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President Obama has been called “the deporter in chief,” but he holds a special place for the “Dreamers.”  They’re the children brought to this country by undocumented parents —educated here and imbued with American culture — but not qualified for citizenship. We hear why they’re back in the news and learn about Los Otros Dreamers.

Also, a geologist says a Hollywood project sits on a quake fault, and the Cambodian history hidden in your doughnut box.

Producers:
Claire Martin
Katie Cooper

Geologist Says Hollywood Project Sits on Quake Fault 3 MIN, 54 SEC

California’s state geologist has dealt another blow to the skyscraper that would be the biggest development in the history of Hollywood, and the tallest.  He says part of Millennium Hollywood, as it’s called, is planned to sit on the course of an active earthquake fault just south of the Capitol Records tower.  Rosanna Xia reports for the LA Times.

Guests:
Rosanna Xia, Los Angeles Times (@RosannaXia)

Is there New Hope for the Dreamers? 12 MIN, 57 SEC

After yesterday’s Republican victories, President Obama said he plans to issue executive orders to get around the GOP majorities in the Senate and Congress.  One famous executive order that might be expanded is DACA — which stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. We get an update and hear what life has been like for Los Otros Dreamers — the young people who’ve been deported to Mexico — the “native” country that’s foreign to them.


Guests:
Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda, University of California, Los Angeles (@DrRaulHinojosa)
Nancy Landa, Los Otros Dreamers (@MundoScholar)

More:
The DACA Project UCLA
DACA Survey (English)
DACA Survey (Spanish)

The Doughnut King of Southern California 9 MIN

Dunkin’ Donuts is an East Coast food chain that’s trying to establish itself in California.  Two previous efforts haves been held back by a network of independent doughnut stores in mini-malls all over the state.  They’re owned and operated by Cambodian immigrants — the successors of an enterprising character who’s won fortunes and lost them, named Ted Ngoy.  He’s the subject of a story in the California Sunday Magazine called, “Dunkin' and the Doughnut King,” by Greg Nichols, author of, Striking Gridiron: A Town’s Pride ad Teams Shot at Glory During the Biggest Strike in American History.    

Guests:
Greg Nichols, freelance journalist and author (@gcnichs)

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