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Yesterday, a federal forecast predicted that the El Niño weather system is gathering strength and could bring record rainfall to California. Are we prepared?

And, federal agents have been making raids across the country this week in connection with the drug “spice.” But what is spice, exactly?

Next, Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, the former don of the Chinese Mafia, has been back in jail for the past 19 months awaiting trial on racketeering charges. Yesterday, he was charged with murder.

Then, we take a look at Crimson Peak, Bridge of Spies, and Goosebumps in our film roundup.

Finally, Condé Nast announced that they were seeking an audience of young men when they bought the online music site Pitchfork this week. But they’ve managed to make a whole lot of women angry in the bargain.

Banner Image: The Pitchfork logo displayed at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, IL; Credit: Marc Whitman

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

Preparing for El Niño 7 MIN, 25 SEC

Yesterday, a federal forecast predicted that the El Niño weather system is gathering strength and could bring record rainfall to California. If yesterday’s mudslides on the 5 Freeway in Southern California are any sign, El Niño could bring unexpected consequences. Are we prepared?

Guests:
Dana Cuff, UCLA / cityLAB (@danacuff)

A Drug Called Spice 6 MIN, 26 SEC

Federal agents have been making raids across the country this week in connection with the drug “spice.” A dozen people have been arrested here in L.A. and more than 150 were arrested across the country. But what is spice, exactly?

Guests:
Larissa Mooney, Addiction Medicine Clinic, UCLA

Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow Charged with Murder 9 MIN, 54 SEC

Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, the former don of the Chinese Mafia, has been back in jail for the past 19 months awaiting trial on racketeering charges. Yesterday, he was charged with murder.

Guests:
Elizabeth Weil, New York Times Magazine (@lizweil)

Film Roundup: 'Crimson Peak,' 'Bridge of Spies,' and 'Goosebumps' 13 MIN, 58 SEC

Now that it’s not 100 million degrees outside, the crowds might not be so bad at the movies this weekend. But there is plenty to watch if you’re so inclined. We take a look at Crimson Peak, Bridge of Spies, and Goosebumps.

Guests:
Dave White, Film Critic (@dlelandwhite)
Alonso Duralde, Film Critic (@ADuralde)

Are Music Magazines Just Men's Magazines? 7 MIN, 49 SEC

When Condé Nast announced it bought the online music magazine Pitchfork earlier this week, they were looking to capitalize on an audience of young men. But they’ve managed to make a whole lot of women angry in the bargain. As Ann Powers of NPR recently tweeted, it seems that music magazines are essentially men’s magazines.

Guests:
Erin Coulehan, freelance writer (@miss_coulehan)

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My Name Isn't Penny Lane: Revelations From A Fed-Up Female Rock Journalist

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