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The Trump administration plans to open up the California coast to oil drilling. But practically, is that possible? There’s huge opposition to that in the state. And the economics might not be worth it.
President Trump headed off to Camp David for the weekend, where he’ll meet with Republican leaders to chart their agenda. But amid revelations in a tell-all book that Trump’s aides think he isn’t capable of being president, how will Republicans deal with him going forward? Has something shifted?
Production still from "Stranger Things" season 2
Netflix has a certified hit with its ‘80s tinged horror/comedy/sci-fi series “Stranger Things.” The show is up for two Golden Globes this Sunday: Best TV drama and best supporting actor. The executive producer talks about the nominations, and how he had to school his young stars on the 1980s, such as why there was a band called Scritti Politti.
Production stills from "Stranger Things" season 2
Behind-the-scenes of "Stranger Things," with executive producer Shawn Levy
All images courtesy of Netflix
Our critics review “Blame,” about a drama teacher who strikes up a relationship with a student; “The Strange Ones,” a mystery about a young boy traveling with an older man; “In Between,” focusing on three young Arab-Israeli women living together in Tel Aviv; and the fourth “Insidious” franchise.
We talk about the Los Angeles sports team that’s winning the hearts of fans: the Rams. They’re in a playoff game tomorrow -- a reversal of last year’s misfortunes. They’ll be playing against the Atlanta Falcons at the Coliseum.
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A story of abuse and neglect raises questions about homeschooling The house in the Inland Empire where 13 kids and adults were being imprisoned and abused was licensed as a home school. Almost anyone can operate a home school in California. We look at why these schools are so loosely regulated.
Remembering radio legend Joe Frank Radio great Joe Frank has died. He had a long radio career, including decades at KCRW. Frank’s storytelling influenced many young radio journalists, who had never heard anything quite like him before. This includes ‘This American Life’ host, Ira Glass, who shares what it was like to be a young production assistant for Frank.
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