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DNC Day 3 has its share of heavy hitters giving speeches, but the focus has shifted to the possibility that Russia was behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee’s email servers. Donald Trump even went so far to say that Russia should try to find his rival Hillary Clinton’s missing State Department emails.

Here in LA County, the Board of Supervisors has scrapped a measure to tax pot for homeless services. Sheila Kuehl, the Supervisor who proposed the measure, is even in favor of scrapping it too.

A new animated adaptation of the classic French children’s book The Little Prince, comes out in early August, we’ll talk about it with the director.

And artist Jeff Koons, known for his colorful balloon sculptures, is having his bubble burst by a labor dispute among his assistants.

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

Russian Hackers and the DNC 8 MIN, 29 SEC

American Intelligence agencies claim they have a “high confidence” that Russian hackers were involved in the hacking of DNC servers, which lead to the release of private emails by Wikileaks. Meanwhile, Donald Trump is deflecting allegations that he’s too cozy with Russia, but also called for Russia to find Hillary Clinton’s missing State Department emails.

Guests:
Eric Schmitt, New York Times (@ericschmittNYT)

Political Fallout of Hacked Emails 8 MIN, 50 SEC

Day 3 of the DNC comes with no share of political intrigue. Will the alleged Russia angle to the DNC email hack have an impact on the Democratic convention and the race in general? Will Trump’s defense of his relationship with Russia give Hillary Clinton’s campaign attack fodder.

Guests:
Ron Brownstein, Atlantic Media / National Journal Group (@RonBrownstein)

Taxing Pot for Homeless Services 8 MIN, 7 SEC

The LA County Board of Supervisors voted yesterday to scrap a measure that would have taxed pot sales to raise money to help deal with LA’s intractable homeless problem. The measure was initially proposed by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. But yesterday she changed her mind and voted against it.

Guests:
Sheila Kuehl, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (@SheilaKuehl)

The Little Prince 14 MIN, 42 SEC

A new animated adaption of the classic 1943 French children’s book The Little Prince, comes out in early August in theaters and on Netflix. The film stars Jeff Bridges, Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Paul Rudd, Benicio del Toro, and a long list of other well-known actors.

Guests:
Mark Osborne, The Little Prince (@happyproduct)

Artist Jeff Koons's Workers 8 MIN, 26 SEC

Artist Jeff Koons is famous for his exuberant and colorful balloon animal sculptures. But all that joy and whimsy has been popped by a reported labor dispute, which has put the artist at odds with the people who forge, assemble and paint his sculptures.

Guests:
Carolina Miranda, Los Angeles Times (@cmonstah)

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