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The multi-billion-dollar fantasy sports industry has been advertising big time to counter accusations of insider trading. New York's attorney general has ordered Fan Duel, DraftKings and others to stop what he calls illegal gambling and Nevada already requires a gaming license. What about California?

Later on the program, a bilingual bakery reaches out to a mixed clientele.

Photo: Jay Thompson

Producers:
Christine Detz
Sarah Sweeney

Long Delays in Death Penalty Not Unconstitutional 6 MIN, 16 SEC

California's system of capital punishment is dysfunctional, but long delays do not constitute "cruel and unusual punishment" under the Eighth Amendment. That's the conclusion of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today, overruling a decision by a lower federal court last year. Professor Robert Weisberg, Director of the Criminal Justice Center at Stanford, clarifies today's decision.

Guests:
Robert Weisberg, Stanford University (@StanfordLaw)

Are They Games of Skill or Games of Chance? 12 MIN, 4 SEC

Daily fantasy sports are legal in 45 states, but New York has just ordered FanDuel, DraftKings and others to shut down, saying they are not games of skill but illegal gambling.  Last month, Nevada enacted gaming license requirements. What about California?  Attorney General, Kamala Harris is being asked to force fantasy sports betting websites to immediately stop doing business. 

Guests:
Courtney Brunious, USC Sports Business Institute (@USC_SBI)
Adam Gray, California State Assembly (@AdamGrayCA)

More:
Gray on protecting fantasy sports consumers

La Monarca Bilingual Bakery Reaches Out to a Mixed Clientele 5 MIN, 36 SEC

LA is full of hard-working entrepreneurs looking for a piece of the American Dream, but they sometimes struggle to expand their small businesses because of cultural barriers and consumer tastes. KCRW's Saul Gonzalez has the story on La Monarca, a bilingual bakery reaching out to a mixed clientele.


Photo by Natalie Woyshner

Guests:
Saul Gonzalez, KCRW producer (@SaulKCRW)

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