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A federal court has struck down LA’s law that bans people from living in their cars. But will the law just get rewritten? Plus, we look at ways cities around the world are creating “defensive architecture” to keep homeless people for hanging out on the streets. We also hear from family members of mass shooting victims and how they deal with their grief before it swallows them whole. And we talk Frankie Valli and N.W.A. in our weekly film roundup. 

Photo Credit: Matthew Woitunski

Producers:
Andrew Walsh
Christian Bordal
Matt Holzman
Jolie Myers
Anna Scott

Sleeping in Cars 8 MIN, 31 SEC

A federal court has struck down LA’s law that bans people from living in their cars. But will the law just get rewritten? We take a look at the homeless population that’s living in their cars and what lawmakers are likely to do now. 

Guests:
Gale Holland, Los Angeles Times (@geholland)

Defensive Architecture 7 MIN, 13 SEC

Cities around the world are employing spikes, bumps, uncomfortable benches and other tactics to keep homeless people from sleeping or lying down in public. We take a look at the controversial techniques and if they’re working.

Guests:
Lorraine Gamman, professor of design (@https://twitter.com/lorrainegamman)

N.W.A. and Frankie Valli On the Big Screen 9 MIN, 41 SEC

The Clint Eastwood has turned the broadway hit Jersey Boys into a film, and it hits the big screen this weekend. We talk about that, and we get a sneak peak at the new N.W.A. biopic.

Guests:
Amirose Eisenbach, AMC Movie News (@Amirose)
Mark Ellis, Schmoes Know (@https://twitter.com/SchmoesKnow)

Losing Loved Ones To Mass Shootings 10 MIN, 55 SEC

It’s been nearly a month since a gunman killed six UC Santa Barbara students in Isla Vista. It happened just over a year since three people were shot and killed right here at Santa Monica College. And of course there’s Newtown, Columbine, Virginia Tech and so many more. The mass shootings often last only minutes, but the families of the victims have to deal with the fallout forever. Slate senior editor Emily Bazelon recently met with a group of surviving family members who’ve lobbied for tighter gun control rules.

Guests:
Emily Bazelon, Slate.com (@EmilyBazelon)

Sawbones 10 MIN, 43 SEC

Once upon a time, people treated warts by rubbing them with a live fish, parents cut babies gums to help adult teeth come in, and doctors encouraged menstruating women to stand in a field of wheat in the rain to help the harvest. These are the types of topics discussed on the podcast “Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine.” We talk to the hosts about the dumb, bad, gross , weird and wrong ways we’ve tried to fix people over the years.  

Guests:
Sydnee McElroy, co-host of the podcast 'Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine' (@sydneemcelroy)
Justin McElroy, co-host of the podcast 'Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine' (@JustinMcElroy)

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