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The LA Police Commission is revising how it reviews officer-involved shootings. Plus, we look at how police deal with drivers who may be driving while high on marijuana (It’s not as simple as handling drunk drivers). We also meet the subjects of a fascinating documentary about a neo-Nazi who beats a gay kid nearly to death, only to become friends later in life. We also find out how a dispute over pretzels could reveal some of Trader Joe’s best-kept secrets.

Photo: Beretta 8045 LAPD pistol

Producers:
Andrew Walsh
Christian Bordal
Matt Holzman
Jolie Myers
Anna Scott

Changes to Police Shooting Investigations 8 MIN, 4 SEC

The LA Police Commission is revising how it reviews officer-involved shootings. They might start considering the circumstances leading up to the shootings more, instead of just the shootings themselves. That could place the onus on the cops in more cases.

Guests:
Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times (@joelrubin)

Driving While High 8 MIN, 4 SEC

New research is inconclusive about how marijuana use affects driving. As pot becomes decriminalized across the country, how does law enforcement determine if a person is driving under the influence?

Guests:
Laura Gerdes, LAPD
Maggie Koerth-Baker, Boing Boing (@maggiekb1)

Jimmy Fallon, Zombies and Olympic Tears 9 MIN, 19 SEC

Jimmy Fallon stepped on stage last night and took over the reigns of the Tonight Show. We talk about the tone he’s striking in his new timeslot. Plus, we discuss the huge boom in apocalyptic TV shows and whether Olympic broadcasters are trying harder than ever to elicit tears from the athletes.

Guests:
Michael Schneider, TV Guide magazine (@Franklinavenue)

Facing Fear 14 MIN, 34 SEC

The Oscar-nominated documentary Facing Fear tells the story of a former neo-Nazi and the gay teen he nearly beat to death. Years later, they join us together in the studio to talk about about how they eventually became friends.

Guests:
Jason Cohen, director, 'Facing Fear'
Matthew Boger, subject, 'Facing Fear' documentary
Tim Zaal, subject, 'Facing Fear' documentary

How A Pretzel Might Disclose Trader Joe's Secrets 8 MIN, 19 SEC

The squabble over who will make Trader Joe’s popular peanut butter pretzels provides a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the surprisingly secretive - and very popular - grocery store.

Guests:
Alfred Lee, Los Angeles Business Journal

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