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L.A. County Homes Evacuated After Lake Fire Continues To Grow, National Geographic Out With New Documentary "Rebuilding Paradise", "Servant of Pod" with Nick Quah




A firefighter sprays down the smoldering remains of a burning home during the Hillside Fire in the North Park neighborhood of San Bernardino, Calif., on Oct. 31, 2019. Some wildland firefighters worry whether they can do their jobs safely during a global pandemic.
A firefighter sprays down the smoldering remains of a burning home during the Hillside Fire in the North Park neighborhood of San Bernardino, Calif., on Oct. 31, 2019. Some wildland firefighters worry whether they can do their jobs safely during a global pandemic.
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Lake Fire Update

A brush fire continues to grow in the Angeles National Forrest between San Clarita and North of Los Angeles ... now at about 10,500 acres. It's being called the Lake Fire. We bring you all the updates on how it's evolved.

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Lake Fire Evacuations 

Evacuating from a wildfire is very different, now that evacuation centers have to limit how many people they can shelter on-site due to the pandemic. We explain what's happening now for people seeking safety.

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The Big Payback

For decades, the music industry has been a microcosm of the country -- especially when it comes to how it’s treated black artists. Black artists have been instrumental in making the music business what it is today. But behind many of the songs we know and love is often a tragic story of a young artist who penned a deal that handed most of their intellectual property - and profits - to a very corporate record label. Though contracts are much better than they once were, the business still has a long way to go - and not just in terms of how black artists are treated. Artist Pharrel Williams has worked hard to push the music industry forward.

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National Geographic's "Rebuilding Paradise"

The Camp Fire in Northern California's Butte County started November 8th, 2018 ignited by an electric transmission line.  As it quickly grew out of control, it tore through the landscape and destroyed lives in the town of Paradise. It was contained 18 days later and became the worst wildfire in state history. National Geographic made a documentary about the fire called "Rebuilding Paradise," directed by Academy Award winner Ron Howard. It's his third documentary, the two others were about The Beatles and Pavarotti and while those had a ton of archived information to help guide the storylines, Rebuilding Paradise did not. He was filming this story as it was unfolding with really no idea where it was going.

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"Servant of Pod" with Nick Quah

A warning about the following conversation...might be sensitive for younger listeners. These days, it seems like there's a podcast for everything...And that may be true, so let's lift the veil behind a corner of that world that you may not otherwise hear about on public radio: audio... erotica. Today, we get a brief look into that world.

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