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We start with Ferguson, Missouri: what’s happening with protests there, and what happened in the grand jury investigation over the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown? Then, we speak to the writer of a recent Rolling Stone article detailing a gang rape that allegedly took place at the University of Virginia two years ago, and the massive reaction to the story. Next, actress Anjelica Huston discusses her new autobiography, “Watch Me.” And finally, chain restaurants, vending machines, and movie theaters will soon be required to post calorie counts for all their menu items.

Banner Image: Demonstrators march through the streets following the grand jury decision in the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown, in Seattle, Washington November 24, 2014. The case has highlighted long-standing racial tensions not just in predominantly black Ferguson, Missouri but across the United States. 

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

Ferguson Reacts to Grand Jury Decision 8 MIN, 26 SEC

Sixty-one people were arrested and at least a dozen buildings were burned in Ferguson last night after a grand jury decided that police officer Darren Wilson should not be prosecuted for shooting and killing 18-year-old Michael Brown. And the protests extended to cities across the country, including here in L.A. We take a look at the latest from the ground.

Guests:
Chris King, filmmaker

The Legal Case in Ferguson: What Happened? 6 MIN, 48 SEC

How did the Michael Brown case end up before a grand jury investigation? How do grand jury proceedings differ from regular trials? What kind of evidence was presented? We look at these questions and other legal aspects of the shooting.

Guests:
Laurie Levenson, Loyola Law School (@LoyolaLawSchool)

UVA Embroiled in Sexual Assault Controversy 8 MIN, 24 SEC

The University of Virginia’s Board of Governors is holding a special meeting today to discuss the school’s handling of sexual assault cases. The meeting comes six days after Rolling Stone magazine published an article detailing an alleged gang rape at a UVA frat house two years ago. The article also describes a long-standing culture of indifference toward sexual assault victims. We look at the outrage the story has provoked, and what might come of it.

Guests:
Sabrina Rubin Erdely, contributing editor at Rolling Stone (@sabrinarerdely)

More:
A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA

Anjelica Huston 14 MIN, 20 SEC

Actress Anjelica Huston has played many iconic Hollywood characters: Morticia Addams in “The Addams Family,” Etheline Tenenbaum in “The Royal Tenenbaums,” Maerose Prizzi in “Prizzi’s Honor,” which earned her an Oscar. But for her latest project, Anjelica Huston is starring as herself. We talk to her about her new autobiography, “Watch Me,” which covers her years in Hollywood.

Guests:
Anjelica Huston, actress

More:
Watch Me by Anjelica Huston (a memoir)

New Menu Item: Calorie Counts 8 MIN, 5 SEC

If you’ve ever wondered how many calories are in that tub of buttered popcorn at the movies, it looks like you’re about to find out -- whether you want to or not. This morning, the FDA announced new rules that will require movie theaters to post calorie counts, along with chain restaurants, vending machines, and amusement parks. We look at how the Affordable Care Act paved the way for more food labeling, and the intense lobbying to control who’s affected.

Guests:
Stephanie Strom, New York Times (@ssstrom)

More:
F.D.A. to Require Calorie Count, Even for Popcorn at the Movies

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