Shooting At Maryland High School Injures Two Students; Gunman Dead

Updated at 1 p.m. ET Two students were injured when another student opened fire at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County, Md., according to the local sheriff. The shooter was confirmed dead after being taken to a hospital. "A male student produced a handgun and fired a round, wounding a female student and another male student in a hallway of Great Mills High School just before classes begun" around 8 a.m. Tuesday, St. Mary's County Sheriff Timothy Cameron told reporters at a news...

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Justices Appear Skeptical Of Calif. Law Challenged By Anti-Abortion Centers

Updated 12:08 p.m. ET Supreme Court justices on both sides of the ideological spectrum expressed skepticism Tuesday about California's "truth-in-advertising" law requiring anti-abortion clinics to more fully disclose what they are. The anti-abortion "crisis pregnancy centers" objected to the law on free-speech grounds. While some more liberal justices appeared receptive to the state's case initially at the court Tuesday, the arguments appeared to unwind during several instances. Problems...

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The Sierra Nevada is currently blanketed in fresh powder from recent storms.  But the traditional way of measuring how much water is in all of that snow isn't vey accurate.  That's a problem in California where every drop matters.  Capital Public Radio's Ezra David Romero reports on an innovative new way to calculate the snowpack.

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Doctors already ask us how much we smoke and drink, our sex life, our diet.  Should they also be asking about guns?  It's a hotly-debated question, as Capitol Public Radio's Sammy Caiola explains.

California officials say they are already working with the federal government on how to safeguard state power and water infrastructure from potential Russian hacking.  More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.

UCR Graduating Medical Students Celebrate Match Day

Mar 16, 2018
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UCR's Medical School graduating class of 2018 celebrated Match Day, a day where medical students nationwide find out where they will be doing their residency programs. KVCR's Isel Cuapio reports.

Longtime Inland Empire journalist and KVCR contributor Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Ken Vincent review some of the Inland Empire's top news stories this week, including:

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Do you think you could tell the difference between the taste of tap water, bottled water, and recycled water?  A UC Riverside researcher recently published a study including the results of a blind, "toilet-to-tap" water taste test.  The California Report's Penny Nelson has the story.

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Students from around the Inland Empire participated in this week's classroom walkouts and protests against gun violence.  KVCR's Benjamin Purper reports the experience was a teachable moment not just for students, but also for parents, teachers, and school officials.

This week, thousands of students held walk-outs to advocate for stricter gun laws and to honor the memory of the seventeen people killed in Parkland, Florida – and Inland Empire students were no exception.

In the Inland Empire and around the state of California, some local elected officials remain resistant to making legal marijuana available in their communities.  Other public officials are showing signs that their anti-cannabis viewes are "evolving," or at least catching up with the views of a majority of their constituents.  KVCR's Ken Vincent and Capital Public Radio's Ezra David Romero have more in this report.

March 15: Lifestyles with Lillian Vasquez

Mar 15, 2018

This week on Lifestyles, Lillian chats with well known television and movie producer, Gale Anne Hurd. They discuss Hurd's newest documentary Mankiller which will air on March 22 at 8pm on KVCR TV/PBS channel 24. 

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

More than 30 California lawmakers participated in the National Student Walkout against gun violence by leaving meetings to stand on the Capitol steps in Sacramento.  Capital Public Radio's Ben Adler reports.


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Congressional negotiators delayed the release of a $1.3 trillion spending bill Tuesday as the clock ticked closer to a Friday shutdown deadline amid battles over more than a dozen unresolved policy matters.

Leaders originally planned to release the details of the bill over the weekend but the spending talks remain mired in fights over immigration, gun control and health care.

Updated at 12:55 p.m. EDT

State elections officials need more funding and better safeguards against cyberattacks in order to prepare to defend the 2018 midterm elections, according to new Senate intelligence committee recommendations on Tuesday.

A secret "gingerbread house" deep in a forest sounds like something from a fairy tale, but investigators in Seattle say the one they found was anything but. Now, 56-year-old Daniel Wood faces charges of possession of depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, according to the Seattle Times.

