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Today on the show, we talk about whether ending mandatory minimum sentences can help California's prison overcrowding problems. Plus, embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner leaves therapy early, we debate whether Elon Musk's Hyperloop transportation system actually work?, we learn about a program that keeps lesser-used languages alive by teaching immigrants' kids, plus much more.
How are sequester cuts affecting CA's ability to fight wildfires?; Immigrant spared from deportation over pot bust 20 years ago; The woman behind the chemistry on 'Breaking Bad'; Can relocation save the endangered Mojave desert tortoise?; How does Netflix's algorithm know what you want to watch?; 'Real World' star and AIDS activist Sean Sasser dead at 44; Ask.fm is the latest hotbed of cyberbullying among teens, plus much more.
Today on the show, we'll talk about a new report that says California's larger wildfires are due to climate change. We hear from a New York Times reporter about how Colorado farmers are cautiously growing hemp. In addition, New York is now offering parents low-interest loans to pay for childcare. Could that work in LA? Prison officials are questioning the motives of some of the hunger striking prisoners in California. Plus much more.
What do SoCal veterans want to hear from President Obama?; Got Your 6 aims to help bridge the civilian-military divide; Are summer SAT prep classes worth the investment?; Gov. Jerry Brown finds tough opposition to water plan; California school districts granted No Child Left Behind waiver, plus much more.
Prominent newspaper purchases raise questions about LA Times; What does it mean to be middle class in LA?; iPad training for 1500 teachers in LA Unified begins this week; 'The Art of Wealth' tells the intimate story of the Huntington family, plus much more.
Congress heads into recess without deal on immigration bill; Should undocumented immigrants be welcomed in Detroit?; Would you raise a child in downtown LA? Leaders are planning for it (poll); Archbishop Jose Gomez's vision of 'Immigration and the The Next America'; Hollywood Jobs: Taking the wheel with a Hollywood stunt driver, plus much more.