col. John L. Dorrian, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve, told reporters that the coalition did not "have any reason to believe civilians were harmed."However, when specifically asked whether there were patients at the city's main hospital, Dorrian said that was "very difficult to ascertain with full and total fidelity." A...
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Special: Fresh Air With Terry Gross

Megyn Kelly On Trump And The Media: 'We're In A Dangerous Phase Right Now'

As Donald Trump continues to court controversy via Twitter, Fox News host Megyn Kelly tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that the president-elect "really does need to be aware of the power that he has when he releases these tweets."Kelly felt that power firsthand in August 2015, when she pressed the candidate about his derogatory comments about women during the first Republican primary debate. Trump responded with a Twitter attack, which was quickly followed up by a barrage of insulting tweets and...
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West & Pacific Rim From NPR

Deadly Fire In Oakland May Spur Crackdown On Off-The-Grid Artists' Spaces

Smoke hung in the air for days in Oakland's largely Latino Fruitvale district after a deadly fire broke out late Friday night in an artists' warehouse, leaving 36 people dead.Like so much of the city, it's a neighborhood facing ripples of gentrification created by the tech boom in the Bay Area, which now has some of the highest rents in the country.Carmen Brito lived in the now destroyed warehouse known as the Ghost Ship. She barely got out with her life."You can go three blocks, and you can...
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Behind Trump's Taiwan Phone Chat, A Veteran Washington Insider

President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with the president of Taiwan last week, initially characterized by Trump transition staffers and Taipei officials as just a small courtesy, has emerged as part of a lobbying strategy by a quintessential Washington insider.Former Sen. Bob Dole, a war hero, lion of the Senate and 1996 Republican nominee for president, was an early supporter of Donald Trump, even when other Republican leaders were still wary.Dole explained his reasons on NPR's Morning...
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Science, Technology & Medicine

Giraffe Now Listed As 'Vulnerable' To Extinction As Population Plummets

Giraffes are dying at an alarming rate and could face extinction if the trend doesn't reverse, according to a new conservation report on animal populations worldwide.The report was released by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, which maintains the so-called Red List of species threatened with extinction.For the first time, the group now lists the giraffe as a "vulnerable" species, meaning it is "facing a high risk of extinction in the wild in the medium-term future"...
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Arts, Culture, And Media From NPR

What Legal Recourse Do Victims Of Fake News Stories Have?

Fake news played a bigger role in this past presidential election than ever seen before. And sometimes it has had serious repercussions for real people and businesses.That's what happened to a pizzeria in Washington, D.C., recently, when an armed man claiming to be "self-investigating" a fake news story entered the restaurant and fired off several rounds.But once a fake news story is out there, and the harm has been done, what can a person do about it?Derigan Silver, a professor of media,...
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Special: Fresh Air with Terry Gross

Carrie Fisher Opens Up About 'Star Wars,' The Gold Bikini And Her On-Set Affair

Carrie Fisher was an insecure 19-year-old when she appeared as Princess Leia in the first Star Wars movie, a role that would come to define her career. She tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that despite becoming romantically involved with her older, married co-star, Harrison Ford, she often felt isolated on set."I didn't have anyone to confide in," she says. "I had no friends, and I couldn't talk about [the affair with Ford] because he was married."Instead, Fisher began recording her thoughts and...
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Food, Nutrition & Health

At 93, Diana Kennedy Still Reigns As Mexico's Feistiest Food Expert

Diana Kennedy, often called the "Julia Child of Mexico," is a woman of strong preferences.She loves good butter and cream, Seville orange marmalade, black truffle shavings and escamoles (a caviar that comes from ant eggs). She hates the use of cassia (false cinnamon) in place of the real thing, canola oil, low- or non-fat dairy products, and nonstick pans.And don't get her started on kosher salt, which despite being the "beloved salt of virtually all American chefs," as she writes in Nothing...
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Radio Conspiracy Theorist Claims Ear Of Trump, Pushes 'Pizzagate' Fictions

Alex Jones has a following. His radio show is carried on more than 160 stations, and he has more than 1.8 million subscribers on YouTube.And he claims to have the ear of the next president of the United States.Jones is also one of the nation's leading promoters of conspiracy theories — some of which take on lives of their own. He has been a chief propagator of untrue and wild claims about a satanic sex trafficking ring run by one of Hillary Clinton's top advisers out of a pizzeria in...
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