Susan Ferriss

Center for Public Integrity

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Reporter on juvenile justice for the Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit investigative news group based in Washington, DC; former reporter for the Sacramento Bee

Susan Ferriss on KCRW

President Trump, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and others say schools are less safe because of Obama-era guidelines aimed at reducing suspensions and expulsions of minority students.

Conservatives point to Obama-era guidelines on school discipline as one reason for school shootings

President Trump, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and others say schools are less safe because of Obama-era guidelines aimed at reducing suspensions and expulsions of minority students.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The video of a police officer body-slamming a student in South Carolina went viral yesterday. Having police officers—often known as School Resource Officers—in classrooms is not rare.

Police in Schools

The video of a police officer body-slamming a student in South Carolina went viral yesterday. Having police officers—often known as School Resource Officers—in classrooms is not rare.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It used to be that people threatened with violence had a duty to flee, unless they were defending their own homes.

'Stand Your Ground' in the Spotlight

It used to be that people threatened with violence had a duty to flee, unless they were defending their own homes.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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To curb the spread of COVID-19, LA is closing bars, nightclubs, theaters, music venues, gyms, and retail stores. Restaurants are open for deliveries and pick-ups only.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There’s been early denial and official inaction when it comes to both the coronavirus outbreak and climate change.  Can either crisis teach us about the other?

from To the Point

A California epidemiologist talks about whether shelter-in-place efforts are effective so far, plus the status of tests and a potential treatment for COVID-19.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

To try to curb COVID-19, the Bay Area has ordered a “shelter-in-place” policy for three weeks.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Nearly 40 million Californians just completed the first weekend under Governor Gavin Newsom's shelter-in-place directive. Much of Los Angeles was shuttered.

from KCRW Features

L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has had a rocky relationship with L.A. County Supervisors ever since he took office.

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Dr. Michael Wilkes of UC Davis talks about what elective surgeries are, and what challenges health care providers face when deciding which surgeries to postpone.

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With newfound time on your hands during the COVID-19 outbreak, you may want to help those in need. We get some tips on how to do this while staying a safe six feet away.

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With a lot of people now stuck at home, TV viewing across the country continues to spike. Viewers may be eager for new content.

from Hollywood Breakdown