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Photo: A performer takes part in an event titled "Science in the Square" which is used to highlight science and in particular, climate change in Times Square in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S. May 31, 2017. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Trump Jr. and Russia: Collusion or incompetence? 13 MIN, 14 SEC

In an email from last year, which Donald Trump Jr. released today, he wrote “I love it” to news that Russians had damaging information on Hillary Clinton. We get reaction from Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff about whether this is the collusion smoking gun. Schiff is the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.

Guests:
Adam Schiff, US Congress (D-CA); U.S. Democratic Representative (@RepAdamSchiff)

More:
Schiff: House Intelligence Committee ‘Will Want to Question’ Trump Jr.

'It's worse than you think:' PR strategies around climate change 8 MIN, 54 SEC

A New York Magazine story envisions a future of broiling and drowned cities if nothing is done on climate change. But some climate scientists say it’s “disaster porn” and counter-productive. We talk about the best way to convince people to take climate change seriously.

Guests:
Daniel Aldana Cohen, University of Pennsylvania (@aldatweets)

More:
The Uninhabitable Earth
Scientist Michael Mann on ‘Low-Probability But Catastrophic’ Climate Scenarios

Scientists find humans' sense of smell is far stronger than we think 8 MIN, 39 SEC

There are several explanations for why humans allegedly have a poor sense of smell. As humans began walking upright, smell became less important than sight. It’s been thought that since humans are logical creatures, we don’t need to rely on smell to direct our behavior and that our sight is more powerful than our smell. It turns out that those explanations are wrong.

Guests:
John McGann, Rutgers University (@McGannLab)

More:
The Myth That Humans Have Poor Smell Is Nonscents

Breaking the Grim Sleeper serial killer case in South LA 12 MIN

In January 2006, Christine Pelisek was chatting up a source -- the LA Coroner -- to check on murders over the weekend. He mentioned there had been a large number of body dumping cases in recent years. She eventually got his list of cases, and broke the story of a serial killer in South Central LA. Pelisek chronicles how she got the story.

Guests:
Christine Pelisek, People magazine (@chrispelisek)

East Coast chefs are trying to colonize LA, but will we stand for it? 7 MIN, 11 SEC

As LA’s restaurant scene continues to boom, East Coast chefs want in on the game. While some new arrivals embrace the West Coast’s laid back vibe, others don’t. We have a conversation about the new chefs in town, and what an east coast invasion could mean for LA food.

Guests:
Josh Scherer, Los Angeles Magazine (@CulinaryBroDown)

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