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The Ahwahnee Hotel is about to become the Majestic Yosemite; The Wawona will be known as the Big Trees Lodge. Names that go back generations are being changed because of a trademark dispute between the National Park Service and a New York concessionaire that failed to renew its contract. Outraged residents and visitors are asking how that can happen

Later on the program, West LA is home to the largest Iranian community outside Iran. We hear that "Tehrangeles" is divided over diplomacy between Iran and the US.

Photo: Almonroth

Producers:
Christine Detz
Katie Cooper

Yosemite Park: What's in a Name? 15 MIN, 51 SEC

After 20 years of operating the hotels, cabins and recreational facilities at Yosemite National Park, the Delaware North Company lost last year's bid to renew its contract. It's demanding big money for names it trademarked while it was doing business: $51 million. The National Park Service says they're only worth $3.5 million — and now, the names are being changed. Diana Marcum covers Central California for the LA Times.

Guests:
Diana Marcum, Los Angeles Times (@DianaMarcum)
Dan Jensen, Delaware North (@delawarenorth)
Justin Hughes, Loyola Law School

Tehrangeles: LA's Iranian Community Reacts to Implementation Day 7 MIN, 29 SEC

The largest Iranian community outside of Iran itself is in West Los Angeles, and it's come to be known as Tehrangeles. That community is divided over the nuclear deal and diplomacy between the US and Iran, as we hear from Hossein Hedjazi is, a producer and host of Persian radio on satellite and the host of the weekly Farsi-language television show, Irane Farda.

Guests:
Hossein Hedjazi, radio and television host (@Golgasht)

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