Sam Sanders http://iowapublicradio.org en In Sochi, An Olympic Artist Sees The 'Possible' http://iowapublicradio.org/post/sochi-olympic-artist-sees-possible <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIDdyz8rRqQ</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 23:29:00 +0000 Sam Sanders & Sam H. Sanders 35925 at http://iowapublicradio.org In Sochi, An Olympic Artist Sees The 'Possible' New Law Puts Gloves On California Bartenders http://iowapublicradio.org/post/new-law-puts-gloves-california-bartenders Bartender Cameron Hall hadn't heard of a new California law that bans culinary workers from touching uncooked food with their bare hands.<p>The rule applies to bartenders, who are now supposed to wear gloves to put limes in the mojitos and cherries in the Manhattans — even to scoop ice into a glass.<p>But when a reporter fills him in, Hall stops serving drinks at Rocco's Tavern, a little spot in downtown Culver City, just long enough to rant.<p>"It'd just be a pain," he says. "It'd be a nuisance. Sun, 26 Jan 2014 16:37:00 +0000 Sam Sanders & Sam H. Sanders 35356 at http://iowapublicradio.org New Law Puts Gloves On California Bartenders No Relief Forecast After One Of California's Driest Years Ever http://iowapublicradio.org/post/no-relief-forecast-after-one-californias-driest-years-ever It's a near-perfect morning on Venice Beach in Southern California, temperatures in the 60s, with a breeze. You can hear the waves of the Pacific crash against the sand. Only a layer of clouds mars the scene.<p>Scott and Sue Nolan, visiting from Houston, play kickball in the sand with their son. Sun, 05 Jan 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Sam Sanders 34437 at http://iowapublicradio.org No Relief Forecast After One Of California's Driest Years Ever Target's Word May Not Be Enough To Keep Your Stolen PIN Safe http://iowapublicradio.org/post/targets-word-may-not-be-enough-keep-your-stolen-pins-safe The giant retailer Target continues to feel the fallout from a massive security breach at its stores. <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/12/27/257634334/target-encrypted-data-were-taken-but-not-the-key-to-unlock">The latest revelation</a>: Hackers who stole credit and debit card numbers this holiday season also collected encrypted personal identification numbers.<p>But Brigitte Clark had no worries as she left a Target in Los Angeles on Saturday morning, her cart full of groceries.<p>"I feel about as safe as we can be," she says. Sun, 29 Dec 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Sam Sanders 34153 at http://iowapublicradio.org Target's Word May Not Be Enough To Keep Your Stolen PIN Safe Hot Sauce Maker In A Jam http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hot-sauce-maker-jam Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>The factory that makes and bottles Sriracha sauce is in trouble - for the second time this year. First, one of the company's Southern California plants faced a shutdown after neighbors complained about the pungent odor there, and now a California Department of Public Health has placed a 30-day hold on all new bottles of Sriracha, citing health concerns. NPR's Sam Sanders reports.<p>SAM SANDERS, BYLINE: The bright red bottle with the green tip and a rooster on the label - Sriracha. It's everywhere. Sat, 14 Dec 2013 12:23:00 +0000 Sam Sanders 33524 at http://iowapublicradio.org LA's Filipinos Grieve For Loved Ones Abroad By Taking Action http://iowapublicradio.org/post/las-filipinos-grieve-loved-ones-abroad-taking-action Since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines last week, the largest Filipino community in America has come together to grieve and to help.<p>Friday night, about 25 miles south of Los Angeles, members of Long Beach's Filipino community gathered at Grace United Methodist Church to hold a vigil for typhoon victims. One by one, attendees came to the microphone and named people who died or remain lost in the storm.<p>Rev. Nestor Gerente, the pastor at Grace United, came to the U.S. from Manila 15 years ago. He lost relatives in the storm. Sat, 16 Nov 2013 22:29:00 +0000 Sam Sanders 32248 at http://iowapublicradio.org In California, A High School That Cheers A-R-A-B-S http://iowapublicradio.org/post/california-high-school-cheers-r-b-s Last week, Coachella Valley High School came under fire for the name of its mascot — the Arab. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee sent a letter to the school, complaining about the way the mascot depicts people of Arab descent. <a href="http://www.adc.org/fileadmin/ADC/Pdfs/ADC_CVHS_Letter.PDF" target="_blank">The complaint</a> made the school national news.<p>At Coachella Valley High School last Friday — a game day — instead of getting ready for kickoff, students were stopped by television camera crews as they left campus. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 21:51:00 +0000 Sam Sanders 31950 at http://iowapublicradio.org In California, A High School That Cheers A-R-A-B-S Aftermath At The Airport: LAX Tries To Turn Back To Business http://iowapublicradio.org/post/aftermath-airport-lax-tries-turn-back-business Nearly 1,000 scheduled flights and 100,000 passengers were affected at Los Angeles International Airport, where a gunman on Friday killed a TSA agent and wounded others. On Saturday afternoon, a major terminal in one of the nation's busiest airports finally reopened, FBI agents continued their investigation, and thousands of passengers tried to catch their flights. Sat, 02 Nov 2013 21:49:00 +0000 Sam Sanders 31546 at http://iowapublicradio.org Students Find Ways To Hack School-Issued iPads Within A Week http://iowapublicradio.org/post/students-find-ways-hack-school-issued-ipads-within-week Los Angeles Unified School District started issuing iPads to its students this school year, as part of a $30 million deal with Apple. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 07:02:00 +0000 Sam Sanders 29729 at http://iowapublicradio.org Students Find Ways To Hack School-Issued iPads Within A Week Frank Ocean's Big Year, And What Hasn't Changed In Hip-Hop http://iowapublicradio.org/post/frank-oceans-big-year-and-what-hasnt-changed-hip-hop <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/137108917/frank-ocean" target="_blank">Frank Ocean</a> is set to take a victory lap at this year's Grammys. He's up for six awards for his album <em>Channel Orange</em>, including best new artist, and he'll be performing as well. Sat, 09 Feb 2013 10:45:00 +0000 Sam Sanders 14776 at http://iowapublicradio.org Frank Ocean's Big Year, And What Hasn't Changed In Hip-Hop