'Donald Trump, We'll See You In Court': California To Sue Over Emergency Declaration

California plans to sue the Trump administration over the president's emergency declaration to fund construction of a border wall. Gov. Gavin Newsom joined state Attorney General Xavier Becerra to decry Trump's plan at a news conference Friday. They also hinted that a multistate lawsuit against the administration was imminent. "Donald Trump, we'll see you in court," Newsom said. "President Trump got one thing right this morning about his declaration when he said, 'I didn't have to do this.'...

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Inland Empire Economist John Husing

Dec 17, 2013

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, talks with KVCR's Ken Vincent about how the Federal Reserve controls inflation.

Inland Empire Economist John Husing

Dec 17, 2013

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, talks with KVCR's Ken Vincent about how the Federal Reserve controls inflation.

Inland Empire Economist John Husing

Dec 17, 2013

John Husing, the Chief Economist for the Inland Empire Economic Partnership, talks with KVCR's Ken Vincent about how the Federal Reserve controls inflation.

"Addams Family" Comes to Riverside's Fox Theatre

Dec 11, 2013

KVCR's Ken Vincent talks with actor Blaire Anderson, one of the performers in the touring Broadway production of the stage musical, "The Addams Family," playing one night only, Thursday, Dec. 12, at the historic Fox Theatre in downtown Riverside.

David Fleming in conversation with Stray Cat Lee Rocker performing at the Historic Hemet Theatre. John Sheldon speaks to us about Through Wonderland at Crafton Hills. Also, Ron Berglass speaks with Paul Jacques about some seasonal theatre in the area. Ron also speaks with Alayna Via, director of the Citrus Valley High School performing arts department. 

San Manuel Philippines Donation

Nov 16, 2013

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has donated a total of one million dollars to help the people of the Philippines in the catastrophic aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. The American Red Cross and International Medical Core will each receive $500,000 to assist with humanitarian aid efforts. KVCR's Jhoann Acosta has more.

A University of California, Riverside professor has written a new series of books for children -- suitable for the classroom -- that aims to redefine the image and role of The Princess in children's literature. KVCR Matt Guilhem reports.

Native American Art Event This Weekend

Nov 8, 2013

Members of the Inland Empire tribes will be joining Native American tribes from all over the U.S. at a big Native American art and culture event in Los Angeles this weekend. Terria Smith with KVCR's First Nations Experience (FNX) worldwide TV channel reports.

David Fleming speaks with Shaelyn Blaney about JAMS (journey across musical scenes). Matt Gillum looks at UC Riverside STEM research. Terria Smith speaks with Jolie Proudfoot about the Native American Film Festival. John Sheldon in conversation with Tom Bryant, Director of Theatre at Crafton Hills College.

Mixing culinary into arts and entertainment, Julian Miller speaking with Genie and Forest O'Neil, owners and operators of Festivity Ignition. David Fleming speaks with Murray Hepner about the Lewis Family Playhouse and the upcoming season for the Mainstreet Theatre Company. Lillian Vasquez tells us about numerous events in the area that KVCR is either presenting or sponsoring. Rick Dulock spoke with Diane Mitchell, the current artistic director for the Hemet Community Concert Association.


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Massive Bird Die-Off At Salton Sea Raises Alarms About A Coming Environmental Crisis

Thousands of birds were discovered dead at the Salton Sea last month, raising new concerns about the lake's declining health. KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more in this feature report. I’m at the Sonny Bono National Wildlife Refuge at the southern end of the Salton Sea. There are hundreds, maybe thousands of birds here today, using the Salton Sea’s wetlands as one stop along the Pacific flyway for migratory birds. But just last month, this same refuge was the site of a gruesome bird die-off,...

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The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund is cutting its payouts in half for some and by as much as 70 percent for others, as the fund faces a surge in claims ahead of its expiration date in December 2020.

The fund, which was opened in 2011, compensates for deaths and illnesses due to exposure to toxins at the sites of the September 11th attacks. The $7.3 billion fund has already paid out about $5 billion to 21,000 claimants. But it still has about 19,000 additional unpaid claims to address.

It's been a year of struggle for Parkland school survivor Annabel Claprood. One year after the mass shooting, she's no longer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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Gunman Kills 5, Wounds At Least 5 More At Industrial Facility In Aurora, Ill.

Updated at 11:53 p.m. ET A man armed with a handgun entered the Henry Pratt Co. in Aurora, Ill., on Friday afternoon and killed five civilians, officials announced at a news conference. Five police officers were also wounded. Police Chief Kristen Ziman said the gunman, identified as Gary Martin, 45, was killed in a crossfire with officers. She said, in a second late-night news conference , that the gunman was a 15-year veteran of the company who was being terminated Friday. Ziman said she did...

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U.S. Masses Aid Along Venezuelan Border As Some Humanitarian Groups Warn Of Risks

The U.S. effort to distribute tons of food and medicine to needy Venezuelans is more than just a humanitarian mission. The operation is also designed to foment regime change in Venezuela — which is why much of the international aid community wants nothing to do with it. Humanitarian operations are supposed to be neutral. That's why the International Committee of the Red Cross, United Nations agencies and other relief organizations have refused to collaborate with the U.S. and its allies in...

