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White-water rafting, fly-fishing and boating are out of business in many lakes and rivers. Restaurants in Catalina aren’t serving water, and rationing is on the way. We’ll hear what drought means for the $85 billion outdoor tourism industry.

Also, why is Los Angles paving good streets while bad streets get worse? Plus, Neel Kashkari, the GOP’s millionaire candidate for Governor, lived for a week on 40 dollars — along with a camera crew.

Banner Image: River Rafting at Cache Canyon Creek; Credit: Ben Hamilton

Producers:
Claire Martin
Sarah Sweeney

Why LA’s Streets Are So Bad 6 MIN, 36 SEC

25% of Los Angeles streets get a grade of “F” from the City’s own Bureau of Street Services. Rehabilitation would take $4 billion the Bureau doesn’t have. But it has failed to collect $191 million that it is actually owed, and $21 million it has collected have been returned. That’s according to “LA Streets: The Road to the Future,” which reports on an audit by City Controller Ron Galperin.

Guests:
Ron Galperin, Los Angeles City Controller (@RonGalperin)

How is the Drought Affecting Tourism in California? 13 MIN, 2 SEC

Outdoor recreation has been an $85 billion industry in California — but this year is different. From Mexico to the Oregon border, the drought is taking a toll. River recreation, including fly fishing and white-water rafting, is another activity that’s being hit hard.

Guests:
Mike Dillabough, US Army Corps of Engineers
Scott Sweet, California Bass Federation
Wayne Griffin, President and CEO of the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce (@Wayne_Griffin)

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Neel Kashkari’s Week of Homelessness 6 MIN, 14 SEC

Neel Kashkari, California’s Republican candidate for Governor, is a multi-millionaire. But polls show him way behind Democratic incumbent Jerry Brown. A new video features Kashkari in a new kind of campaign, as he spent an entire week living off of $40. Now, Kashkari wasn’t alone during his week-long search for employment; he was accompanied by a camera crew. John Wildermuth is political reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Guests:
John Wildermuth, San Francisco Chronicle (@jfwildermuth)

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