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Today we start with a look at the motorcycle gang shootout in Waco, Texas that left nine dead and another 18 injured. During Sunday’s battle, five rival biker gangs fought at a local sports bar. We look at what started the fight and the state of biker gangs. Then, for our Monday TV-roundup, Mad Men aired its final episode last night after seven seasons, and TV held its giant preview party known as “The Upfronts.” After that, LA is trying a new tactic to improve voter turnout: cold, hard cash. In District 5, the Voteria gives anyone who shows up a chance to win $25,000. Finally, students have filed a lawsuit against Compton school district. They argue that the school is neglecting to accommodate the special needs of students affected by trauma.

Banner Image: Several motorcycles are seen in the parking lot of the Twin Peaks Sports Bar and Grill in Waco, Texas May 18, 2015. Bikers from at least five rival gangs attacked each other with guns, knives, brass knuckles, clubs and motorcycle chains at a Twin Peaks Sports Bar and Grill in the central Texas city. No bystanders or police were injured, police said. REUTERS/Laura Buckman

Producers:
Jolie Myers
Matt Holzman
Anna Scott
Christian Bordal

Motorcycle Shootout 12 MIN, 25 SEC

Sunday’s motorcycle gang shootout in Waco, Texas left nine dead and 18 injured. Police have arrested 170 people after the brawl, which included 5 rival biker gangs and started with a scuffle at Twin Peaks, a local sports bar. The gangs have threatened to take revenge against law enforcement. We look at what started the fight and the state of biker gangs.

Guests:
John Carroll, KWTX-TV (@johncarrollkwtx)
Julian Sher, investigative journalist (@juliansher)

The End of 'Mad Men' and Other TV News 12 MIN, 52 SEC

The Mad Men season finale aired last night and fans are in mourning. After seven seasons, we try to understand the final scenes and what it all meant. After that, we discuss the winner at TV’s giant preview party known as the Upfronts, a new Muppets TV show, and the buzz around Supergirl.

Guests:
Michael Schneider, Indiewire / Variety (@Franklinavenue)
Eric Deggans, NPR (@Deggans)

Voteria 12 MIN, 12 SEC

What’s it going to take to get Angelenos out to the polls? How about some cold hard cash... like $25,000? If you happen to live in the Los Angeles Unified School Board’s 5th district, you’ll be entered in what’s being called a Voteria: anyone who votes—legally—in that district’s election will automatically be entered to win $25,000. It’s the initiative of the Southwest Voter Registration Education Project, which is trying to find ways to get people out to the polls.

Photo: Kristie Wells

Guests:
Fernando Guerra, Loyola Marymount University (@LMU_CSLA)
Jessica Levinson, Loyola Law School (@LevinsonJessica)

Compton Students Sue School District 7 MIN, 58 SEC

Students have filed a lawsuit against Compton school district for neglecting to offer special needs education to those who’ve undergone trauma. Students say the district is breaking the law by not providing the students with a fair shot at an education.

Guests:
Mark Rosenbaum, Public Counsel (@publiccounsel)

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