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||CleanCharles Manson’s shadow still looms large over LA||Manson is dead, but America's morbid fascination with the cult leader is far from over||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs this town big enough for two soccer teams?||Take Two gets a tour of the new Banc of California Stadium, the future home of the Los Angeles Football Club, and we ask an expert: Does LA have room for another pro soccer team?||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn the Lot: Is ‘Justice League’ for everyone or just comic book nerds?||The ‘Justice League’ opening weekend may reveal a chasm between audiences -- those who love comics and those who passively watch superhero movie||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy California is not prepared to deal with a large aging population||As baby boomers enter their senior years, they will need more assistance from the state. But California has very little money and few services ready for them.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLA trans activist helps others afford surgery||There are only about a handful of programs that give money to trans people in need of surgery. One of them is based in LA and run by local activist Rizi Timane.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCult-leader Charles Manson and his reign of terror||Charles Manson, leader of the notorious “Manson Family” cult, died of natural causes on Sunday after spending five decades in prison for his spate of murders in 1969.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat would you do if a close friend or longtime colleague is accused of sexual misconduct?||“Girls” creator and star Lena Dunham has been under fire for tweeting out a defense of writer Murray Miller, after he’s been accused of sexual assault by actress Aurora Perrineau.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWeek in Politics: North Korea, sexual harassment claims in DC and Sacramento, more||From the sexual harassment allegations against Al Franken to the Senate's tax overhaul bill, we take a fine-tooth comb to last week's political highlights.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeachers could get a bigger deduction–or lose it entirely–under tax reform||The version of the plan passed by the House would eliminate the Educator Expense Deduction. The senate version, as proposed, would double it.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCompletists, why can’t you just leave something unfinished?||Are you someone who listens to podcast at super high speed so you can get through them?||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOdds are, they're taking your blood pressure all wrong||New guidelines have lowered the threshold for high blood pressure to 130/80, which makes it even more important to get an accurate reading. Here's how to increase the odds of getting it right.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFormer AP reporter recalls surreal spectacle of Manson trial||Linda Deutsch covered high-profile trials for the Associated Press for 46 years. She recalls the gruesome murders and 1969-1971 trial of Charles Manson and three female followers.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWith Obamacare, Americans seek more preventive cardiovascular care||A UCLA study says since the Affordable Care Act reduced out-of-pocket costs for preventive care, more people are getting screenings for diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLA county set to pay $15M in wrongful conviction case||Frank O'Connell spent 27 years in prison for a murder he says he didn't commit. A judge freed him due to misconduct by sheriff's detectives.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe plan to get women vets to use more VA health services||Women veterans don't use VA health care services as much as men. Many say they delay getting care. A pilot program in L.A. County is trying to change that.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTo save their water supply, Colorado farmers taxed themselves||The recent drought in the West forced people to take a hard look at how they use water. In Colorado, some farmers tried an experiment: make their water more expensive without hurting business.||11/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJason Bateman and Laura Linney embark on second season of 'Ozark'||John Horn catches up with the stars of the Netflix series just before starting production on season 2.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFree mobile clinic returns to LA with a new focus on the homeless||Organizers hope their volunteer providers will treat 450 homeless in need of health care over the course of the three-day clinic.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLA County employee complaints rise in wake of attention to sexual harassment charges||Since July, the county has received more than 3,000 complaints from workers alleging sexual harassment and other workplace issues. The city of L.A. is moving to review its policies.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHousing activists in Inglewood, Pasadena latest to pursue rent control||Housing activists filed preliminary paperwork with the Pasadena and Inglewood officials to get rent control initiatives on the 2018 ballot.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean‘Hamilton’s’ Leslie Odom Jr. thinks Hollywood’s diversity efforts are paying off||The Tony-winning performer says Hollywood is doing better when it comes to casting actors of color, "but the real boon is when it's not just window dressing."||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTemporary regulations for legal marijuana now in place||Recreational cannabis can be legally sold in California starting January 1, but state agencies have enacted temporary regulations for its manufacture and delivery.