Sam Sanders

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Calif. Officials Debate How To Get Residents To Cut Water Use

Friday, July 18, 2014

How do you make people conserve water? Officials in California are asking that question, as the state enacts unprecedented water-use restrictions during the severe drought.


Relics Of The Patron Saint Of Immigrants Take A Pilgrimage

Monday, July 14, 2014

This month, Saint Toribio Romo's relics will be displayed in churches around California. His spirit is said to guide, feed and shelter immigrants as they journey across the U.S.-Mexico border.


To Make Children Healthier, A Doctor Prescribes A Trip To The Park

Monday, July 14, 2014

To get his young patients moving, Dr. Robert Zarr whips out his pad and prescribes a park. And not just any park. One chosen for the child from a 380-park database.


The 'Kony 2012' Effect: Recovering From A Viral Sensation

Saturday, June 14, 2014

The group Invisible Children shot to fame after its video "Kony 2012" went viral. The success led to a backlash, and now the organization must redefine its mission and its future.


Mickelson Says He's Done Nothing Wrong In Trading Probe

Monday, June 02, 2014

Golf pro Phil Mickelson, investor Carl Icahn and William "Billy" Walters, a Las Vegas sports bettor, are being investigated over allegations of insider trading, according to published reports.


With Beats, Apple Buys A Quick Start On Smart Headphones

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Apple purchased Beats By Dre this week, suggesting the company is looking at smart headphone technology โ€” headphones that can sense what the body is doing.


A Remembrance Of UCSB Victims: 'This Shouldn't Happen To Any Family'

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

In the wake of a killing rampage that left six students dead, the University of California, Santa Barbara, community continues to grieve. NPR's Sam Sanders has a remembrance of the victims.


Santa Barbara Mourns Victims Of Deadly Rampage

Monday, May 26, 2014

Seven people, including the suspect, were killed and 13 wounded Friday night. Police say Elliot Rodger went on a stabbing and shooting rampage across the seaside California college town of Isla Vista.


Top Suppliers Rate Dealing With Auto Producers

Monday, May 12, 2014

A survey by automotive consultant group Planned Perspectives asked suppliers to rank their relationships with the six biggest U.S. auto producers. Toyota finished on top. GM was rated poor.


Japan Moves Closer To Legalizing Gambling

Monday, May 12, 2014

American casino businesses can't wait to get in on the action. If legalized, Japanese gambling resorts could be open by 2020, just in time for the Tokyo Olympics.


Fans Rally Outside Staples Center To Support Clippers

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

LA Clippers fans have always supported their team, if not its owner Donald Sterling. We check in with people outside the Staples Center, where the Clippers played Golden State in the NBA playoffs.


Why Are Thousands Of Bees Dying In California?

Friday, April 25, 2014

Beekeepers in California have been urged to pull their hives from almond groves following huge die-offs โ€” likely from pesticides and fungicides from the groves and neighboring fields.


'Boondocks' Returns After Four Years To An Altered Comedy Landscape

Monday, April 21, 2014

The controversial, Peabody Award-winning Cartoon Network series returns Monday for a fourth season, but without creator Aaron McGruder. Fans wonder if the show will recapture its original sting.


Record Beef Prices May Lead Grillers To Cheaper Cuts Of Meat

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Southwestern drought has led to higher feed prices and a tighter supply of beef, just as demand for it from countries like China is rising. But cuts of beef like back ribs won't break the bank.


World Vision Reverses Policy That Allowed Hiring Of Gays

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Christian charity had said earlier gay marriage was an issue about which Christians of goodwill could disagree, and hoped the policy would be understood in that way. Conservative donors objected.


In Sochi, An Olympic Artist Sees The 'Possible'

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Artist Marc Ahr has been drawing the Olympics for 22 years. For him, it doesn't matter what the press narrative is, how the countries are preparing, or even who wins or loses. Asked about negative news surrounding Sochi, he says that here, "everything is impossible, but everything is possible."


New Law Puts Gloves On California Bartenders

Sunday, January 26, 2014

A new food safety law in California bans culinary workers from touching uncooked food with their bare hands. That means bartenders can no longer drop ice cubes or add garnishes without gloves on, and that's got some unhappy.


No Relief Forecast After One Of California's Driest Years Ever

Sunday, January 05, 2014

While the East Coast is digging out from a major winter storm, California is praying for rain. The state just finished one of the driest years on record, and that has water managers, farmers and others worried.


Target's Word May Not Be Enough to Keep Your Stolen PINs Safe

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Despite news that hackers stole PIN data from the giant retailer Target during prime buying season, shoppers say they will still use their cards to ring up purchases there. Target says the PINs are encrypted, but security experts say that given time, hackers could still outwit the system.


Hot Sauce Maker In A Jam

Saturday, December 14, 2013

For the second time in a year, the factory that makes and bottles spicy Sriracha sauce is in trouble. First, the company's Southern California plants faced a shutdown after neighbors complained about a strong odor. Now, the California Department of Public Health has placed a 30-day hold on all bottles of Sriracha produced over health concerns. Fans worry it may cause a Srirachapocolypse.