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Human voter guide, free rides to the polls, uterine fibroids




Residents of Boyle Heights vote in the primary election on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
Residents of Boyle Heights vote in the primary election on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.
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On the eve of the midterms, we walk you through what you absolutely need to know before voting. Plus, how to get a free ride to the polls Tuesday. And, our latest installment in the women's health series, Ladyist.

Human Voter Guide

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It’s the day before the midterm elections, so we answer your questions about the ballot and the voting process.

Guest:

Read more at our Voter Game Plan.

https://twitter.com/AshleyAlvarado/status/1059104802607575040

Anaheim Disney Elections

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For a long time, Anaheim's economy has been heavily dependent on tourism, namely Disneyland. But some residents have begun to question the theme park's role in city politics, and whether city leaders have been too generous to Disney.

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Same Sex Black Vote

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Christian Walker was just a teen when California voters chose to reject same-sex marriage. Early exit polls seemed to show nay votes were particularly high in the black community. Walker, who identifies as queer, was part of a black church and felt like he had to find a balance between blackness and his orientation. Ten years after the vote, how much has changed in black communities?

Supporters of same-sex marriage protest near the Los Angeles Mormon Temple, seen in the distance, before marching for miles in protest against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints November 6, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.
Supporters of same-sex marriage protest near the Los Angeles Mormon Temple, seen in the distance, before marching for miles in protest against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints November 6, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.
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Ladyist: Fibroids

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In the latest edition of bi-weekly column on women’s health, KPCC Health Care Reporter Michelle Faust Raghavan takes a close look at a problem that afflicts a lot of women: uterine fibroids.

Read more at LAist.

On the Lot

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Bohemian Rhapsody, the music biopic that tells the story of Queen's lead singer, Freddie Mercury, was a box office champion, but critics said this one bit the dust. Did drama with director Bryan Singer, who was fired from the project before filming finished, contribute to how the movie turned out? Plus, The Color Purple, a beloved novel from Alice Walker, was turned into a movie back in 1985 and now there's another film adaptation coming.

Guest:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP0VHJYFOAU

Election Day Rides

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The election is almost here so if you're thinking about how you're getting to polls on Tuesday, L.A. Metro has you covered. Rides on Metro, Foothill Transit and Pasadena Transit will all be free on election day. Uber and Lyft are also offering free rides to the polls, all to encourage more people to get out and vote. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti pushed for Metro's election-day policy citing research saying that over half of non-voters listed transportation an obstacle.

Guest:

https://twitter.com/metrolosangeles/status/1059506976693063681