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.
- Jack Pitney from Claremont McKenna College
- Carla Marinucci, senior editor for POLITICO's California Playbook
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.
- Jean Guerrero, author of the book: "Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump, and the White Nationalist Agenda"
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.
- Josie Huang, KPCC's Asian American Communities Correspondent
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.
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.
- Stephanie Wilson, former General Manager
KPCC's Leo Duran shares some of the best things to do this weekend.