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Los Angeles District Attorney Shaping Up To Be A Referendum on Criminal Justice Reform, On The Lot, Servant of Pod




Melina Abdullah from Black Lives Matter addresses the crowd during a demonstration to ask for the removal of District Attorney Jackie Lacey in front of the Hall of Justice, in Los Angeles, California, on June 17, 2020. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
Melina Abdullah from Black Lives Matter addresses the crowd during a demonstration to ask for the removal of District Attorney Jackie Lacey in front of the Hall of Justice, in Los Angeles, California, on June 17, 2020. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
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Los Angeles District Attorney Race 

The hotly contested race for Los Angeles District Attorney is shaping up to be a referendum on criminal justice reform. In a year marked by massive police protests, incumbent Jackie Lacey is billing herself as a "reasonable reformer." Challenger George Gascon says Lacey represents the past, and that he is the face of change. We take a look at a race being watched around the country.

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Governor Gavin Newsom on Conservation Plan 

Governor Gavin Newsom announces that 30 percent of California's land will be dedicated to conservation, plus the analysis is in about why several communities in California were hit with rolling blackouts back in August. 

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Ask An Expert: State of COVID-19 and Contact Tracing 

Today in Los Angeles County, indoor shopping malls have reopened for business at a limited percent capacity...and yesterday, the waiver program began accepting applications from schools that hope to get students back in the classroom sooner than later. But with an average of 700 new cases a day, it is clear that the coronavirus is still very much a threat. So, with ALL that is going on, we thought it a good time to check in with one of our medical experts.

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On The Lot

Movie theaters vow to stay open despite troubles.... A commission led by Anita Hill analyzes gender and racial bias in Hollywood. And..what do Meryl Streep, Keegan Michael Key and Kerry Washington have in common? A new movie musical. 

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Servant of Pod 

A talks with Nick Quah in his weekly segment about Servant of Pod. This week he profiles Roman Mars, host/producer of 99% Invisible about how he grew that show, kept it independent and showed others they can make it in podcasting too.