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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died this weekend after serving almost 30 years on the highest court in the land. What will his legacy be? And what happens to the current cases before the court? Then, how marijuana could help the terminally ill die with dignity. Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Margo Jefferson explores the world of African American privilege in her new memoir, Negroland. It’s the story of growing up black and affluent in Chicago in the '50s and '60s. Finally, Press Play producer Anna Scott visits writer Charles Bukowski's childhood home in mid-city, which just sold for the first time in 20 years. This is the latest installment in our L.A. Dwellings series, which series tells stories about Los Angeles through its houses and apartment buildings.

Photo by Stephen Masker

Producers:
Anna Scott

The Supreme Court after Scalia 14 MIN, 28 SEC

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died this weekend at the age of 79 after serving on the court for nearly 30 years. He was a strict constructionist - he believed that the Constitution was not a living document to be interpreted as the court saw fit. His dissents often fell along constructionist line, and often injected biting humor into the proceedings. Scalia's death leaves a cloud of uncertainty over the major cases before the Supreme Court now, and an incipient political firestorm in the waning days of President Obama's final term.

Guests:
Dahlia Lithwick, Slate
Jessica Levinson, Loyola Law School (@LevinsonJessica)

Palliative Care: Lessons from Medical Marijuana 14 MIN, 56 SEC

For someone with a serious illness, the days are marked not by hours, but by an endless parade of pharmaceuticals. Unless you treat your disease with medical marijuana. Take it when you want, take how much you want, buy it when you need it, forget it when you don't. One expert in palliative care says that the health care system can learn a lot from how patients use medical marijuana

Guests:
David Casarett, University of Pennsylvania

"Negroland" 15 MIN, 21 SEC

Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Margo Jefferson explores the world of African American privilege in her new memoir, Negroland. It's the story of growing up black and affluent in Chicago in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Jefferson took dance classes, went to great schools, and had a wardrobe full of beautiful dresses…everything a little girl could want. But the comforts of her life would never seem quite as comfortable as the privilege of being white.

Guests:
Margo Jefferson, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic. Her new book is Negroland: A Memoir.

Negroland

Margo Jefferson

Bukowski House 7 MIN, 55 SEC

Press Play producer Anna Scott visits writer Charles Bukowski's childhood home in mid-city, which just sold for the first time in 20 years. This is the latest installment in our L.A. Dwellings series. The series tells stories about Los Angeles through its houses and apartment buildings.

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