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'American Animals': A true crime story with a twist




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"American Animals" gets the story straight from the horse's mouth

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"American Animals" tells the true story of four college-aged men and their elaborate attempt to steal rare library books in 2004. The film’s writer and director, Bart Layton, weaves together both documentary and narratives styles, including interviews with the four imprisoned robbers as well as cinematic reenactments that mimic the heist films they'd watched for inspiration in planning the burglary. The film premiered at Sundance this year where John Horn spoke with Layton.

Guests: Bart Layton, director, "American Animals"

Spotify admits the error of its ways

(Starts at 1:00)

Spotify Chief Executive Daniel Ek admitted last night that the leading music company service erred in implementing a policy that punished some recording artists accused of misconduct and has angered its biggest music-industry partners. “We rolled this out wrong and could have done a much better job,” Ek said, speaking Wednesday at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes. How will the company proceed now?

Guests: Lucas Shaw, entertainment reporter, Bloomberg News

A theater program for teens and young adults with autism

(Starts at 20:25)

The Miracle Project brings together teenagers and young adults with autism to create and perform a musical. This year’s show, "185 Wilshire," is about finding love. One of the leads, 16-year-old Coby Bird, says the program changed his life and launched him on an acting career. Feature story by KPCC arts education reporter Carla Javier.