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This week, dozens of reporters, columnists and editors at the paper accepted buyouts. What does this latest gutting mean for the future of the Times? And for journalism in L.A.?

Next, in 2003, the store manager of a Dollar General was accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy on a Choctaw Reservation in Mississippi. The Choctaw filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Dollar General, and Dollar General has challenged their right to do that. Now the Supreme Court will take up the matter.

And the federal government is not only involved in criminal matters on Native American lands — it also runs schools. And these schools are among the worst in the nation. Education Secretary Arne Duncan called them “the epitome of broken” and “utterly bankrupt."

Finally, a hundred years ago there were almost 5,000 Vaudeville theaters around the country. But then came radio, and TV, comedy clubs and touring stand-up comedians.

Banner Image: An abandoned Los Angeles Times vending machine in Covina, California. By Johndhackensacker3d

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

L.A. Times Buyouts 9 MIN, 47 SEC

This week, dozens of reporters, columnists and editors at the paper accepted buyouts. They will be leaving in the coming weeks and months. The list includes many who have worked at the paper for decades. What does this latest gutting mean for the future of the Times? And for journalism in L.A.?

Guests:
Jim Rainey, Variety (@RaineyTime)

Dollar General vs. Choctaw Nation 8 MIN, 18 SEC

In 2003, the store manager of a Dollar General was accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy on a Choctaw Reservation in Mississippi. The Choctaw filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Dollar General, and Dollar General has challenged their right to do that. Now the Supreme Court will take up the matter.

Guests:
Suzette Brewer, Indian Country Today (@suzette_brewer)

More:
The Trouble With Dollar General: SCOTUS Takes on Tribal Jurisdiction in Sexual Assault Case

Native American Schools 7 MIN, 47 SEC

The federal government is not only involved in criminal matters on Native American lands — it also runs schools. And these schools are among the worst in the nation. Education Secretary Arne Duncan called them “the epitome of broken” and “utterly bankrupt."

Guests:
Maggie Severns, Politico (@MaggieSeverns)

More:
How Washington created some of the worst schools in America

The Comedians 23 MIN, 13 SEC

A hundred years ago there were almost 5,000 Vaudeville theaters around the country. But then came radio, and TV, comedy clubs and touring stand-up comedians.

Guests:
Kliph Nesteroff, Author (@ClassicShowbiz)

The Comedians

Kliph Nesteroff

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