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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.
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.
Ferguson Grand Jury Will Reportedly Meet Again Monday
A community is holding its breath, awaiting a decision on whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18. Brown's family is calling for calm.
UVA Bans Fraternities Until January In Wake Of Campus Rape Article
In a recent article, a student named Jackie describes how her initial excitement of being invited to a party was replaced by fear and violence, after a group of men trapped her in a room.
Tiny Texas Town Sees School's Record-Setting Football Season End
The 29 players on Booker High School's football team include two cousins who became the state's all-time leading passer and leading receiver this season.
Shoveling Off To Buffalo Promises A Snowy Holiday Challenge
While snowed-in Buffalo, N.Y. digs out, some Buffaloans are trying to figure out how to get home for Thanksgiving. That includes college students preparing for a difficult drive.
In Las Vegas, Obama Sells His Immigration Plan
President Obama has begun to try to sell the American public on his controversial executive action on immigration. He started Friday, with a visit to Del Sol High School in Las Vegas.
London's Mayor Calls U.S. Tax Bill 'Outrageous'
NPR's Scott Simon explains the controversy London Mayor Boris Johnson waded into recently. He's a U.S. citizen, and the Internal Revenue Service says he owes them taxes.
Asians — Not Just Latinos — Benefit From Obama's Immigration Action
President Obama used executive action this week to reshape the country's immigration system. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Karthick Ramakrishnan of the University of California about the new policies.
Ferguson Braces For Grand Jury Decision
A grand jury decision on whether Officer Darren Wilson will face charges for killing Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., may be near. The grand jury met behind closed doors on Friday.
House Panel Finds 'No Intelligence Failure' Before Benghazi Attack
The final report by the House Intelligence Committee concludes the CIA "ensured sufficient security for CIA facilities in Benghazi and ... bravely assisted the State Department" on Sept. 11, 2012.
Obama's Immigration Moves Do Little To Help Businesses, Groups Say
The actions do make it easier for people with work visas to move between jobs. But they don't address something employers have long pushed for: an increase in visas for low- and high-skilled workers.
These 'True Tales' Add Nuance To The Immigration Discussion
President Obama announced an executive action on immigration this week. For an in-depth look at the issue, author Gustavo Arellano recommends two nonfiction collections about Mexican immigrants.
With Warm Weather On The Way, Buffalo Residents Shovel Out
Robert Siegel talks with Buffalo News reporter Lou Michel, who's been out on the street covering the aftermath of the Buffalo snow storm.
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.