Veterinarians use fish skins to successfully treat a mountain lion injured in the Bobcat Fire. The animal was then re-released into the wild, becoming the first mountain lion to be captured, rehabilitated and re-released in California. It was all part of a new program called the Wildlife Disaster Network, designed to be a way for people to help wild animals injured in wildfires and disasters in California.
When October’s Silverado Fire burned 12,466 acres, it ripped through Auga Chinon Canyon, an area where crews had just finished spending years on an ecological restoration. The fire wiped out their work, but might give hints as to which restoration methods really work to restore native California habitat.
‘It’s like a family member dying.’ Taking stock of loss in historic cabin community after Bobcat Fire
Before the Bobcat Fire ripped through the San Gabriel Mountains in September, Big Santa Anita Canyon, with its lush creek and shady live oaks, was an idyllic getaway for thousands of Southern California locals. The lucky ones owned one of the 81 historic cabins here, on land rented in 20-year increments from the U.S. Forest Service. Some of those cabin owners returned after the fire to discover whether their cabins had survived.
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"I didn’t think it was going to be such a big deal," Paul Pettit says. "I mean, over the years, it just keeps coming back."
It’s been nearly two years since the Route 91 Harvest music festival shooting in Las Vegas. A lone gunman firing from a high-rise hotel shot and killed 58 people. More than 850 people were wounded. It all happened just around the time that the Las Vegas Golden Knights were beginning their inaugural season in the NHL.
And sometimes you can find community in the least likely of places.
During World War II, a Los Angeles Police Sergeant took a group of kids to Manzanar, the Japanese-American internment camp along the eastern Sierra Nevada in California. The several trips opened eyes and hearts, but also stirred controversy. After a tip from a park ranger about the story, reporter Susan Valot used scrapbook photos from Manzanar to track down the only remaining participant in the group.
For decades, the U.S. has led covert campaigns abroad. These campaigns—spearheaded by the CIA, among others—have shaped the balance of power in the world. The U.S. has even helped topple foreign governments. In this new interview, Lindsay chats with Stephen Kinzer, an author who's written extensively about America's foreign policy, and the way our government's actions have had unintended consequences. (Susan Valot produced this episode.)
Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, will break the mold this year, as the pandemic sends retailers scrambling for new ways to bring in customers while minimizing large crowds. But the changes to American shopping habits predate the pandemic. Host David Brown talks with Business Insider retail correspondent Madeline Stone about what to expect from a COVID Christmas and which changes to our spending habits are likely to stick. (Susan Valot produced this episode.)
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Podcast description: In a landmark series of calculations, physicists have proved that black holes can shed information, which seems impossible by definition. The work appears to resolve a paradox that Stephen Hawking first described five decades ago.
Women who were part of the history of LAX and early airlines recall the history of the airport, from iconic uniforms, the treatment of women and discovering what happens to the carpeting when the Beatles come to town.
Rachael Parker, who died in the Las Vegas shooting, is remembered for her big smile and kind heart.
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