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Vaccinations at the ballpark, 'One Night in Miami' Screenwriter Kemp Powers, Citizen Journalists in LA




HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 15:  People receive a free meningitis vaccine from Dr. Wayne Chen at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation pharmacy on April 15, 2013 in Hollywood, California. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation started free meningitis vaccines after a West Hollywood man died from the disease.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 15: People receive a free meningitis vaccine from Dr. Wayne Chen at the AIDS Healthcare Foundation pharmacy on April 15, 2013 in Hollywood, California. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation started free meningitis vaccines after a West Hollywood man died from the disease. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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STATE OF AFFAIRS

We recap the latest in state and national politics – and there was a lot going on this week – in State of Affairs.

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BATTER UP...FOR VACCINATIONS AT DODGERS STADIUM

LA County is opening five large scale vaccinations sites in the coming weeks, including Dodger Stadium, which will start inoculating people Friday January 15th.

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HOW ARE YOU FEELING LA?

We are hearing from listeners about how they're holding up in 2021. Here's Joy:

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"ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI" WRITER HOPES FILM HUMANIZES BLACK ICONS

In 1964, Mohammed Ali, then known as Cassius Clay shocked the world when he won the heavyweight championship title at 22 years old. Instead of partying, he celebrated his win with three African American heros of the day-- the NFL star Jim Brown, the singer Sam Cooke and activist Malcolm X. The story of that night is told in the new Amazon movie "One Night in Miami," directed by Oscar-winning actress Regina King and written by Kemp Powers. Powers is also the co-writer and co-director of Pixar's "Soul."

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PRODUCT OF THE PROTESTS: CITIZEN JOURNALISTS

Vishal, son of Indian immigrants, had never protested before, but was moved by the George Floyd protests to become one of the new breed of activist/citizen journalists. He chronicled the summer protests on his Instagram feed - and was doxed and threatened along with his parents and brother. At first they went underground. Now they are moving.

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WEEKEND PREVIEW

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