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President Trump comes to CA, fighting fires from the air, NYU will open LA campus




WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 18: (AFP OUT)  U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room of the White House, July 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 18: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room of the White House, July 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)
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A look ahead to President Trump's California visit. Plus, how Malibu is recovering from the Woolsey fire a week after it first broke out. And, why is New York University opening a campus in Los Angeles.

State of Affairs

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We look ahead to President Trump's California visit. And we recap Thursday's meeting between outgoing California Governor Jerry Brown and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. 

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Fire Camps

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Among the many structures destroyed in the Woolsey Fire: two Jewish summer camps in the Malibu Mountains. Summer Camp alumni mourn their childhood "home away from home." KPCC’s Aaron Schrank has the story.

Fighting fires from the air

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It's taken over 3,000 fire personnel to get the Woolsey fire to 69 percent containment But for all the hard work firefighters do, they can often use a little help from above in the form of planes carrying water and fire retardant. Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffat brings us this story about people who help fight fire from the air.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxtbSAcFpFQ&feature=youtu.be

New York University to open LA campus

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New York University plans to open an "academic center" along with student housing in Los Angeles next year. Part of its Tisch School for the Arts, the new campus will focus on entertainment, music and media. NYU's announcement follows a similar move by Arizona State University to open a brick-and-mortar location in downtown L.A. for its journalism school.

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Weekend preview

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We offer suggestions on how to spend your weekend, including a Chinese lantern festival in Pomona, the pop culture festival Designer Con in Anaheim, and the WNYC show Snap Judgment co-hosted by KPCC In Person in downtown Los Angeles.

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