How free speech has changed at Berkeley: 1960s v. today UC Berkeley is planning big security measures for Thursday’s speech by conservative writer Ben Shapiro. This comes ahead of the university’s Free Speech Week. Steve Bannon, Ann Coulter, and Milo Yiannopoulos are scheduled to make appearances.
How risky is facial recognition technology? Apple made a big announcement about new products, including a phone with facial recognition software. Facial recognition is already being used a lot more widely than you’d think. The FBI has photos of half of all Americans in its database. The Europeans and the Chinese use it all the time.
Facing Irma in the Caribbean In the wake of Irma, Florida is facing flooded streets and downed trees and power lines. In some parts of the Caribbean, the situation is much worse. Parts of the U.S. Virgin Islands took a direct hit, and people there are struggling to get help. The relief effort is just getting started. We hear from a reporter and a resident evacuated from St. Martin.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos takes on Title IX Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said the Obama administration used Title IX -- the campus gender equality law -- to coerce and intimidate universities to overreach when handling sex assault cases. She pointed to a case involving a former USC football player who was kicked out of school after a Title IX investigation.
LAUSD to Ban Chickens Raised with Antibiotics Six of the largest school districts in the country, including Los Angeles, want to ban antibiotic-treated chicken from cafeterias. They’re concerned about the rise of so-called superbugs: bacteria resistant to common antibiotics. The districts have a combined $550 million in food buying power, which they’ll need for a political fight with the poultry industry.
Oldest Living Things The oldest living thing in the world is a six-hundred-thousand-year-old bacterium, discovered in the permafrost of Siberia. From that bacteria to California’s Giant Sequoias to ancient eucalyptus trees in Australia, Rachel Sussman has spent the better part of the last decade seeking out the oldest living things in the world. The results of her adventures are compiled in Sussman’s new photography book, The Oldest Living Things in the World .
Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles Raymond Chandler’s dark vision of Los Angeles was as much a character in his novels as his hard-drinking, wise-cracking private eye Philip Marlowe. But one of L.A.’s most iconic writers was actually a transplant here. Chandler was born in Chicago and raised in Europe. We speak with the author of a new book that examines Chandler’s life and relationship with L.A. through his writings and letters.
You’re Eating it Wrong Dan Pashman’s new book, “ Eat More Better ,” is filled with advice on how to enjoy your food more. He says we’re eating most of our meals incorrectly, from the way we toast bread to grilling hot dogs. He breaks it all down for us and shares his favorite tips.
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