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Summer’s here, and that means the dreaded journey to Los Angeles International Airport. Choose between crowded freeways, pricey parking … or a wallet-busting taxi ride. But today, Metro officials agreed to consider another option: A so-called “people mover” that runs from a new light-rail station to LAX.

Also, we get a taste of the melting pot that is LA’s World Cup watching parties. And there’s some unusual in-fighting among California judges about whether they should cut all ties with the Boy Scouts.

Metro Considers a "People Mover" from Crenshaw to LAX 12 MIN, 32 SEC

Today, Metro decided to consider the cost and usefulness of a “people mover” running to LAX from a new station on the Crenshaw line. It’s not the first time the plan has been discussed, but it seems to be picking up some momentum.

Guests:
Laura Nelson, Los Angeles Times (@laura_nelson)
Dan Sturges, US Transportation Research Board (@DNAsturges)

LA's World Cup Fever 7 MIN, 11 SEC

If you’ve been to a bar in LA – or any gathering place with a big screen TV that’s showing the World Cup – you might have noticed a lot of national pride from a veritable UN of soccer fans. KCRW’s Saul Gonzalez has been canvassing the city and talking to a diverse mix of World Cup watchers about their unwavering loyalty.

Guests:
Saul Gonzalez, Host, 'There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles' (@SaulKCRW)

Judge May Cut All Ties to Boy Scouts 5 MIN, 55 SEC

The ban on gay Boy Scout leaders has caused uproar among an otherwise reserved group of civic-minded Californians: judges. Now, a state ethics panel is weighing a proposal that would forbid California judges from associating with the Boy Scouts in any official capacity. As reporter Emily Green tells us, there are strong feelings on both sides.

CREDITS

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Emily T. Green

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