Ohio GOP Introduces Bill To Ban Abortion

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After a federal judge put the brakes on Ohio's latest abortion restrictions, a group of Republican lawmakers is trying to take a step even further: banning all abortions in Ohio.

Under a bill introduced Monday, HB 565, the state would prohibit abortions even in cases of rape, incest or danger to a woman's life.

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Top Stories: New Texas Blast; U.K. Wants Search Warrant For Data Mining Firm

Good morning, here are our early stories: -- Bomb Destined For Austin Explodes At FedEx Facility Near San Antonio. -- French Ex-President Questioned On Claims He Took Funds From Gadhafi. -- U.K. Seeks Search Warrant On Cambridge Analytica; CEO Seen In Hidden Camera Report. -- The Weinstein Co. Files For Bankruptcy, Cancels Non-Disclosure Agreements. -- Sudan, World's Last Male Northern White Rhino, Dies. And here are more early headlines: Controversial Saudi Crown Prince to Meet With Trump. (...

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With Centrist Democrats' Success, Party's Identity Struggle Gets More Complicated

Democrats are having a moment. They managed to win a House seat in Republican-leaning, industrial Pennsylvania and a Senate seat in the deep-red state of Alabama. Party leaders say those back-to-back special elections are proof that GOP-friendly centrists can win as Democrats in some races, even as the party is welcoming a growing number of progressives. They hope that strategy will help them win control in Congress in 2018, but some Democrats worry a big tent identity will make it harder for...

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Uber Suspends Self-Driving Tests After Pedestrian Is Killed In Arizona

Updated at 6:45 p.m. ET A self-driving car operated by Uber struck and killed a pedestrian who was walking her bicycle in Tempe, Ariz., Sunday night. The incident could be the first pedestrian death involving a self-driving vehicle. The car was in autonomous mode but had a human riding along to take control of the vehicle if necessary, according to the Tempe Police Department. The victim, 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg, was struck while walking outside a crosswalk, police said. She was...

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Lawmakers Weigh Pros And Cons Of Mandatory Screening For Postpartum Depression

Lawmakers in California will begin debate next month on a bill that would require doctors to screen new moms for mental health problems — once while they're pregnant and again, after they give birth. But a lot of doctors don't like the idea. Many obstetricians and pediatricians say they are are afraid to screen new moms for depression and anxiety. "What are you going to do with those people who screen positive?" says Dr. Laura Sirott , an OBGYN who practices in Pasadena. "Some providers have...

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The Weinstein Co. Files For Bankruptcy, Cancels Non-Disclosure Agreements

The Weinstein Company Holdings LLC announced that it has filed for voluntary bankruptcy and entered into an agreement to sell its assets to a Dallas-based equity firm. It also announced that it is ending all nondisclosure agreements that prevented victims of alleged sexual misconduct at the hands of disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein from talking about their experiences. The Weinstein Co. will enter into a "stalking horse" agreement with an affiliate of Lantern Capital Partners in...

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Food, Nutrition, And Cuisine

After Years Of Violence, Chef Offers Colombian Farmers Pride And Profit

On small peasant farms across Colombia, panela, or unrefined whole cane sugar, is grown, picked and processed entirely by hand. It constitutes the basic economy for hundreds of municipalities, and is second only to coffee in the number of people engaged in its production. Yet in the country's central Cundinamarca region, between Bogotá and Medellín, it was not until the summer of 2017 that panela became more than a subsistence crop, and displaced family farmers — mostly women — began to...

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3 Avocado Recipes Beyond Guacamole (But OK, There's Always Room For Guac)

Whether its for breakfast, lunch or dinner, have you noticed avocados popping up on menus a lot lately? Here & Now resident chef Kathy Gunst has, and joins host Jeremy Hobson with a few of her favorite recipes using them. No-Nonsense Guacamole Guacamole is hugely popular and there are thousands of versions. This one is plain and simple and pays homage to the avocados buttery, silky flavor, without masking it with lots of fancy stuff. Ill give you suggestions for other possible toppings, but...

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