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Voters cast their ballots for the 2020 US Elections at an offical ballot drop box on a sidewalk in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2020, where election officials are looking into the use of unofficial ballot drop boxes installed by California's Republican Party. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
Voters cast their ballots for the 2020 US Elections at an offical ballot drop box on a sidewalk in Los Angeles, California on October 12, 2020, where election officials are looking into the use of unofficial ballot drop boxes installed by California's Republican Party. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images)
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State of Affairs 

With a few days left until the ballots are collected for the election, we talk about the latest in politics in State of Affairs.

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Jean Guerrero on Stephen Miller as the Architect of President Trump's Immigration Policy

Over the years theTrump administration has focussed heavily on overhauling our immigration system-- suppressing both legal and illegal immigration through more than 400 executive orders. But the issue of immigration hasn't been getting a lot of attention on the campaign trail lately. Well, according to our guest, if Trump is re-elected, there are more restrictions to come. 

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ELX Affirmative Action

For decades, Asian Americans have been at the center of the debate on affirmative action. Opponents of affirmative action have filed lawsuits, arguing that the practice hurts Asian American students the most. The debate is back in the spotlight this election with voters in California being asked to restore affirmative action in public employment, education and contracting. The ballot measure is known as Proposition 16. And it's the part about public universities that most concerns Asian Americans. We have more on Prop 16 and how it's being viewed in Asian American communities.

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LA Ghost Stories

This Halloween we bring you some haunted stories from our listeners and colleagues. We have Pat Boccuzzi's tale from aboard the Queen Mary, our colleague Guiliana Mayo with a tale of Halloween party past and Rosendo Lopes sharing his experience in a spooky apartment building. 

Swingers

In April, it looked like the legendary Swingers Diner would be one of the casualties of the pandemic. After being closed for a few weeks at the start of the lockdown, its parent company announced that the restaurant -- prominently featured in the movie Swingers -- would not reopen. Six months later, however, Swingers is getting a second lease on life, thanks to former General Manager Stephanie Wilson, who was able to buy back the diner in part because of a GoFundMe campaign that raised 55,000 dollars. Wilson is planning to reopen on Veterans Day. 

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Weekend Preview 

KPCC's Leo Duran shares some of the best things to do this weekend.