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PG&E is under fire for its management of last week's planned power outages that left about 800,000 customers in the dark. CEO Bill Johnson admits the company was ill-prepared for the operation.

PG&E is under fire for its management of last week's planned power outages that left about 800,000 customers in the dark. CEO Bill Johnson admits the company was ill-prepared for the operation.

from NPR

Hollywood news banter: ‘South Park’ pulls the dragon’s tail

For years, the big studios have been self-censoring in an effort to get their films to play in China. Now, ‘South Park’ is confronting the issue of Hollywood and China head-on.

What can California’s utilities learn from San Diego’s planned blackouts?

The head of Pacific Gas and Electric, Bill Johnson, recently admitted that his utility did a poor job of overseeing the scheduled blackouts in the Bay Area last week.

In what NASA is calling "HERstory" in space, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir stepped outside the International Space Station Friday to replace a bad battery charger.

from NPR

Although new pieces of the puzzle are added all the time, some of the biggest questions about the Ukraine pressure campaign — and what Congress may do about it — aren't yet resolved.

from NPR

Two of the most urgent crises facing Americans---mental health and homelessness---are inextricably linked. The failure to see this has only made things worse.

from Scheer Intelligence

Did you tick the donor box when you got your driver’s license?

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The movie “Parasite” centers on two families in South Korea. The Kims live in a basement apartment. The Parks live in a mansion on a hill.

‘Parasite’ director Bong Joon Ho on class conflict and drawing from Hitchcock

The movie “Parasite” centers on two families in South Korea. The Kims live in a basement apartment. The Parks live in a mansion on a hill.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Vice President Mike Pence announced today that Turkey would halt its invasion of northern Syria so a Kurdish-led militia could withdraw from the region.

Turkey agrees to a ceasefire in Syria. What is the Pentagon’s new strategy in the region?

Vice President Mike Pence announced today that Turkey would halt its invasion of northern Syria so a Kurdish-led militia could withdraw from the region.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

For the last 30 years, Shirin Neshat has used different media to explore complicated political realities, with a particular focus on Iran and America.

Iranian American artist Shirin Neshat opens first US exhibit

For the last 30 years, Shirin Neshat has used different media to explore complicated political realities, with a particular focus on Iran and America.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney today announced that President Trump awarded next year’s G7 Summit of world leaders to his own resort near Miami.   
  Mulveney also…

White House withheld aid to Ukraine for political reasons

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney today announced that President Trump awarded next year’s G7 Summit of world leaders to his own resort near Miami.  Mulveney also…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

California could use a lesson from elite fighter pilots who used to call the Golden State home.

Gunning for human excellence

California could use a lesson from elite fighter pilots who used to call the Golden State home.

from Zócalo's Connecting California

"He lived the American dream, and he wanted it for everyone  else," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. The Baltimore congressman also helped to lead the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings dies at 68

"He lived the American dream, and he wanted it for everyone else," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. The Baltimore congressman also helped to lead the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

from NPR

Presidential campaigns aren’t just on TV anymore, they’re on countless digital platforms.

Controlling the message; American politics and new media

Presidential campaigns aren’t just on TV anymore, they’re on countless digital platforms.

from To the Point

Trump’s sometimes, maybe lawyer Rudy Giuliani clearly needs an attorney himself as the investigations involving the former New York City mayor mount.

Does Rudy need a lawyer?

Trump’s sometimes, maybe lawyer Rudy Giuliani clearly needs an attorney himself as the investigations involving the former New York City mayor mount.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

Last week, 94 mayors of big cities from around the world gathered in Copenhagen, Denmark to talk climate change.

Mayor Garcetti on the role of cities in tackling climate change

Last week, 94 mayors of big cities from around the world gathered in Copenhagen, Denmark to talk climate change.

from Greater LA

Today a former top aide to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is testifying to House committees about why he abruptly left his post.   
  The committees are also hearing more from Kurt…

As impeachment inquiry ratchets up, who are the ‘Three Amigos?’

Today a former top aide to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is testifying to House committees about why he abruptly left his post.  The committees are also hearing more from Kurt…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

After Tuesday’s fourth Democratic debate, one question is on voters’ minds: is there an alternative to the front-runners?

What are moderate voters looking for in a presidential candidate?

After Tuesday’s fourth Democratic debate, one question is on voters’ minds: is there an alternative to the front-runners?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Elizabeth Warren faced new scrutiny, Pete Buttigieg controlled multiple exchanges, and the potential conflicts of interest of Joe Biden's son got relatively little focus.

6 takeaways from the 4th Democratic presidential primary debate

Elizabeth Warren faced new scrutiny, Pete Buttigieg controlled multiple exchanges, and the potential conflicts of interest of Joe Biden's son got relatively little focus.

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Twelve candidates are taking the stage at 5 PM PT at the CNN/New York Times Democratic Debate, hosted at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio

Live blog: October 15 Democratic debate

Twelve candidates are taking the stage at 5 PM PT at the CNN/New York Times Democratic Debate, hosted at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio

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If you're living at home with your parents, we want to hear from you. What are your top reasons for doing it? How do your parents feel about it?

Are you an adult living at home? What’s that like?

If you're living at home with your parents, we want to hear from you. What are your top reasons for doing it? How do your parents feel about it?

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