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A following has coalesced around presidential hopeful Donald Trump. His supporters have embraced his attacks on political correctness, his inflammatory rhetoric about illegal immigration, and above all, his undeniable Trump-ness. Who are they?

And David Beckham may be gone but the LA Galaxy is still going strong. The soccer team has won the M.L.S. Cup five times - more than any other team in the league, and is favored to win the title again this year.

Then, a look at L.A.’s massive school system in today’s installment of our Making L.A. series. There are more than 900 schools in the L.A. Unified School District and more than 600,000 students. Los Angeles also has more charter schools than any district in the country. Some say charter schools are bad for public education, others say they offer a much-needed alternative. Either way, there’s no doubt charters have changed public education here in L.A.

Finally, South Africa has the largest consumer of house music per capita. How did this come to be, and who are the main players in the South African house scene?

Banner Image: Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference 2015; Credit: James Cullum/Talk Radio News Service

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

Who Are Donald Trump's Supporters? 13 MIN, 21 SEC

Whatever you may think about Donald Trump - that he’s a genuine truth teller or a just political opportunist - this has definitely been his summer. He leads all other Republican candidates in the polls. And a following has coalesced around him. His supporters have embraced his attacks on political correctness, his inflammatory rhetoric about illegal immigration, and above all, his undeniable Trump-ness.

Guests:
Evan Osnos, New Yorker magazine (@eosnos)

More:
The Fearful and the Frustrated

L.A. Galaxy Keeps Shining 7 MIN, 53 SEC

David Beckham may be gone but the LA Galaxy is just as hot. The soccer team has won the M.L.S. Cup five times - more than any other team in the league, and it’s favored to win the title again this year.

Guests:
George Quraishi, Howler Magazine (@quraishi)

Making L.A.: Education 13 MIN, 31 SEC

“Sprawling” might be the word most used to describe Los Angeles. The city has a school system to match. There are more than 900 schools in the L.A. Unified School District and more than 600,000 students. Los Angeles also has more charter schools than any district in the country. Some say that’s bad news—that it’s a threat to the public school system in the long run. Others say they offer a much-needed alternative. Either way, there’s no doubt charters have changed public education here in L.A. On today’s installment of our Making L.A. series: Education.


Photo: Clotee Allochuku

Guests:
Steve Barr, Future Is Now Schools (@SteveBarrLA)
Joshua Pechthalt, California Federation of Teachers (@CFTUnion)

South Africa's House Music Explosion 9 MIN, 22 SEC

Any guess which country is the world’s largest consumer of house music? Per capita, it’s South Africa, where house music regularly outsells American pop giants like Katy Perry and Taylor Swift. How did this come to be, and who are the main players in the South African house scene?

Guests:
Aaron Byrd, KCRW DJ (@itsabyrd)

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