New Wildfire Ignites In California's Santa Cruz Mountains, Evacuations Ordered

As firefighters in Northern California make progress on the deadly and destructive wildfires burning in Napa and Sonoma counties, some evacuated residents have been able to return home. But crews in the state are not letting their guard down yet, as a new fire breaks out in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Here & Now s Robin Young gets the latest from KQEDs Dan Brekke ( @danbrekke ). Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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Inland Empire Economist John Husing

Jan 14, 2014

In his weekly conversation with KVCR's Ken Vincent, Inland Empire Economic Partnership Chief Economist John Husing explains why government deficits are not always a bad thing.

Palestinian Rights Activist Omar Barghouti

Jan 14, 2014

KVCR's Ken Vincent speaks with Palestinian Rights Activist Omar Barghouti, who will speak at UC Riverside today, urging support for his effort to get western nations --including the U.S. -- to boycott Israel, divest financial holdings that benefit Israel, and place sanctions on the Israeli government,  because of its treatment of Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

Palestinian Rights Activist Omar Barghouti

Jan 14, 2014

KVCR's Ken Vincent speaks with Palestinian Rights Activist Omar Barghouti, who will speak at UC Riverside today, urging support for his effort to get western nations --including the U.S. -- to boycott Israel, divest financial holdings that benefit Israel, and place sanctions on the Israeli government,  because of its treatment of Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

Palestinian Rights Activist Omar Barghouti

Jan 14, 2014

KVCR's Ken Vincent speaks with Palestinian Rights Activist Omar Barghouti, who will speak at UC Riverside today, urging support for his effort to get western nations --including the U.S. -- to boycott Israel, divest financial holdings that benefit Israel, and place sanctions on the Israeli government,  because of its treatment of Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza Strip

San Bernardino Mayoral Candidates Differ on Issues

Jan 13, 2014

The two candidates competing for Mayor of San Bernardino in the February 4th election squared off in a League of Women Votes debate last week that stressed the differences between the candidates on important issues. KVCR's Matt Guilhem attended the forum and has a report. Photo Credit: LaFonzo Carter-San Bernardino Sun Staff Photographer

San Bernardino Mayoral Candidates Differ on Issues

Jan 13, 2014

The two candidates competing for Mayor of San Bernardino in the February 4th election squared off in a League of Women Votes debate last week that stressed the differences between the candidates on important issues. KVCR's Matt Guilhem attended the forum and has a report. Photo Credit: LaFonzo Carter-San Bernardino Sun Staff Photographer

San Bernardino Mayoral Candidates Differ on Issues

Jan 13, 2014

The two candidates competing for Mayor of San Bernardino in the February 4th election squared off in a League of Women Votes debate last week that stressed the differences between the candidates on important issues. KVCR's Matt Guilhem attended the forum and has a report. Photo Credit: LaFonzo Carter-San Bernardino Sun Staff Photographer

Press Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff

Jan 10, 2014

Press Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review a few of the top Inland Empire news stories of the past week, including: - Norco ("Horsetown USA") considers luring a horse-racing off-track betting facility to the city; - Orange growers fear the citrus psyllid may spell the end of Inland Empire groves; - Bus crashes like the one that killed eight people in Mentone last year are spurring a crackdown on tour bus companies.

Press Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff

Jan 10, 2014

Press Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review a few of the top Inland Empire news stories of the past week, including: - Norco ("Horsetown USA") considers luring a horse-racing off-track betting facility to the city; - Orange growers fear the citrus psyllid may spell the end of Inland Empire groves; - Bus crashes like the one that killed eight people in Mentone last year are spurring a crackdown on tour bus companies.

Press Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff

Jan 10, 2014

Press Enterprise Columnist Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review a few of the top Inland Empire news stories of the past week, including: - Norco ("Horsetown USA") considers luring a horse-racing off-track betting facility to the city; - Orange growers fear the citrus psyllid may spell the end of Inland Empire groves; - Bus crashes like the one that killed eight people in Mentone last year are spurring a crackdown on tour bus companies.

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Tom Marino, Trump's Pick As Drug Czar, Withdraws After Damaging Opioid Report

Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., has withdrawn his name from consideration as America's drug czar, President Trump said Tuesday . Marino is stepping back days after reports that legislation he sponsored hindered the Drug Enforcement Administration in its fight against the U.S. opioid crisis. A joint report by The Washington Post and 60 Minutes found that Marino's measure "helped pump more painkillers into parts of the country that were already in the middle of the opioid crisis," as NPR's Kelly...

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Florida's Governor Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Richard Spencer Speech

When Hurricane Irma was bearing down on Florida last month, Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency. On Monday, he did the same thing in Alachua County, ahead of a speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida in Gainesville. "We live in a country where everyone has the right to voice their opinion, however, we have zero tolerance for violence and public safety is always our number one priority," Scott said in a statement . "This executive order is an...

