Women light candles for the victims of the Manchester Arena attack, in central Manchester, May 23, 2017 (Darren Staples/Reuters)
FROM THIS EPISODE
Twenty-two people were killed and 60 injured last night by a suicide bomber at an Ariana Grande concert in the city of Manchester in northern England. The attacker was a 22-year-old, born in Britain to Libyan immigrants. We discuss the global impact of the attack and what it means for the immigrant community in Manchester.
Roger Moore died at age 89 today. He played James Bond in seven films – Live and Let Die, Octopussy, Moonraker, and For Your Eyes Only, among others – picking up the character where Sean Connery left off. We remember his legacy and, of course, his Bond role.
John Cork, author of the James Bond Encyclopedia
Here in LA the most expensive school board race in American history is over. It cost about $15 million for two races between charter schools and the teachers’ union. The union lost and the Los Angeles Unified School Board now has a majority of pro-charter members on it, deciding education policy for more than 600,000 children in the second largest school district in the nation. We speak to the head of UTLA and one of the new school board members.
Arcadia is not lacking in restaurants that serve up delicious regional Chinese food. But earlier this year the San Gabriel Valley city scored a major culinary get with the opening of Chengdu Impression. The restaurant is the first U.S. location of a chain based in Chengdu, China, that boasts around 30 restaurants.
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Some undocumented immigrants consider self-deportation The Senate voted on four immigration bills this week, but all failed. We get reaction from an El Segundo-based woman who used to be a DACA recipient, but got a green card a few years ago. Her cousins are DACA recipients, and her brother and parents are undocumented. She says her parents are considering self-deporting.
What we know about the mass school shooting in Florida On Wednesday, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz fatally shot 17 people at Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. The Anti-Defamation League says he was affiliated with a white supremacist group. We learn about this group, hear what politicians have to say about the incident, and remember those who’ve died at school shootings since Sandy Hook.
California DACA recipient fights for permanent fix This week, the Senate is debating and voting on an immigration bill -- or bills. We talk about what might come out of it. We also get a personal story of one DACA recipient, who quit her job and spent her savings to travel to Washington DC to advocate for a permanent DACA fix.
How common is domestic abuse? White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter resigned last week after his two ex-wives and a former girlfriend accused him of physical and emotional abuse. Domestic violence affects women across the board. We talk with a wealthy, Harvard-educated woman who was married to an abusive man.
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