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Photo of Go! Evacuation Guide courtesy of Cal Fire

'It hurts to breathe:' Scenes from Ojai as fires rage on 6 MIN, 24 SEC

For the third day fires are ravaging Southern California, and there’s not much relief in sight. The worst is in Ventura County, where the Thomas Fire has burned around 100,000 acres. It’s spread north to Ojai, where most schools are closed, and evacuation orders are in place.

Guests:
John Sepulvado, KQED's 'The California Report' (@JohnLGC)

What you need in your bag before you evacuate 5 MIN, 3 SEC

Forecasters are predicting more gusty winds and dry weather through Saturday. That means the fires burning around Southern California could continue to spread. Cal Fire explains what should be in your bag so you’re ready to go.

Guests:
Jaime Williams, public information officer for Cal Fire

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PREPARE FOR WILDFIRE
ASSEMBLE AN EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT

Sen. Al Franken resigns after sexual harassment accusations 11 MIN, 5 SEC

Democratic Senator Al Franken has been accused of groping and kissing women without their consent. He has apologized for some of his actions and denied others. In a speech Thursday, Franken said he’s confident that the Senate Ethics Committee would have cleared him. But having lost the support of his colleagues, he is stepping down.

Guests:
Dahlia Lithwick, Slate (@dahlialithwick)

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The Uneven Playing Field

Women commercial directors fight 'Mad Men' culture 14 MIN, 5 SEC

In the post-Harvey Weinstein world, there’s been less talk about misogyny in the advertising industry than in the worlds of film and television. However, some women are organizing to change how female commercial directors are treated.

Guests:
Ramaa Mosley, commercial, music video, and film director (@RamaaMosley)
Emma Reeves, executive director of Free the Bid

How The Nutcracker became an American tradition 12 MIN, 2 SEC

It’s Nutcracker season! There are at least a dozen productions of The Nutcracker in and around Los Angeles this month. It might be the most popular ballet in the world. But when it premiered in St. Petersburg, Russia more than a century ago, critics hated it. So how did The Nutcracker become so famous? Where can you see it in Los Angeles this year?

A rehearsal/fitting from the new "George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker"
by Miami City Ballet. 
Costumes designed by Isabel Toledo.
(Photos by 
Alexander Iziliaev, courtesy of the Music Center)

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

More:
Where can you see The Nutcracker in LA this year?

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