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Pop Culture Happy Hour: The Great Big Stand-Up Roundup

6/20/2018
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You can find new stand-up specials just about every week. In fact, you can find so many that it's hard to keep track of them all. So we spent this episode recommending a few.

Duration:00:24:20

Villaraigosa backs Newsom in LA after failed gubernatorial bid

6/20/2018
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Antonio Villaraigosa, who fell short in his bid to be California's net governor, joined frontrunner Gavin Newsom at Homeboy Industries' Homegirl Cafe in Los Angeles on Tuesday. L.A.

Duration:00:00:48

Chickenpox case detected in immigrant detained at Victorville federal prison

6/20/2018
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More than 800 prison staff members at a federal facility in Victorville were notified this week that an immigrant detainee there has been diagnosed with chickenpox, according to a letter from the warden obtained by KPCC/LAist.

Duration:00:00:55

Inglewood housing activists sue city over plans for an LA Clippers stadium

6/20/2018
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In two years, the LA Rams move to Inglewood. And now it looks like the Clippers might follow.

Duration:00:00:47

Toxics agency says Exide cleanup is far from over

6/20/2018
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The head of the state Department of Toxic Substances Control says it will take two more years to finish removing lead from all of 2,500 properties near the old Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon.

Duration:00:00:44

LA Supes vote to move ahead with new jail for mentally ill inmates

6/20/2018
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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to move ahead with a $2.2 billion plan to demolish Men's Central Jail in downtown L.A. and replace it with a 3,800-bed facility that will specialize in treating inmates with mental health problems.

Duration:00:00:50

The latest on the brown water plaguing some Compton households

6/20/2018
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Frustrated residents met in Compton Monday night to vent about discolored water coming out of their taps.

Duration:00:00:59

Big Banks Are Once Again Taking Risks With Complex Financial Trades, Report Says

6/19/2018
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Are banks exploiting a loophole in U.S. rules that allows some derivatives traders to escape federal regulation? "We've seen this movie already," said the report's author, Michael Greenberger.

Duration:00:03:54

California Lottery Sales Are Shattering Records — But Schools Aren’t Hitting The Jackpot

6/19/2018
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The California Lottery is minting money. This year, revenues will soar to $6.9 billion. That should be good news for the state’s schools, the lottery's only beneficiary. Yet even as ticket sales have skyrocketed, California schools aren’t seeing much of a return on that investment

Duration:00:05:19

As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients

6/19/2018
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As the level of carbon dioxide in the air rises because of climate change, scientists are trying to pin down how plants are impacted. There's evidence that it's changing many important plants we eat.

Duration:00:03:59

How Virtual Advisers Help Low-Income Students Apply To College

6/19/2018
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Nearly one-fourth of high-achieving students from low-income families apply to college completely on their own. One approach to make the experience better? Pair students up with a virtual adviser.

Duration:00:08:19

The Science Behind South Korea's Race-Based World Cup Strategy

6/18/2018
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South Korea's men's soccer team tried to confuse scouts from Sweden's team by swapping jerseys so their opponent couldn't tell the players apart. But could a strategy like that actually work?

Duration:00:02:44

Officials by Friday to count ballots of voters whose names went missing from LA County rolls

6/18/2018
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It’s been over a week since a printing error left about 118,000 names off voter rolls in Los Angeles County during the primary election on June 5. Here's an update.

Duration:00:05:06

Grants supporting arts for system-involved youth get big funding boost

6/18/2018
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The state budget allowed for a $750,000 increase in grants given to arts programs that work with youth in the justice system.

Duration:00:00:53

Is California’s expensive housing scaring away job seekers?

6/18/2018
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California employers and job recruiters find it tough to lure out-of-state workers at a time when unemployment rates are falling and housing prices are rising.

Duration:00:03:23

What EBT users need to know about this weekend's outage

6/18/2018
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This coming weekend people who rely on the state food and cash assistance program, known as EBT, will be out of luck, at least temporarily.

Duration:00:00:59

Domestic Violence Expert Resigns From NFL Players Association Commission

6/16/2018
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The Commission on Violence Prevention was created in response to several cases of alleged domestic violence by NFL players. Law professor Deborah Epstein says the effort was essentially a "fig leaf."

Duration:00:08:26

Votes of those left off rolls in LA County now counted

6/16/2018
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Late Friday, L.A. County finished tabulating the votes of all those whose names were missing from primary day rosters. About 118,000 people were affected. Even though those voters' ballots are now counted, there are still about 220,000 remaining ballots to go before the vote count can be certified.

Duration:00:00:44

Teaching L.A.'s kids to swim -- at little to no cost to families

6/16/2018
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New 2028 Olympics funding inspires the creation of SwimLA, a program designed to teach kids to swim for little to no cost.

Duration:00:00:53

FilmWeek: ‘Incredibles 2,’ ‘TAG,’ ‘Superfly’ and more

6/15/2018
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Wade Major and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Duration:00:28:46