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Nov 22, 2014
UC Davis has been studying viruses like Ebola for the past five years. Today, the school was awarded a $100million grant to continue researching viruses and how they are transmitted from animals to humans.
California’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.3 percent in October, despite the state adding more than 40,000 jobs. But the state also revised its September job loss down even further.
Capitol sources tell Capital Public Radio that budget problems are forcing the layoffs of 40 state Senate employees and an across-the-board health care premium increase. Otherwise, the Senate would be unable to meet payroll next year.
Two years after California voters rejected a measure that would have raised the tax on tobacco products, a coalition is forming to try again – in the Legislature or on the November 2016 ballot.
New data show Sacramento region home prices are still rising faster than incomes.
It’s estimated that nearly a quarter of America’s 12 million undocumented immigrants live in California.
The executive action announced by the president Thursday will temporarily halt deportation for some immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally.
University of California students again tried to block a tuition increase proposal – without success.
Covered California says this year’s early health insurance enrollment is looking more promising than last year’s.
The National Weather Service is offering a more positive forecast for the likelihood of a wet December in California.
Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy
The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.
MTA Targets 'Man-Spreading' And Other Subway Faux Pas
New York's MTA is planning a new campaign to encourage courtesy on subways. NPR's Rachel Martin gets dos and don'ts from Jake Dobkin, who writes Gothamist.com's Ask A Native New Yorker column.
Ferguson Clergy Call For Peace From The Pulpit
Religious leaders await a grand jury's decision in St. Louis. Many of them have been deeply involved with demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.
U.S. And Turkey Discuss Strengthening Syrian Opposition
Vice President Joe Biden wraps up his trip to Turkey, where he held talks on the fight against ISIS. The U.S. and Turkey disagree on how to deal with the threat of the so-called Islamic State.
Iran Talks Intensify On Day Before Deadline
The deal that lifted some economic sanctions in return for inspections of Iran's nuclear program expires Monday. Intense negotiations are underway this weekend to reach a more permanent agreement.
Immigrants Scramble To Figure Their Status Under Obama's Plan
After President Obama announced his immigration plan this week, communities across the country began making preparations for immigrants who are here illegally to apply for work permits.
Ferguson Activist: It's A Wicked Air Looming
As Ferguson, Mo., braces for the grand jury decision on whether police officer Darren Wilson should face charges, NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Rasheen Aldridge, a community activist.
Women Sweat The Test To Show Marines They're Combat-Ready
The Marine Corps is running a test to see if women can serve in ground combat. "A lot of people think that we can't do it," says one Marine who's trying to make the cut. "I don't think the same."
What Microbes Lurked In The Last Public Restroom You Used?
A census of bacteria and viruses on the floors, toilets and soap dispensers of several bathrooms on a college campus turned up around 77,000 different types of organisms. Oh, joy.
When Thanksgiving Was Weird
Circa 1900, Americans wore gaudy costumes and bizarre masks and some roved the streets begging for candy and treats — on Thanksgiving Day.
As Gay Marriages Rise, Now Comes The Case For Same-Sex Divorce
Many couples have traveled to states where gay marriage is recognized to get hitched. Those who do have a much harder time getting divorced once they get back home.
Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry Dies
The fiery Washington, D.C., politician who was famously re-elected after going to jail for crack cocaine possession, has died after months of battling a number of health issues. He was 78.
Some In Las Vegas Not Sold On Obama's Immigration Pitch
President Obama made his sales pitch for why five million people should be protected from deportation, Friday. But many in Las Vegas, where Obama defended the executive action, aren't happy about the changes.
Insight has CapRadio's Ben Adler for Capitol Chat. A discussion on how to keep homeless kids off the streets. Plus, an Army veteran who worked with a service dogs in the military is back home and Submerge Magazine Editor Jonathan Carabba.
Insight: Winter Sanctuary / Sacramento Self-Help Housing Gingerbread Competition / Prop. 47 / Catriona McPhersonWednesday, November 19, 2014
Prop. 47 is already changing how California prosecutes crimes. A criminal defense attorney explains how. Novelist, Catriona McPherson, talks about her new book. A discussion on how to help Sacramento's homeless population.
Sacramento’s Capital Stage is staging an adaptation of a literary classic: Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel “Anna Karenina.” CapRadio's Theatre Critic Jeff Hudson says the elaborately-staged show is a feast for the eye and ear.
Wonder of wonders, 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof! It’s been five decades since the award-winning musical first premiered on Broadway in the fall of 1964.