Democratic Debate Look Ahead
The debate is on! Democrats will converge on L.A. tonight for the SIXTH debate of the year. But only seven of the candidates have reached funding and polling thresholds to qualify. California is in a unique location for tonight's forum for several reasons: Primary votes will happen in March next year. A whopping 495 delegates are up for grabs. And the population is diverse both ethnically and politically. So what are the issues that the candidates should consider as they vie for voters in the Golden State and beyond?
- Manuel Pastor, USC sociology professor
How Independent Voters are feeling about the impeachment
After a nearly three month inquiry, the U.S. House has voted to impeach President Donald Trump. We reached out to independent voters in Orange County to see how they're responding.
LA Food Bank Holiday
Every month, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank gets meals to more than 300,000 people in the region who are what's called "food insecure" … people who simply don't have enough good, healthy food on a regular basis. Since 2008, KPCC members have tried to do their part to help - and have donated meals along with their pledges to the station. During the end-of-the-year drive, we're hoping to reach $2 million mark.
- Michael Flood, Head of Food Bank
LAHSA's Peter Lynn
The head of LA's Homeless Services Authority, Peter Lynn, is stepping down by the end of this year. He joins Take Two's A Martine for an exit interview to reflect on how the problem of homelessness has grown in recent years, and how to best address the problem after his departure.
Throwback Thursday: Dry Christmas
With the holidays just around the corner, you may already be looking forward to a cup or two of uncle's bob spiced egg nog. Well, there was a time back in the early 20th century when Los Angeles adopted a measure that would HIGHLY discourage that...that's the topic of this week's Throwback Thursday.
- Julia Bricklin, local author who specializes in California history
On The Lot
For the past decade, all roads have been leading to Baby Yoda. And critics are getting brutal on this weekend's crop of movie releases.
- Rebecca Keegan, Senior Film Editor at The Hollywood Reporter