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Newsom Recall Explained, A Brain Disease is Making California's Black Bears Act 'Dog-Like', A History of Latin Music in the U.S.




SACRAMENTO, CA - JANUARY 07: Gavin Newsom (L) is sworn in as governor of California by California Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye (R) as Newsom's wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom (C), watches on January 7, 2019 in Sacramento, California. He now faces a recall in November 2021.
SACRAMENTO, CA - JANUARY 07: Gavin Newsom (L) is sworn in as governor of California by California Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye (R) as Newsom's wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom (C), watches on January 7, 2019 in Sacramento, California. He now faces a recall in November 2021.
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Newsom Recall Explained

Governor Gavin Newsom will be facing a recall in the fall. The campaign to get him out of office has gathered enough signature to qualify for the ballot. We discuss how we got here, how a recall works, and the various factors that might play into a vote. 

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A Disease Affecting the Brain is Making California's Black Bears Act 'Dog-Like'

A disease is affecting the brains of California Black Bears and, unfortunately,  not a whole lot is known about it.  But one thing is strangely consistent: the ailment makes bears act uncharacteristically friendly to people, and some have called the behavior shockingly dog-like.

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There's Enough Warehouse Space in the Inland Empire to fit 6,500 Football Fields - and it Has a Huge Environmental Impact 

An astonishing amount of warehouse space has been built in the Inland Empire in the past few decades -- enough interior space for 65-hundred football fields. And it's all stacked with cargo heading to the rest of the country, as well as the household goods we order ourselves online and expect to show up the next day. But there is an environmental, health and quality-of-living cost to all those warehouses.

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Reggaeton, Tejano and the Influence of Latin Music in the U.S. 

We discuss, and listen through, the history of Latin music in the U.S with Leila Cobo, vice president and Latin industry lead at Billboard. Her new book is called Decoding “Despacito” An Oral History of Latin Music. In it, she relays that history through her own experience as the world’s authority on popular Latin music and through stories from the artists and producers who made the songs (two parts).

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