State of Affairs
A divided Judiciary Committee pushes President Trump closer to impeachment. We'll take a deeper look at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's strategy. Meanwhile, presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg kicks off his run in Stockton. So how did voters take to him?
- Zach Courser, Co-Director Claremont McKenna's Policy Lab
- Marisa Lago, political reporter for KQED and co-host of Political Breakdown Podcast
ECE Segregation: Part Two
Recent research points to an uncomfortable fact: Public preschool in California is deeply segregated. More than half of the state's children go to a preschool with has 90 to 100 percent children of color. When the Supreme Court outlawed segregation in public education it did so because it found that separate schools were not equal. But the decision doesn't apply to preschool. Reporter Deepa Fernandes set out to discover just how unequal California's public preschools are compared to preschools in higher income, mostly white, areas.
Wellbeing Clinics at Los Angeles County Schools
50 "Wellbeing Centers" will open up at high school campuses throughout L.A. County by June of next year. The clinics will offer mental and reproductive health services to an estimated 75,000 teens. The program is due to a collaboration between planned parenthood and the county's mental and public health departments.
- Barbara Ferrer, Director at the L.A. County Department of Public Health
Feuer FAA Lawsuit
L.A. City Attorney Mike Feuer will announce a lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration Thursday morning. His office says it's an effort to find relief for residents and businesses in the southeast San Fernando Valley who have endured a significant increase in airplane noise and traffic from changes in flight paths of planes departing Hollywood Burbank Airport.
- Mike Feuer, Los Angeles City Attorney
Boat Fire Regs
California Senator Dianne Feinstein is proposing boat safety legislation in the wake of the deadly Conception dive boat fire. The bill would require boats to have at least two escape hatches and restrict the storage of lithium-ion batteries.
- Ken Kurtis, the owner and operator of Reef Seekers, a Los Angeles-based scuba diving company
Food Friday: Tamales
LAist contributor Mary Castillo brings a variety of tamales to sample and compare to answer the question – Can vegan tamales REALLY hold their own against those traditionally prepared with meat? She also details some locations in Southern California to grab tamales if listeners are not up to the task of making them at home.
- Mary Castillo, LAist contributor
The gifting season continues with pop-up shopping experiences at the Grand Central Market, Highland Park, Pasadena, the Santa Monica Pier and the Vincent Price Art Museum. Group art shows open at Giant Robot and Corey Helford Gallery. There's a festival of lights in Silver Lake and Echo Park hosts a community parade.
- Leo Duran, Take Two