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrystals, aura readings and healing treatments are no longer the 'hippie fringe' in LA||Before her client shows up, Andi Scarbrough lays out her tools.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanState of Affairs: Harassment in the House, CA GOPers vote 'no' on tax bill||The GOP's tax plan passed the House without the help of three California Republicans. Why they voted "no" when their 11 other colleagues voted "yes."||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy LA is more walkable than you think||This weekend's 17-mile walk demonstrates how to make a city known for its cars more pedestrian-friendly.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanClaes Bang: Working with Ruben Östlund on 'The Square' was like 'the Rolls Royce of acting'||The actor says performing dozens of takes on every scene was exhausting, but ultimately fulfilling.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShould Franken and Moore be ousted? Accountability, personal values and the most pragmatic path forward||After being accused of sexual harassment by radio anchor Leeann Tweeden, Democratic Minnesota Senator Al Franken issued two apologies, admitting to his behavior and calling for an ethics investigation into his own conduct.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThey’re alive! Are smart toys changing how children interact with humans?||It’s cute when a kid asks, “Alexa, did you farted?,” but as the realm of smart technology quickly evolves from household voice assistants to tangible, intelligent toys, how should we monitor children’s relationship with AI?||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Vaudeville to Dick Van Dyke and beyond, Rose Marie reflects on her prolific career in new documentary ‘Wait For Your Laugh’||Before Barbara, Cher, Liza, Madonna, or Beyoncé, Rose Marie was the original single-name star.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFilmWeek: ‘Justice League,’ ‘The Star,’ ‘Wonder’ and more||Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein, Tim Cogshell, and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe largest digital camera in the world takes shape||A two-story tall, digital camera is taking shape in California. It will ultimately go on a telescope in Chile where it will survey the sky, looking for things that appear suddenly or change over time.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLA Sheriff's body cam plan draws mixed reviews||Two community groups say the money for body cams could be better spent on other priorities. The ACLU supports using the cameras, under certain conditions.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNeighborhoods downslope of La Tuna Fire vulnerable to mudslides||Los Angeles County Public Works has cleared debris basins and is installing mud-steering measures in its areas, but many residents have yet to prep their homes.||11/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSaoirse Ronan on accents, acne and the compassionate filmmaking behind ‘Lady Bird'||Irish actress Saoirse Ronan first came to wide attention in “The Grand Budapest Hotel." Now she’s getting raves in Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird.”||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBenefits of early childhood education persist into high school, study says||A study finds that participation in high-quality early childhood education increased graduation rates, and reduced special education placement and grade retention.||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHouse approves GOP tax overhaul, with Senate outlook uncertain||The vote for the $1.4 trillion overhaul was almost along party lines, with no Democrats voting in support of the bill and some GOP defections over provisions that would eliminate important tax deductions taken by constituents in some high tax states.||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHave you updated who should get your money once you pass?||California tracked down hundreds of people who were owed a total of $11 million. They missed out on this money because their loved ones didn't update who should get their estate.||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNapa Valley vintners recover after October fires||The fires burned the homes of vintners as they spread throughout Northern California. Now that the fires are out, wine professionals look forward to recovery.||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 20th anniversary of the Pershing Square holiday ice rink||A look into one of the staples of the winter season in Los Angeles. Find out how the ice is made and why it never melts in the So Cal sun.||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Amazon store inside Whole Foods||Under Amazon ownership, Whole Foods tries to shed its "whole paycheck" image||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
News mixed with other KPCC shows
This channel used to be just the news shorts and was not comingled with other KPCC shows. I *LOVE* the news shorts and want the other shows out of the mix.
I subscribe to some of those shows and really *DON'T* want some of the others. Now I'm getting duplicates of some of the other shows that I've subscribed to. Now it's just a mess.
Slow to update?
Outstanding mix of regional news stories and bits from other NPR shows. My only gripe is that occasionally, the update to podcasts lag behind the up- to-the-minute radio broadcasts, but still very good content.
Gives me a choice!
This podcast is giving me the So Cal. news that I want. But the best part is that I can pick and choose the items that I want to listen to. I'm in Cherry Valley (Rivrside County), but still get news and information necessary fo my daily life. I've been listening to KPCC for 25 or more years. But the last 15 its been mainly on the internet because we are in a radio desert.
So thank you KPCC for your podcasts!