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Today, a county watchdog group released a scathing report on L.A.’s plans to accommodate homeless people during this week’s rainstorms. We hear from some of the people on the streets struggling to stay dry.

Then Madeleine speaks to a celebrity photographer who has turned his lens on L.A.’s homeless.

Next, a roundup of highlights from the Consumer Electronics Show.

Turning to national politics, Hillary Clinton is going after the millennial female vote. But is she falling short?

And finally, we get some tips on handling rain from a couple of Seattleites.

Banner Image: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti committed at least $100 million to help house the homeless; Credit: LA Mayoral office

Producers:
Matt Holzman
Anna Scott
Jolie Myers
Christian Bordal
Laura Swisher

L.A.'s Homeless Struggle With El Niño Storms 7 MIN, 48 SEC

The homeless of Los Angeles are dealing with the second day of intense El Niño storms. Today, the storm is expected to dump up to 3 inches of rain on the city, and emergency officials are warning of flood danger. Also today, a county watchdog group released a report saying that plans to accommodate homeless people during this week’s storms have been “unconscionable and grossly inadequate.” City and county officials say they’ve made room in emergency shelters for up to 6,000 people. We get a ground-level look at their plight.

Guests:
Saul Gonzalez, KCRW producer (@SaulKCRW)

Celebrity Photographer Turns His Lens on L.A.'s Homeless 13 MIN, 17 SEC

Martin Schoeller is a photographer best known for his celebrity portraits. His signature portraits are extreme closeups. He calls them hyper-detailed, and they reveal every hair and pore. He’s taken lots of celebrities such as Bill Clinton, Angelina Jolie and Robert DeNiro, and his work appears in glossy magazines including Vogue, Time and The New Yorker. His latest project, however, is different. He has been photographing homeless people in Los Angeles and posting the images to Instagram.

Guests:
Martin Schoeller, The New Yorker

The CES Lowdown 8 MIN, 43 SEC

The Consumer Electronics Show, known as CES, began today in Las Vegas. For the rest of the week, techies from around the world will attempt to navigate more than 2 million square feet of the latest gadgets, and all the hype about them. Madeleine gets the highlights.

Guests:
Joe Brown, Wired (@joemfbrown)

Hillary and Millennials 13 MIN, 21 SEC

The New York Times published an interview today with Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the head of the Democratic National Committee. She is asked if there’s a generational divide in women’s support for Hillary Clinton. She answers: “Here’s what I see: a complacency among the generation of young women whose entire lives have been lived after Roe v. Wade was decided.” Not surprisingly, many young women didn’t react well to being called complacent. What are they saying?

Guests:
Ana Marie Cox, New York Times Magazine (@anamariecox)
Abbey Chapman, UCLA Bruin Democrats (@Abbey_Chapman)

Rain Lessons for L.A. 5 MIN, 48 SEC

Let’s be honest here: The rain is freaking us out. It’s coming down in sheets sometimes; we don’t know how to drive in it; we don’t know what to wear or where we put our umbrellas. Do we even have working umbrellas? We get some tips on how to deal from two Seattleites who know wet weather.

Guests:
Luke Burbank, Too Beautiful to Live (@LukeBurbank)
Andrew Walsh, Too Beautiful to Live (@Andrew_Walsh)

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