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In Silicon Valley this week, Hillary Clinton scolded the tech industry for its notorious failure to make women part of the action. Men outnumber women 4 to 1 at Google, Facebook and Apple. Will Silicon Beach entrepreneurs in Southern California be able to break the glass ceiling?

Also, death records are usually available to the public — but the LA County Coroner is withholding all information on 130 cases — including some homicides. We find out why.

Photo: Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo! and former Google exec (JD Lasica)

Producers:
Sasa Woodruff
Evan George

Gender Bias in the World of Tech 18 MIN, 57 SEC

"We're going backward in a field that's supposed to be all about going forward." That's what Hillary Clinton told a convention of women this week in Silicon Valley, where women notoriously have a hard time getting work. "Less than 5 percent of all fortune 500 CEO's are women, and women entrepreneurs have a much harder time accessing capital to start or grow a business."

Google, Facebook, Apple and other big tech companies recently released figures showing that men outnumber women in the tech sector by 4 to 1.

Guests:
Joan Williams, UC Hastings (@JoanCWilliams)
Therese Tucker, BlackLine (@BlackLineSys)
Murriel Perez, Girls in Tech (@xmurriel)

More:
Williams' study on gender bias against women in science
Williams on hacking tech's diversity problem

Police Coroner Holds Keep Death Details away from Public 6 MIN, 41 SEC

Details of more than 130 cases of death, mostly homicides, are being withheld from the public. Today's Daily News reports that, under state law, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner has kept some secret for 20 years.  Brenda Gazzar co-wrote the story.

Guests:
Brenda Gazzar, Los Angeles Daily News (@bgazzar)

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