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State of Affairs, America Ferrera on her new series 'Gentefied', Latino Voting Power




Actress America Ferrera talks to students at Rancho High School as she partners with Voto Latino to discuss the importance of young voters, including Latinos, participating in the civic process.
Actress America Ferrera talks to students at Rancho High School as she partners with Voto Latino to discuss the importance of young voters, including Latinos, participating in the civic process.
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State of Affairs

Governor Newsom targets homelessness in his latest State of the State. Meanwhile, Democratic presidential hopeful converge on California as the March 3rd primary draws nigh. 

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Gentefied 

There's a strong argument that in LA, the epicenter over the issue of gentrification is in Boyle Heights. It's a neighborhood that's gone thru a lot of changes over the years but keeping an eye on its past while adapting to - or pushing back on - what its future might be is part of what gentrification there is all about. It's also at the root of a new Netflix series called "Gentefied."Set in Boyle Heights, it's the story of three cousins and their immigrant Abuelo fighting to save the family's taqueria against a wave of change. Actress America Ferrera - currently of Superstore fame - is one of the executive producers of Gentefied.

 

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Latino Voting Power 

Latino voters will have more political power than ever this primary, according to new projections out of USC. But even though more are expected to vote this March, far more eligible Latino voters won't. Now outreach groups are banding together to help one of the state's largest voting blocs raise its voice. KPCC's Austin Cross has that story.

Castaic Dam

A small earthquake in the Castaic area has us looking at the Dam in the region, which is undergoing retrofits after an audit found it at risk for a catastrophic failure. KPCC's infrastructure reporter Sharon McNary joins A Martinez to discuss.

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Food Friday: Cookbooks 

For today's Food Friday, we're going to highlight cookbooks that embody the soul of Los Angeles.
 Elina Shatkin is the food editor for LAist and she helped compile this list. She joins the show to talk about it.

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Weekend Preview

Gamers head to Anaheim for a weekend of hacking and gaming. Juggalos take over Pershing Square for a weekend of music and beer. Two local restaurants put a German twist on Mardi Gras. Two shows pay tribute to the music of Ray Charles and Dolly Parton. And Craig Wedren (Shudder to Think) launches his new podcast with a soundbath.

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