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Today on Press Play, we get a roundup of yesterday’s primary results and look ahead to the November elections. We also get a preview of the Stanley Cup finals that begin tonight in Los Angeles. We also talk with the director of an unusual tribute to those who lost their lives at Tiananmen Square 25 years ago today. Also, we hear how a town’s community supported agriculture program led to attempted murder. And we get a roundup of tech news from Slate’s Future Tense project.

Banner Image: Tens of thousands of people take part in a candlelight vigil at Hong Kong's Victoria Park June 4, 2014, to mark the 25th anniversary of the military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement at Beijing's Tiananmen Square in 1989. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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

Election Reaction 9 MIN, 43 SEC

Republican Neel Kashkari took the GOP nomination for governor in yesterday’s primary election. Democrat Ted Lieu and Republican Elan Carr will face off in November for Henry Waxman’s Congressional seat. We take a look at yesterday’s results and talk about the incredibly low voter turnout.

Guests:
Jessica Levinson, Loyola Law School (@LevinsonJessica)

Stanley Cup Preview 6 MIN, 37 SEC

Game one of the Stanley Cup finals takes place tonight here in Los Angeles. Tonight’s opener against the New York Rangers takes place here in L.A. at the Staples Center. We get a preview of the series.

Guests:
Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times (@helenenothelen)

The Battle Over Private Search 9 MIN, 41 SEC

Of all the news to come out of this week’s Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, one update went almost unnoticed: Apple is partnering with a small startup to make online searching more private. Is this a shot across the bow for Google? And what does it say about the future battle for user privacy? We discuss this and other tech news with journalists from Slate’s Future Tense blog.

Guests:
Ariel Bogle, Slate (@arielbogle)
Lily Hay Newman, Slate (@lilyhnewman)

Beijing Spring 13 MIN, 43 SEC

25 years ago today in Beijing, hundreds of pro-democracy demonstrators lay dead in the streets. Even today it’s hard to know how many died at Tiananmen Square, because the Chinese government has suppressed any discussion and research into the events of those weeks in 1989. Here in downtown LA, one rather unusual remembrance is underway this week. “Beijing Spring” is a musical about the bloody clash between student protesters and Chinese Communist Party hardliners.

Guests:
Tim Dang, East West Players

When CSAs Go Wrong 6 MIN, 47 SEC

Anyone who’s ever signed-up for a CSA (a Community Supported Agriculture subscription) has had to figure out what to do with all the fresh vegetables coming their way. But the members of a Groton, Massachusetts, CSA have a much different problem after their collective took their money, then went belly-up.

Guests:
Meaghan Agnew, food and travel writer (@meaghandeth)

More:
What Happens When CSAs Go Belly Up?

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