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For teens in the new era of smartphones, sexting is common. Many school districts, trying to get a handle on the issue, have treated it as a criminal offense. But the LAUSD is planning to roll out a new education program about sexting in the fall. What does research show about the consequences of sexting? And how should it really be addressed by law enforcement, and schools? Then, Julie Hamp, the highest ranking woman ever at Toyota, was arrested in Japan in June. She was suspected of importing the painkiller Oxycodone. Now, a news service there is reporting that she’s being released and the charges dropped. Next, Carmen de Lavallade has danced on broadway, in movies, and on television. She broke boundaries as an African-American in a White-dominated industry. But before all that, Carmen de Lavallade was just a girl from Los Angeles. Finally, there are two kinds of people in the world: those who correct other people’s grammar, and those who think that those people are jerks. Ammon Shea’s new book, Bad English, looks at what are commonly considered mistakes in our language and explores how people first started speaking this way.

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

Sext Education at LAUSD 9 MIN, 17 SEC

For teens in the new era of smartphones, sexting is common. Many school districts, in trying to get a handle on the issue, have treated it as a criminal offense. But the LAUSD is planning to roll out a new education program about sexting in the fall.

Guests:
Teresa Watanabe, Los Angeles Times (@teresawatanabe)

More:
L.A Unified takes on sexting with education campaign, not punishment

The Psychology of Sexting 7 MIN, 3 SEC

What does research show about the consequences of sexting? And how should it really be addressed by law enforcement, and schools?

Guests:
Elizabeth Englander, Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (@ekenglander)

Cars Roundup: Toyota Arrest 9 MIN, 24 SEC

Julie Hamp, the highest ranking woman ever at Toyota, was arrested in Japan in June. She was suspected of importing the painkiller Oxycodone. Now, a news service there is reporting that she’s being released and the charges dropped. That and other auto news, including a new motorcycle helmet that absorbs impact... so your head doesn’t have to.

Guests:
Aaron Robinson, Car and Driver magazine

Dancer Carmen de Lavallade 9 MIN, 52 SEC

In the dance world, Carmen de Lavallade is a bona fide icon. She’s been on Broadway, in movies, and on television. She broke boundaries as an African-American in a white-dominated industry, and danced with the Metropolitan Opera, as well as pioneering companies like Lester Horton Dance Theater and Alvin Ailey. Now at 84, she’s still performing. Her recent one-woman show was called As I Remember It. But before all that, Carmen de Lavallade was just a girl from Los Angeles. She’s speaking on Sunday at the Second Baptist Church about the history of Central Avenue and her family. The event is part of the 20th Annual Central Avenue Festival.

Guests:
Carmen de Lavallade, dancer and actress

'Bad English: A History of Linguistic Aggravation' 11 MIN, 52 SEC

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who correct other people’s grammar, and those who think that those people are jerks. Ammon Shea’s new book, Bad English, looks at what are commonly considered mistakes in our language and explores how people first started speaking this way. Often the historical context puts these vilified turns of phrase in a completely new light.

Guests:
Ammon Shea, author, 'Bad English'

Bad English

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