Photo: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions joins White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer for the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 27, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters)
FROM THIS EPISODE
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced sanctions for sanctuary cities today. We find out what that means for Los Angeles, which the mayor says isn’t a sanctuary city, but a city of sanctuary.
The Trump administration has already started undoing fuel efficiency standards for cars. But California is pushing back. The Air Resources Board has voted to create tougher emissions requirements for automakers, and require them to sell more zero-emission vehicles. California’s other major polluter -- oil refineries -- may also be required to install clean air technology in every facility.
In the last year and a half, Canada has admitted more than 40,000 Syrian refugees. But that has also stirred up the far right -- especially in Quebec. Now, some far right views are seeping into the mainstream.
In East LA, young women of color have formed a cycling group called Ovarian Psycos. Many of them are trying to recover from trauma and abuse. The collective has become a safe space for them to support each other. But they’ve been criticized for being too aggressive and even violent. They’re the subject of a new documentary called “Ovarian Psycos,” airing on PBS on March 27th.
The Ovarian Psycos in East LA (Photo by Michael Rains)
NFL team owners gave approval today for the Oakland Raiders to move to Vegas. It was a landslide – 31 out of 32 owners voted in favor of the move. What will it mean for the team?
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Does copyright law cover graffiti? Clothing company H&M did a fashion shoot in Brooklyn featuring models standing against a gray wall painted with black waving lines. The graffiti was the work of an LA-based street artist, who wanted compensation. H&M responded by filing a lawsuit against him, then dropped it a few days later.
Taylor Mac takes on U.S. history in 246 songs, two dozen costume changes Taylor Mac will perform his “24-Decade History of Popular Music” starting Thursday in LA. It’s divided into four shows on four separate nights. It’s about this history of oppression and activism in the U.S. -- from 1776 to present day.
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