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As More Electric Cars Arrive, What's The Future For Gas-Powered Engines?

Most American automobiles are powered by internal combustion engines: Gas or diesel goes in, tiny explosions power pistons and turn a crankshaft, the car moves forward, and carbon dioxide goes out. But a growing chorus environmental activists, business analysts and auto executives are predicting a sea change as battery-powered electric vehicles grow in popularity. Going electric is not just an eco-friendly goal, an ambition that would help fight climate change. It's a business reality,...

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As Trump Declares National Emergency To Fund Border Wall, Democrats Promise A Fight

Updated at 6:15 p.m. ET Calling it "a great thing to do," President Trump declared a national emergency on Friday in order to help finance a long-promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. It's a highly unusual move from an unconventional president. In circuitous remarks in the Rose Garden, Trump said he was declaring an emergency because of "an invasion of our country with drugs, with human traffickers, with all types of criminals and gangs." The move came a day after Congress approved a...

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Behind The Border 'Crisis': More Migrant Families Risk Dangerous Remote Crossings

In a desolate stretch of desert outside Yuma, Ariz., there's a spot where more than 350 migrants, including children, burrowed under the steel border fence a few weeks ago. "This only goes down just about probably another foot, this steel," said Anthony Porvaznik, chief patrol agent for the Yuma sector of the Border Patrol. He says smugglers tried digging in more than a dozen spots, looking for places where the ground was soft enough. "This is very sandy," Porvaznik said. "It's like that all...

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McCabe's 'The Threat' May Be Darkest Vision Of Trump Presidency Yet

Andrew McCabe, the former acting director of the FBI, says President Trump's treatment of the bureau and its probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign was so profoundly disturbing during the spring of 2017 that Justice Department officials discussed contacting Cabinet members to initiate Trump's removal from office under the 25th Amendment. That remarkable statement comes from the man who took over when Trump fired FBI Director James Comey in May 2017. But it is only the...

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Virginia Democrats Now Look To Women Of Color For Leadership

When you talk to Virginia Democrats these days, you hear a lot of words like "disappointing" and "frustrating." That's because the men at the top of state government — and at the center of these scandals — have been well-liked by a lot of people who worked hard to help elect them. "It really is kind of a hard thing to reckon with — some of your heroes either causing embarrassment or shame or disappointment or anger," said Alexsis Rodgers, president of Virginia Young Democrats. Rodgers said...

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Man Who Suffocated An Attacking Mountain Lion Describes Fight For His Life

As 31-year-old Travis Kauffman thrashed at the bottom of a gully, wrestling with a mountain lion that wouldn't let go of his wrist, the Colorado man realized it might be his last day alive. "Well, this would be a pretty crappy way to die," Kauffman remembers thinking. He told Luke Runyon of member station KUNC about it in his first sit-down media interview. "It very much turned into a full-on fight for survival." Kauffman's incredible story made the rounds earlier this month, when media...

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Denver Teacher Strike Ends; Chicago Designer Revamps School Uniforms

You're reading NPR's weekly roundup of education news. An end to the Denver teacher strike Denver teachers returned to the classroom this week after the Denver Classroom Teachers Association and Denver Public Schools reached a tentative labor agreement Thursday morning. Teachers in Denver had been on strike since Monday. At issue was teacher pay — specifically, a system that granted certain teachers incentives for working in high-poverty schools or in hard-to-staff subjects. Union leaders...

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Ph.D. Student Breaks Down Electron Physics Into A Swinging Musical

A scientist just scored honors for a musical adaptation of his research on Friday. Pramodh Senarath Yapa, a physicist currently pursuing his doctorate at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, has been named the 2018 winner of the "Dance Your Ph.D." contest. The competition, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Science magazine, invites doctoral students and Ph.D. recipients to translate their research into an interpretive dance. The winner...

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Academy Awards Live Broadcast To Include 4 Cinematography Categories After All

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that its February 24 live broadcast of the Oscars will include four cinematography awards, reversing a decision to present them during commercial breaks. Television viewers of the 91st Academy Awards will see presenters open the envelopes, and winners make their way to the stage and give speeches for best cinematography, film editing, live action short, and makeup and hairstyling. The plan to shift those awards categories into...

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Listening For The Future During Black History Month

Music may not see color, but the music industry certainly does. Until the systemic and overt biases that undermine our celebration of the contributions of black artists can be eradicated, we appreciate Black History Month as an opportunity to lay the groundwork for conversations we should be having and actions we should be taking year-round. Rodney Carmichael , NPR Music's staff hip-hop writer, says he likes to think instead about Black Futures Month , centered around looking forward rather...

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Prasenjeet Yadav's photography grew out of the wildlife and soil on his father's farm in the central Indian state of Maharashtra. As a kid he loved nothing more than to watch "the ants and the birds. I'd look at the animals day in and day out," Yadav says. "And not just to see them, but to try to understand what they are doing, to understand their behavior." That passion to comprehend the bugs and the birds led Yadav to get a master's degree in molecular biology. He eventually studied...

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