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LA congressional seat runoff: Jimmy Gomez v. Robert Lee Ahn 7 MIN, 39 SEC

The race to fill the Congressional seat vacated by state Attorney General Xavier Becerra has been whittled down from more than 20 candidates to two. Ballots are still being counted, but two Democrats appear headed for a runoff after last night’s election. Leading the pack is Jimmy Gomez, a state assemblyman. In second place is Robert Lee Ahn, a former LA city planning commissioner. The runoff election is scheduled for June.

Guests:
Christine Mai-Duc, LA Times (@cmaiduc)

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Secret deals between LA neighborhood groups and developers 8 MIN, 43 SEC

When developers want to build something in LA, often they have to set aside a slush fund for neighborhood groups. That money is paid out to these groups to buy their support. But where does the money go?

Guests:
David Zahniser, Los Angeles Times (@DavidZahniser)

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When developers strike deals with homeowner groups: 'Hush money,' or a way to defend L.A. neighborhoods?

California bill aims to overhaul cash bail system 10 MIN, 2 SEC

There’s a new bill in California that would throw out how the bail system works. Critics of the system say that it punishes poor people for being poor. Some 46,000 people are behind bars in California, awaiting trial or sentencing. Many of those people are stuck in jail because they can’t afford bail. We speak with Democratic State Senator Robert Hertzberg, who introduced the bill.

Guests:
Robert M. Hertzberg, California State Senator, co-author of Senate Bill 10 (@SenateHertzberg)

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'Generation Wealth:' A cautionary tale in photographs 14 MIN, 36 SEC

President Donald Trump -- with his flashy wealth, power and celebrity -- is the “apotheosis of Generation Wealth,” according to photographer Lauren Greenfield. Her new exhibit called “Generation Wealth” opens at the Annenberg Space for Photography this weekend. It chronicles the past 25 years of a culture that has become increasingly dominated by the pursuit of money -- a culture that has been exported across the world.

 
Film director and producer Brett Ratner (right), 29, and Russell Simmons, 41, a businessman and co-founder of hip-hop label Def Jam, at L’Iguane restaurant, St. Barts, 1998. Photo courtesy: Annenberg Space for Photography exhibition, “Generation Wealth” by Lauren Greenfield. Copyright Lauren Greenfield.  


Ilona, a photographer and former model originally from Latvia, in the mezzanine library of her home. Moscow, 2012. Photo courtesy: Annenberg Space for Photography exhibition, “Generation Wealth” by Lauren Greenfield. Copyright Lauren Greenfield.  

More photos from Generation Wealth.

Guests:
Lauren Greenfield, photographer and documentary filmmaker (@QofVersailles)

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GENERATION WEALTH BY LAUREN GREENFIELD

Pepsi ad pulled after internet uproar 7 MIN, 1 SEC

Pepsi pulled an ad starring Kendall Jenner at a protest after the internet went crazy. However, corporations are always trying to profit off youthful idealism. Does it work?

Guests:
Elahe Izadi, National Journal (@ElaheIzadi)

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Pepsi Pulls Ad Accused of Trivializing Black Lives Matter

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