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As U.S. military strikes against extremists continue in Syria, the White House announced Los Angeles is one of three U.S. cities where the administration is starting a program to deter citizens from joining the militant group that calls itself the Islamic State. And the founder of Surfer magazine looks back on 60 years of riding California waves. 

Banner Image: U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a statement at the White House in Washington on the air strikes in Syria, prior to departing for the United Nations in New York, September 23, 2014. Obama on Tuesday vowed to continue the fight against Islamic State fighters following the first U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the militant group in Syria, and pledged to build even more international support for the effort.

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

Fighting Jihadist Recruitment in L.A. 8 MIN, 54 SEC

While the U.S. military campaign expands in the Middle East, there’s concern at home about extremists recruiting and radicalizing U.S. residents. Los Angeles is one of three cities where the administration is starting a program to deter citizens from going to fight with the Islamic State, and from launching terror attacks at home.

Guests:
Salam Al-Marayati, Muslim Public Affairs Council (@mpac_national)

More:
Muslim Public Affairs Council

Who Is Khorasan? 8 MIN, 31 SEC

The U.S. launched an airstrike campaign against ISIS in Syria yesterday. But that wasn’t the only group that was targeted. The U.S. also went after the Khorasan Group, and Al Qaeda   affiliate based around the city of Aleppo that hadn’t been the focus of much attention until recently.

Guests:
Aki Peritz, Fellow at the George Washington Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (@akiperitz)

Before the Surf Was Up 12 MIN, 13 SEC

When John Severson moved to San Clemente as a young man, he was only one of three surfers in the whole city. In the following years, he helped popularize and shape America’s surf culture, which exploded around him. He joins us to look back on almost more than 60 years of a cultural phenomenon he helped create.

John Severson at the office, 1959. Photo copyright John Severson via Puka Puka

Greg Noll in Pipeline showdown, 1964. Photo copyright John Severson via Puka Puka

Surfer Magazine Sept. 1967 Vol. 8 No. 4. Ron Stoner surf shot, Severson sunset. Photo copyright GrindMedia, LLC.

Guests:
John Severson, Surfer, artist, and founder of Surf Magazine. His new book is “John Severson’s Surf.”

Google, Stanford and Privacy Research 7 MIN, 36 SEC

Stanford University has a close relationship with nearby Google. In fact, Google’s founders went to Stanford, where they first came up with their billion-dollar idea. Google has long donated to Stanford, and the university has used the money to pay for lots of research including research on internet privacy. That has proven to be a little awkward, given the fact that research conducted by Stanford led to a privacy-related fine against Google for about $22 million. Now, the Stanford center that conducted that research is no longer getting money from Google to study privacy. But both Stanford and Google say there’s no link.

Guests:
Robert Faturechi, ProPublica (@RobertFaturechi)

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Stanford Promises Not to Use Google Money for Privacy Research

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