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Can Chris Thile save Prairie Home Companion?




Aaron, Matthew, and Lilly Borja of Long Beach, after early voting in Norwalk on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016.
Aaron, Matthew, and Lilly Borja of Long Beach, after early voting in Norwalk on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016.
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John talks with 35-year old Chris Thile (THEE-lee), who takes over as the new host of A Prairie Home Companion this weekend, and hopes he can bring in a younger audience, without scaring off its older listeners. ... Anthony Hernandez, who's been taking pictures for almost 50 years: Downtown LA in the ‘70s, Rodeo Drive in the ‘80s, the homeless in the ‘90s. ... For KPCC's Voter Game Plan, Meghan McCarty tells us how she’s helping voters understand the very complex Measure R transportation tax. ... We meet an Armenian-Syrian college student from Damascus juggling a full time job, night school, and the torture of knowing what his family is going through back home.