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Southern California still has more manufacturing jobs that almost any place in country. The biggest industries are tourism and entertainment, but the region is significant when it comes to making stuff like transportation equipment and apparel. Also, there are 92 Californians who are on the new Forbes 400 list. This is the magazine’s annual list of the richest Americans who make a minimum of $1.7 billion. Then, you might’ve noticed some eye-catching new billboards around town this week. They show silhouettes of people with these words written over them: “Tinder, Chlamydia, Grindr, Gonorrhea.” Tinder is demanding that the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which created the billboards, take them down. Grindr cut business ties with the nonprofit. But the Healthcare Foundation says research is on its side in showing a link between so-called hookup apps and STDs. Finally, bike sharing is coming to Los Angeles. How will this work? If it does, there will be even more cyclists on the road. Will this mean more antagonism between bikers and drivers?  

Producers:
Matt Holzman
Anna Scott
Jolie Myers
Christian Bordal
Ryan Kailath

Making L.A.: Manufacturing 14 MIN, 12 SEC

Southern California still has more manufacturing jobs that almost any place in country. The biggest industries are tourism and entertainment, but the region is significant when it comes to making stuff like transportation equipment and apparel. Today in our series “Making LA,” we look at the state of making things in Southern California.

Guests:
Jerry Nickelsburg, UCLA Anderson Forecast
Kellie Johnson, President of ACE Clearwater in Torrance.
Daniel Perkins, Founder and president of Couch Guitar Straps in Long Beach.

California Billionaires on Forbes 400 8 MIN, 2 SEC

Our economy has been mostly a boom for the 92 Californians who are on the Forbes 400 list, which was released today. This is the magazine’s annual list of the richest Americans. And 53 of those 92 filthy rich Californians are in the Bay Area. The minimum you need to have to get on the list is $1.7 billion.

Guests:
Kerry Dolan, Assistant managing editor at Forbes (@KerryDolan)

Are Dating Apps Causing STDs to Spread? 8 MIN, 23 SEC

There are some eye-catching new billboards around town this week. They show silhouettes of people with these words written over them: “Tinder, Chlamydia, Grindr, Gonorrhea.” The makers of the dating apps Tinder and Grindr are not happy. Tinder is demanding that the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, which created the billboards, take them down. Grindr cut business ties with the nonprofit. But the Healthcare Foundation says research is on its side in showing a link between so-called hookup apps and STDs.

Guests:
Jeffrey Klausner, UCLA epidemiologist

More:
Tinder demands removal of L.A. billboard that tells dating app users to get STD test

Bike Sharing is Coming to Los Angeles 9 MIN, 51 SEC

In Santa Monica, bike sharing already up and running, and bike sharing programs have been green-lighted in Beverly Hills, Long Beach, West Hollywood and downtown L.A. But in classic L.A. fashion, different cities will have different systems. With different operators, different pay structures, and different bicycles. So can bike sharing really create reduce our dependence on the car? If bike sharing works, there will be even more cyclists on the road, which could mean more antagonism between bikers and drivers. One of the big pet peeves for drivers is when cyclists ride through stop signs. In San Francisco, a majority of the county supervisors now support what’s called the “Idaho Stop.”

Guests:
Joe Linton, Streetsblog Los Angeles (@JoeLinton)
Lindsey Horvath, Mayor of West Hollywood (@LindseyPHorvath)

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