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There doesn’t seem to be a day without news of horrible violence somewhere in the world. We talk to a psychologist about the best ways to process the latest horrific event. When it comes to ISIS, reports indicate that the group is losing ground, but analysts say that may be the reason for the group’s latest attacks. LA author and teacher Carolyn See, sometimes called the Grande Dame of Southern California literature, died in Santa Monica. We look at her life and work. In our weekly film segment, “Ghostbusters”; a Bryan Cranston thriller, “Infiltrator”; and Woody Allen’s latest, “Cafe Society.” Finally, only three weeks until the opening ceremonies in Rio. We look at some of the latest athletes added to the U.S. track and field, swim, and gymnastics teams.

Image: People gather near flowers and candles left in tribute to victims the day after a truck ran into a crowd at high speed killing scores and injuring more on the Promenade des Anglais who were celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday, in Nice, France, July 15, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Producers:
Matt Holzman
Anna Scott
Jolie Myers
Christian Bordal
Sarah Sweeney

How to Cope with Terrible News 9 MIN, 22 SEC

There doesn’t seem to be a day without news of horrible violence somewhere in the world. This latest attack in Nice has happened after a seemingly never-ending stream of news stories about tragic killings. Dallas. Police Shootings. The nightclub massacre in Florida. So how do we process another horrific event like this?

Guests:
Roxane Cohen Silver, UC Irvine

The Fight Against ISIS 8 MIN, 10 SEC

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack in Nice. But ISIS has committed or inspired similar attacks in recent months. But reports indicate that the battle against ISIS has the group losing ground. It may even be preparing for a time when it no longer controls any territory when it no longer has a caliphate. Is that making the group more dangerous?

Guests:
Will McCants, Brookings Institution (@will_mccants)

Remembering Author Carolyn See 9 MIN

The Los Angeles author and teacher Carolyn See died Wednesday in Santa Monica. She was 82. Sometimes called the Grande Dame of Southern California literature, See was known for darkly comic novels of life in Southern California like “Golden Days.”

Guests:
David Ulin, journalist and author (@davidulin)

Movies: 'Ghostbusters' and More 13 MIN, 34 SEC

One word: “Ghostbusters!” Yes, it’s finally here. In our weekly look at the latest movie releases, our critics talk about the all-female reboot. Also this week, Bryan Cranston returns to the world of drugs in the thriller “Infiltrator”; and Woody Allen’s latest, “Cafe Society,” starring Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg.

Guests:
Kyle Buchanan, Editor (@kylebuchanan)
Alicia Malone, Malone’s Movie Minute (@aliciamalone)

U.S. Olympic Trials 7 MIN, 50 SEC

The opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics is exactly three weeks away. And despite everything we’ve been hearing about shoddy construction and incomplete venues, street crime, strikes, pollution, the Zika virus, athletes are getting ready and the show will go on. In recent weeks American swimmers, gymnasts, and track and field athletes have been competing in Olympic trials for a coveted spot on the U.S. team.

Guests:
Alan Abrahamson, 3 Wire Sports (@alanabrahamson)

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