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Venezuela Tense As Unrest Over President Maduro's Government Continues

Facebook firearms, Venezuela, SAT changes and more

Today, we'll start with a discussion about how Facebook is cracking down on illegal gun sales on its website. Then, we're less than 100 days from Brazil's World Cup. What are the issues? Plus, the College Board announces major changed to the SATs, local Venezuelans react to unrest back home, we dispel recent 'guacpocalypse' panic and much more.

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LAFD audit, solitary confinement, wood poachers and more

Today on the show, we'll start with the LA Fire Commission's audit of recruitment in the LAFD. Then, a Colorado prison director recounts his experience in solitary confinement. Plus, tech companies put big bucks into office space design hoping to foster creativity, artist Daniel Joseph Martinez's 'Ship Of Fools' show comes to LA, San Francisco votes to ban sale of plastic water bottles, plus much more.

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Garcetti in Mexico, nursing home closures, 'water witching' and more

Today on the show we'll start with an interview with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti about his trip to Mexico City and the work he's doing there. Then, President Obama's budget calls on tax cuts for middle class and more funding for the poor. Plus, water witching, the future of Los Angeles, nursing home closure controversy, Filipino art and more

86th Annual Academy Awards - Show

On the Lot, Oscar highlights, '12 Years a Slave,' Odd Hollywood Jobs, Dr. Seuss, Yelp's list of top restaurants, more

Today, we'll take a look at highlights from the Academy Awards with Rebecca Keegan, entertainment reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Plus, we'll examine how close this year's Oscar predictions really were. We’ll also talk about the announcement to incorporate "12 Years a Slave" as part of the curriculum for high schools around the country. And how libraries are celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday. Finally, we'll end the show with Yelp's list of the top 100 restaurants in the country followed by an inside look at the real life superhero movement, "Heroes in the Night.”


My Brother's Keeper, Friday Flashback, Academy Awards bloopers, and more

Today on the show, we'll talk about President Obama's new initiative to empower young men and boys of color. Find out how schools use financial aid as a strategy. Get your weekly recap of major headlines and news during Friday Flashback. Next, we'll take a look at popular venues for watching the Oscars this Sunday, as well as a look back at some of the most memorable Academy Awards bloopers.

California Drought

Water bonds, Oscar predictions, Gov. Brown's drought relief proposal and more

Today on the show, we'll look at suggestions and proposals on how to improve spending when it comes to water in the state. The Legislative Analyst's Office has a new report evaluating Gov. Brown's drought and water conservation proposal. Then, we'll talk Oscar predictions with David Rothchild, a researcher who publishes predictions on the site, PredictWise.