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Today the Obama administration announced new housing rules: cities and towns all over the country will have to take new measures to mix rich and poor neighborhoods. L.A.’s own history of segregation continues to influence where Angelenos live, and their economic and educational opportunities. Then, we unpack the mystery behind a century-old house hidden in the middle of an oil field in Baldwin Hills. Few people know it’s there, and even fewer know its history. Next, the rate of heroin use among women doubled over a decade, according to a new study published this week. It has also more than doubled among whites, and it grew 60% among middle-class households. What’s next in the nation’s heroin epidemic? Finally, Comic Con starts tomorrow. Thousands of fans will be flocking to San Diego, not to mention studios and TV networks. We’ll get a preview of what’s buzz-worthy.

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

New Housing Rules Nationwide 7 MIN, 9 SEC
Lyndon Johnson signed the Fair Housing Act into law in 1968. It was designed to integrate neighborhoods and eliminate housing discrimination, both overt and unintentional. Nearly 50 years later, we still live in deeply segregated communities. So today, the Obama administration announced new housing rules: cities and towns all over the country will have to take new measures to mix rich and poor neighborhoods.

Guests:
Tim Devaney, The Hill (@timdevaney)

Housing Opportunity in L.A. 9 MIN, 16 SEC

Like many big metro areas, Los Angeles has a history of white neighborhoods working hard to keep other colors out. That history continues to influence where Angelenos live, and their economic and educational opportunities.

Guests:
Fernando Guerra, Loyola Marymount University (@LMU_CSLA)

L.A.’s Mysterious House on a Hill 10 MIN, 7 SEC

There’s a century-old house hidden in the middle of an oil field in Baldwin Hills. Few people know it’s there, and even fewer know its history. Today, we unpack the mystery, courtesy of Press Play producer Anna Scott.

More:
Old Los Angeles and Environs

Heroin Epidemic and the Impact of Medical Marijuana 12 MIN, 50 SEC

The country is in the midst of an epidemic. Not measles or the flu, but heroin addiction. The rate of heroin use among women doubled over a decade, according to a new study published this week. It has also more than doubled among whites, and it grew 60% among middle-class households. What’s next in the heroin epidemic?

Guests:
Colleen Barry, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Sam Quinones, journalist and independent producer (@samquinones7)

Comic-Con Preview 7 MIN, 30 SEC

Comic-Con starts tomorrow - thousands of fans will be flocking to San Diego, not to mention studios and TV networks. This year, Marvel Studios is skipping the massive entertainment convention. But with famous franchises like Star Wars and DC comics releasing their newest films and TV shows, Comic-Con remains an important destination for Hollywood. 

Guests:
Germain Lussier, io9.com (@germainlussier)

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