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After the presidential election is over, where will all the angry Trump and Sanders supporters go? If their candidates don’t win, will their political engagement end? Then, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he’s going to update the city’s outdated development guidelines. Will it do anything to cool a raging debate over density? In our weekly web roundup, the story of a journalist who’s going to jail for “hacking” the L.A. Times. Then, one journalist tells her story about fighting an internet troll. And finally, how do DJs
survive in a digital world?

Producers:
Matt Holzman
Anna Scott
Jolie Myers
Christian Bordal
Laura Swisher
Sarah Sweeney

Where Will All the Angry Voters Go? 9 MIN, 54 SEC

Voters are angry. One way to channel anger is by attending political rallies and demonstrating support for a presidential candidate. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are attracting record-breaking crowds at rallies across the country. Tonight, Sanders and Clinton are debating in Brooklyn. It’s their last televised debate before the New York primary on Tuesday. Despite the tremendous enthusiasm both Trump and Sanders enjoy, it may not be enough to secure their party’s nomination. So what will their supporters do if their preferred candidate doesn’t win? Does the movement dissipate?

Guests:
Jason A. Johnson, Hiram College / Sirius XM (@drjasonjohnson)

The LA Development Fight 8 MIN, 44 SEC

Should Los Angeles keep growing taller and denser or not? Some angry residents and activists say developers have been given carte blanche to make up their own rules. A group of them have written a ballot proposal for next March that would stop all big developments for two years. Other angry residents and activists, as well as city officials like Mayor Eric Garcetti are advocating for more development. Now Garcetti’s pushing back. Yesterday he announced that he’ll hire 28 city planners to update the city’s very old development guidelines. New rules would presumably mean fewer exceptions for real estate developers. But will it do anything to cool the debate? And why can’t we all get on the same page about the future of our city?

Guests:
Zev Yaroslavsky, LA County Board of Supervisors (1994-2014) (@ZevYaroslavsky)

Web Roundup: Hacking the LA Times 8 MIN, 55 SEC

Journalist Matthew Keys has been sentenced to two years in prison, after being convicted last year of giving hackers administrative login information for the L.A. Times. But is the law he broke out of date? We discuss that story and other tech and web news in our regular Thursday roundup.

Guests:
Xeni Jardin, BoingBoing.net (@xeni)

Fighting a Troll 8 MIN, 18 SEC

Bloomberg journalist Dune Lawrence covers the nitty gritty financial details of Chinese business dealings here in the U.S. While writing about a company called AgFeed in 2013, Lawrence became the target of an all-out online trolling campaign by a guy named Benjamin Wey. Lawrence mentioned Wey’s name in the AgFeed story because he had worked with the company as a consultant at some point. Her story never implicated Wey in any wrongdoing, yet it was enough for him to kick off a two-year trolling spree in which Wey claimed on his website that Lawrence was racist, that she had been kicked out of China for being a bad reporter and that she was deeply addicted to Kentucky Fried Chicken. Lawrence recently wrote about her two-year odyssey of trying to get Wey’s online attacks taken down.

Guests:
Dune Lawrence, Reporter for Bloomberg News and Businessweek (@DuneLawrence)

DJing in a Digital World 5 MIN

The website Soundcloud recently announced that it’s starting its own music subscription service, joining a field already crowded with sites like Spotify, Pandora, and Apple. But Soundcloud has something none of the other music streaming services have: millions of recordings and remixes and DJ sets posted by its users. In the digital world, anyone who makes music can share it online. How do DJs they deal with the mountain of new music constantly being uploaded and shared? 

Guests:
Anthony Valadez, Host of 'Anthony Valadez' (@anthonyvaladez)

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