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Homeless encampments in L.A. have spread far beyond Skid Row; some neighborhoods are struggling to manage big homeless populations they’ve never seen before. Sawtelle is not a place where you would’ve seen a lot of homeless people a few years ago. But Press Play producer Anna Scott recently went inside a huge encampment there.

And it’s been a year since Proposition 47 passed. That’s the measure that reduced some drug and property crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. Some critics are blaming it for an increase in crime. They also say it reduces the incentive for drug users to enter court-ordered rehab.

Then, Spotlight is the name of the Boston Globe’s team of investigative journalists. It’s also the name of a new movie that opens today, based on the Spotlight team’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work in 2002 which exposed sexual abuse by Boston Catholic priests.

Finally: BOND. The newest installment of the franchise is out today, and the New York Times says: "There’s nothing surprising in Spectre." Does there need to be? Like its protagonist, the Bond series may be unkillable.

Banner Image: A homeless encampment in Sawtelle; Credit: Anne Scott

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

Sawtelle Homeless Encampment 10 MIN, 19 SEC

Homeless encampments in L.A. have spread far beyond Skid Row. The number of people living on the streets has gone up 12 percent since 2013. And now, some neighborhoods are struggling to manage big homeless populations they’ve never seen before. Sawtelle is not a place where you would’ve seen a lot of homeless people a few years ago. But Press Play producer Anna Scott recently went inside a huge encampment there.


A homeless encampment in Sawtelle
Credit: Anna Scott

Guests:
Anna Scott, Producer, 'Press Play' (@AnnaKCRW)

A Year of Prop 47 11 MIN, 42 SEC

It’s been a year since Proposition 47 passed. That’s the measure that reduced some drug and property crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. Some critics are blaming it for an increase in crime. They also say it reduces the incentive for drug users to enter court-ordered rehab.

Guests:
Michael Brennan, USC
Jim McDonnell, Los Angeles County Sheriff (@LACoSheriff)

'Spotlight' Opens 15 MIN, 41 SEC

“Spotlight” is the name of the Boston Globe’s team of investigative journalists. It’s also the name of a new movie that opens today, based on the Spotlight team’s Pulitzer Prize-winning work in 2002, which exposed sexual abuse by Boston Catholic priests.

Guests:
Walter "Robby" Robinson, Boston Globe
Michael Rezendes, Boston Globe (@RezGlobe)

Film Roundup: James Bond Returns 13 MIN, 42 SEC

BOND. The newest installment of the franchise is out today, and the New York Times says: “There’s nothing surprising in Spectre.” Does there need to be? Like its protagonist, the Bond series may be unkillable.

Guests:
Kyle Buchanan, Editor (@kylebuchanan)
Matt Atchity, Rotten Tomatoes (@Matchity)

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