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Young Poets Turn their Art into Activism, Let's Talk Props, Homeless Students




I VOTED stickers are seen at a polling station on the campus of the University of California, Irvine, on November 6, 2018 in Irvine, California on election day. - Americans vote Tuesday in critical midterm elections that mark the first major voter test of Donald Trump's presidency, with control of Congress at stake. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
I VOTED stickers are seen at a polling station on the campus of the University of California, Irvine, on November 6, 2018 in Irvine, California on election day. - Americans vote Tuesday in critical midterm elections that mark the first major voter test of Donald Trump's presidency, with control of Congress at stake. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
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LETS TALK ABOUT PROPS...SHALL WE?

As part of our continuing coverage of this year’s election, we want to take a look at three ballot propositions related to criminal justice. Two would continue efforts to reform the system, a third would roll back reforms previously approved by voters.

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UPDATE: CALIFORNIA'S HOMELESS STUDENTS 

According to a new report out of UCLA, more than a quarter of a million K-12 California students experienced homelessness during the 2018-2019 school year. That number of students could fill the Dodger Stadium almost five times. The report also found that 1 in 5 community college students, 1 in 10 Cal State students and 1 in 20 UC students experienced homelessness. We explore why this is, and what can be done about it.

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POETRY AS POLITICAL ACTIVISM

We talk to a 14-year-old poet activist about the intersection of politics and performance art. We also discuss how her personal encounter with ICE has shaped her views and how she uses her voice.

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