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In Speech, Sen. McCain Decries 'Half-Baked, Spurious Nationalism'

In what appeared to be a thinly veiled reference to politics in the Age of Trump, Sen. John McCain on Monday warned Americans against "half-baked, spurious nationalism," calling the abandonment of U.S. global leadership "unpatriotic." Speaking in Philadelphia, where he was being honored with the Liberty Medal by the National Constitution Center, McCain did not mention the president by name, but his words appeared to be aimed at Trump and his administration. "To abandon the ideals we have...

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Dow Crosses Another Milestone, Topping 23,000 For The First Time

Updated at 4:11 p.m. ET. The Dow Jones industrial average on Tuesday briefly topped 23,000 for the first time, crossing another milestone amid better-than-expected earnings reports and concerns that stocks are approaching another bubble. But the 30-stock index ended the day at 22,997.44, up 40.48 points. The Dow finished above 22,000 for the first time on Aug. 2. With its new record level, the blue chip index is now up 16 percent since the start of the year and about 26 percent since Election...

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NAFTA Talks Get Tense As Canada And Mexico Balk At U.S. Proposals

Trade ministers from the U.S., Mexico and Canada are wrapping up the latest round of talks Tuesday on the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement. But the talks are getting tense Canada and Mexico have rejected proposals from the United States. Here & Now s Robin Young gets the latest from NPRs Marilyn Geewax ( @geewaxnpr ). Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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Politics From NPR

Why Conservatives Might Be Letting Go Of Deficit Worries

Many GOP lawmakers have long been concerned about the rising debt in the United States, now over $20 trillion. But fiscal conservatives are also hoping to push through tax cuts in the coming months, which might make the deficit even larger. Here & Now  Jeremy Hobson speaks with CBS News  Jill Schlesinger   ( @jillonmoney ), host of Jill on Money and the podcast Better Off , about how much the national debt still matters in Washington. Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

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Science, Technology, And Medicine

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark. "Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker says. "Many people walk through their lives in an underslept state, not realizing it." Walker is the director of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He...

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Education From NPR

Educators Employ Strategies To Help Kids With Anxiety Return To School

Your child doesn't want to go to school. It's a daily struggle that many parents are familiar with. But what if your child refuses to go to school? Mental health professionals and educators say what used to be considered run-of-the-mill truancy could actually be something else. Some cases of chronic absenteeism are now being called "school refusal," which is triggered by anxiety, depression, family crises and other traumatic events. It can lead to weeks or even months of missed school days....

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Arts, Culture, And Media From NPR

Taran Killam Says 'There Was Never Any Common Ground' When Trump Hosted 'SNL'

When the "On Air" lights went dark in NBC's Studio 8H early on Sunday, May 21, Taran Killam didn't realize he had just performed on Saturday Night Live for the last time. Later that summer, after six seasons of his seven-year contract, NBC didn't ask him back. "It wasn't super negative," he tells NPR's It's Been A Minute . "It was just kind of messy." Killam's final season was one of SNL 's most successful. The show emerged as a voice in the 2016 campaign, though not without controversy. When...

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Tom Hanks Is Obsessed With Typewriters (So He Wrote A Book About Them)

Actor Tom Hanks has made us believe he can be anyone and do anything on the big screen. Now he's taking us on a journey on the page: Tom Hanks has written a book. It's a collection of short stories, with varied subjects: a World War II veteran on Christmas Eve in 1953, a California surfer kid who makes an unsettling discovery. There's time travel. In every story, Hanks sneaks in the machine he's so obsessed with — the typewriter. "I have too many typewriters, David," he says, beginning a riff...

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In New Video, Prophets Of Rage Gives NFL's #TakeAKnee Protest Historical Context

Content advisory: The video below contains imagery and language that some may find offensive. Move over, Eminem. Barely one week after the rapper's anti-Trump tirade , performed during the annual BET Hip Hop Awards, sparked buzz and debates over America's double standards around race and rap, Chuck D , one of the genre's most politically outspoken artists, has returned to bring the noise. Prophets of Rage — a rock-rap supergroup started by the Public Enemy lead and featuring Tom Morello, Tim...

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Food, Nutrition, and Cuisine From NPR

Anthony Bourdain Urges Americans To 'Value The Things We Eat'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUQGVSyXDWA One-third of all the food produced each year for human consumption is never eaten. That adds up to about 1.3 billion tons of waste per year. That unappetizing fact is the inspiration for a new documentary, Wasted! The Story of Food Waste , which was released on Oct. 13 in theaters and on demand. In addition to stories from star chefs such as Dan Barber and Mario Batali, the documentary explores the problem of food waste in America, as well as...

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Insults, Lawsuits And Broken Rules: How Trump Built A California Golf Course

Editor's Note: This story includes language that may be offensive to some readers. When Donald Trump arrived in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., in 2002, he was welcomed as a "white knight," says former City Councilman Tom Long. Trump bought a golf course there that had gone bankrupt after the 18th hole literally fell into the ocean in a landslide. Long, a Democrat, says residents looked forward to Trump's promises of repairing the course and generating revenue and attention for the city. Despite...

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