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Trump may be rich, but according to recent filings with the FEC, he started this month with just a little more than $1 million in his campaign account, compared to Clinton’s $41 million.

And California’s main program to combat climate change, climate cap and trade, is struggling.

Also, Frank Gehry is working on a new master plan for the LA River, but not everyone is happy with the results so far.

Then, it’s summer reading season and Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review, talks about her great list of beach books.

And LA restaurants are coming up with some modern twists on an ancient summer favorite, ceviche.

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore 

Producers:
Matt Holzman
Anna Scott
Jolie Myers
Christian Bordal
Sarah Sweeney

Clinton’s $40 Million v. Trump’s $1 Million 9 MIN, 47 SEC

Trump may be rich, but according to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission, he started this month with just a little more than $1 million in his campaign account. Clinton’s campaign was about $40 million dollars richer. Trump’s campaign staff is made up of about 70 people; there are about 700 people working for the Clinton campaign. What does this mean for the upcoming campaign between the two?

Guests:
Dave Levinthal, Center for Public Integrity (@davelevinthal)
Molly Ball, The Atlantic (@mollyesque)

Is California’s Cap and Trade Program in Trouble? 7 MIN, 28 SEC

It’s another day of triple-digit temperatures in and around LA. This kind of heat wave is unusual this time of year, but scientists say we’ll feel more of them in the coming years because of climate change. Meanwhile, California’s boldest effort to fight climate change is struggling.

The state’s cap-and-trade program is under fire and could end in a few years if the state doesn’t figure out a way to save it.

Guests:
Yoram Bauman, Economist, Comedian (@standupecon)

Inside the LA River Master Plan 9 MIN, 59 SEC

It seems like people have been talking about revitalizing the LA River forever in order to turn those miles and miles of graffiti-lined concrete into a more usable public space. Now, it seems like it’s really starting to happen, though not everyone is happy. The design team working with architect Frank Gehry has launched a new website with information about a new and improved LA River - it’s called the LA River Index.

Guests:
Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times (@hawthorneLAT)

Summer Books 13 MIN, 44 SEC

Summer is finally here. It is, after all, 8 million degrees out. Perfect weather to stay inside and read a book. Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times Book Review has a great list of beach books and more.


Photo: Anne Adrian

1. Noah Hawley, “Before the Fall

2. Emma Cline,”The Girls

3. Cathleen Schine, “They May Not Mean To, But They Do: A Novel"

4. Susan Faludi, “In the Darkroom

5. Hisham Matar, "The Return"

6. Yaa Gyasi, "Homegoing"

7. Siddhartha Mukherjee, “The Gene

8. Charles Foster, "Being a Beast

Guests:
Pamela Paul, New York Times Book Review (@pamelapaulnyt)

Being a Beast

Charles Foster

Ceviche in LA 5 MIN, 30 SEC

Ceviche has a long history, believed to date back thousands of years. Now it’s seeing many modern twists here in LA, including some versions with no fish at all.

Guests:
Katherine Spiers, How It Got In Your Mouth (@katherinespiers)

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