We look at what shows were nominated for this year's Emmy Awards. Plus, we speak with Star Trek star George Takei about the years he spent as a child in an American internment camp for Japanese Americans during World War II. And, Apollo 11's moon landing might not have been possible if not for NASA engineer John Houboult.
Presidential Tweet Political Fallout
A Presidential tweet suggesting that four Democratic lawmakers of color go back to their “broken and crime-infested” countries is putting CA's GOP leaders in an uncomfortable position.
- Mike Madrid, former political director for the California GOP and now a consultant working with Republicans in California
"Go Back To Your Country"
President Trump's comments telling four Congresswomen to essential go back to where they came from, has sparked outrage. But it’s not the first — or last — time this racist sentiment will be uttered by a person in power. Our listeners share their own stories about when someone told them to go back to their own country.
Emmy Award Nominations
The Emmy nominees were announced this morning at the Wolf Theater in North Hollywood. HBO's "Game of Thrones" raked in a RECORD 32 nominations for its final season. But there WERE some newcomers on the scene.
- John Horn, host of KPCC's The Frame
George Takei: "They Called Us Enemy"
Long before George Takei braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a four-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his father's -- and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future. In 1942, every person of Japanese descent on the west coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten "relocation centers," hundreds or thousands of miles from home, where they would be held for years under armed guard. "They Called Us Enemy" is a graphic memoir recounting Takei's firsthand experience of those years behind barbed wire, the joys and terrors of growing up under legalized racism, his mother's hard choices, his father's faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his future.
- George Takei
Apollo Engineer John Houbolt
To get to the moon, NASA had to create a method. Audiobook host Todd Zwillich tells the story of NASA engineer John Houbolt whose own idea was ignored for years, but it eventually became THE way that astronauts were able to touch foot on the moon.
Calling For Your Apollo 11 Stories!
Nipsey Hussle Investigation
The rapper Nipsey Hussle has been hailed a hero and peacemaker in South LA, but a new report in the New York Times find that though he was lauded by the LAPD, its officers were investigating him and his organization over gang ties.
- Tim Arango, Los Angeles Times reporter