ON AIR STAR
00:00:00 | 3:02:50

DONATE!

close

FROM THIS EPISODE

A restrictive abortion law has already halved the number of clinics in Texas. If the state prevails in federal appeals court, many of those that remain will also have to close. Plus: the world of biofuels has made used cooking oil big business, and used-oil rustlers are making big money. And in we look at why L.A.’s most affluent are not vaccinating their kids - and what that means for the rest of us.

Banner Image: "Seattle - oil collection can for biodiesel" by Joe Mabel - Photo by Joe Mabel. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

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

Texas Abortion Law in Court 8 MIN, 57 SEC

Abortion providers in Texas are waiting for a ruling today that will put many of them out of business. A federal appeals court is deciding whether to let a Texas state law go into effect. The law was found unconstitutional by a lower court last month. But If the appeals court rules in favor of the state of Texas, all but seven of the state’s clinics will have to shut down immediately.

Guests:
Brian Rosenthal, Houston Chronicle (@brianmrosenthal)

More:
Appeals court weighs stay on ruling over Texas abortion law

Stealing Bio-Fuel 14 MIN, 4 SEC

One of the bills sitting on Governor Brown’s desk would increase penalties for stealing used cooking oil. It also beefs-up law enforcement’s efforts to stop modern-day rustlers. Since people have started taking greasy stuff out of the fryer and putting it in their biodiesel cars, the value of all that used oil has gone up, and stealing it has become a lucrative crime.

Guests:
John Colapinto, The New Yorker

More:
Hot Grease: The Wild West of used-cooking-oil theft

Dolphins, SNL Twins, and Tom Hardy with a Brooklyn Accent 14 MIN, 15 SEC

In theaters this weekend: A dolphin with teenage handlers and a prosthetic tail. Two stars from Saturday Night Live. Tom Hardy with a Brooklyn accent. And Idris Elba as a serial killer. We get the latest in our weekly film roundup.

Guests:
Matt Atchity, Rotten Tomatoes (@Matchity)
Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood (@MovieMantz)

Hollywood’s Vaccine Wars 9 MIN, 9 SEC

Politics. Religion. Money. And now you can add another topic to the list of things to avoid in polite conversation: Vaccinations. The number of people choosing not to vaccinate their children continues to rise, especially in the tonier communities of West L.A. and Hollywood. But the trend has health experts worried, especially as cases of whooping cough and measles climb throughout California.

Guests:
Gary Baum, Hollywood Reporter (@garymbaum)

More:
Hollywood's Vaccine Wars: L.A.’s "Entitled" Westsiders Behind City’s Epidemic

Upcoming

View Schedule

New Episodes

Events

View All Events

iTUNES SPOTIFY
AMAZON RDIO
FACEBOOK EMAIL
TWITTER COPY LINK
FACEBOOK TWITTER

Player Embed Code

COPY EMBED