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SoCal Residents React to Debate, Dueling Healthcare Proposals, Homelessness Policies




DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JULY 30: Democratic presidential candidates Marianne Williamson, (L-R),  Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke,  former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, former Maryland congressman John Delaney, and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock 
take the stage at the beginning of the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. 20 Democratic presidential candidates were split into two groups of 10 to take part in the debate sponsored by CNN held over two nights at Detroit’s Fox Theatre.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JULY 30: Democratic presidential candidates Marianne Williamson, (L-R), Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke, former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper, former Maryland congressman John Delaney, and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock take the stage at the beginning of the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. 20 Democratic presidential candidates were split into two groups of 10 to take part in the debate sponsored by CNN held over two nights at Detroit’s Fox Theatre. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Debate Party

Half of the democratic candidates for president took to the stage Tuesday for a second round of debates, drawing the battle lines between the moderates and the progressives (Sanders and Warren) over issues like healthcare and immigration. We hear reaction from some very engaged voters in Studio City. 

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Dueling Healthcare proposals

Healthcare loomed large in Michigan last night, and it's likely to play a large role tonight. Now, by this point, you've probably heard a lot about two dueling proposals: Medicare for all and a public option. We look at what those two really mean.

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PPIC Environment

A recent survey from the Public Policy Institute of California shows where Californians stand on Environmental topics. It found that A majority of likely voters (56%) say the candidates’ environmental positions are very important in determining their vote in the governor’s race, and that water and drought ranks as a top priority.

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Oil Buffer Zones

The City of LA's Petroleum and Natural Gas Administration is recommending implementing a 600-foot buffer between homes and oil extraction to address pollution that has disproportionately impacted communities of color. Activists, however, say the decision doesn't go far enough.

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Farm Solar Panels

California farmers are looking to solar energy as water supplies become more regulated and unreliable. Plus, converting to solar farms could be critical to reaching some of California's clean energy goals. That's according to a new report by the Nature Conservancy, which looked into what areas should be dedicated to renewable energy and which should be protected. So, how are California farmers intersecting with clean energy?

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Homelessness Policies

We speak with KPCC's Housing and Homelessness reporter Matt Tinoco on why the Los Angeles City Council voted to reinstate an ordinance that bans overnight vehicle dwelling, and what this could mean for those on the brink of homelessness.

Military Infertility 

Congress is considering whether to provide more benefits for service members and veterans whose war injuries left them infertile. Right now, the military pays for in-vitro-fertilization only in limited circumstances. And a VA program that provides fertility coverage for some veterans is scheduled to expire later this year. Carson Frame reports for the American Homefront Project. 

On the Lot

Disney's Lion King reboot pass the $1b mark in less than three weeks and Al Pacino and Robert De Niro look year younger in Martin Scorcese's upcoming film, The Irishman.

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