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Photo: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions joins White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer for the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 27, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters)

As Attorney General aims to punish sanctuary cities, how might LA be affected? 7 MIN, 45 SEC

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced sanctions for sanctuary cities today. We find out what that means for Los Angeles, which the mayor says isn’t a sanctuary city, but a city of sanctuary.

Guests:
Sheila Kuehl, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (@SheilaKuehl)

More:
Attorney General Jeff Sessions repeats Trump threat that 'sanctuary cities' could lose Justice Department grants

California stands up to Trump on air pollution 8 MIN, 42 SEC

The Trump administration has already started undoing fuel efficiency standards for cars. But California is pushing back. The Air Resources Board has voted to create tougher emissions requirements for automakers, and require them to sell more zero-emission vehicles. California’s other major polluter -- oil refineries -- may also be required to install clean air technology in every facility.

Guests:
Mary Nichols, California Air Resources Board (@AirResources)

More:
California’s vow to reduce auto pollution may be setting up a full-out war with Trump

Canada's generous refugee policy stirs up the far right 9 MIN, 9 SEC

In the last year and a half, Canada has admitted more than 40,000 Syrian refugees. But that has also stirred up the far right -- especially in Quebec. Now, some far right views are seeping into the mainstream.

Guests:
Jonathan Montpetit, CBC (@jonmontpetit)

More:
Inside Quebec's far right: Take a tour of La Meute, the secretive group with 43,000 members

Ovarian Psycos: Unapologetic women activists on two wheels 14 MIN, 15 SEC

In East LA, young women of color have formed a cycling group called Ovarian Psycos. Many of them are trying to recover from trauma and abuse. The collective has become a safe space for them to support each other. But they’ve been criticized for being too aggressive and even violent. They’re the subject of a new documentary called “Ovarian Psycos,” airing on PBS on March 27th.


The Ovarian Psycos in East LA (Photo by Michael Rains)

Guests:
Andi Xoch, Original Ovarian Psyco member
Kate Trumbull-LaValle, Co-director, “Ovarian Psycos”

More:
Ovarian Psycos: Unapologetic women activists on two wheels

Raider Nation moves to Las Vegas 9 MIN, 22 SEC

NFL team owners gave approval today for the Oakland Raiders to move to Vegas. It was a landslide – 31 out of 32 owners voted in favor of the move. What will it mean for the team?

Guests:
Elliott Almond, Mercury News (@ElliottAlmond)
Ricky Riccardo, Ricky’s Sports Bar (@rickysportsbar)

More:
BREAKING: NFL owners vote to send Raiders to Las Vegas

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