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Photo: Director Bryan Singer arrives at a screening of X-Men Apocalypse at a cinema in London, Britain, May 9, 2016. (Hannah McKay/Reuters)

In fire-ravaged Ventura, what to do about rebuilding? 5 MIN, 42 SEC

It’s day five of unprecedented fires in Southern California. Another has broken out in San Diego County. The Thomas Fire in Ventura may not be fully extinguished for weeks. KCRW’s Jonathan Bastian has been reporting on the fires, and had to evacuate from his home.

Guests:
Jonathan Bastian, Morning Anchor, Santa Barbara (@jwbastian)

More:
Thomas Fire evacuation

Director Bryan Singer faces sexual assault lawsuit 8 MIN, 58 SEC

Cesar Sanchez-Guzman says Bryan Singer raped him at a yacht party when he was 17, and Singer told him he could get a Hollywood career if he kept quiet. It’s not the first time he faced allegations of sexual abuse.

Guests:
Dana Harris, Editor, Variety

More:
The Bryan Singer Timeline: a History of Allegations and Defenses, from Troubled Films to Sexual Assault Claims

Is Lavar Ball ruining his sons' basketball careers? 8 MIN, 3 SEC

LiAngelo Ball had been suspended indefinitely from UCLA’s basketball team after he and teammates got caught shoplifting in China. Now LiAngelo’s dad, Lavar, says he’s pulling him out of UCLA to prepare him for the NBA draft. Lavar already pulled the youngest Ball -- 16-year-old LaMelo -- out of high school. Is this a good idea? Also, the LA Rams are leading their division with nine wins and three losses, so are they going to make it to the playoffs?

Guests:
Randy Sklar, comedian and sports commentator (@SklarBrothers)
Jason Sklar, comedian and sports commentator (@SklarBrothers)

'I, Tonya' is like 'Goodfellas' on ice? 12 MIN, 27 SEC

Our critics review Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” about a mute woman discovering a government lab’s secret sea creature; “Tribes of Palos Verdes,” about a family that moves to Palos Verdes to make a fresh start; “I, Tonya,” starring Margot Robbie as Tonya Harding, the star figure skater who became a tabloid scandal in the 90s.

Guests:
Christy Lemire, What The Flick?! (@christylemire)
Russ Fischer, Editor-in-Chief of MoviePilot.com (@russfischer)

Hedy Lamarr: Hollywood starlet and secret scientist 12 MIN, 32 SEC

Once considered the most beautiful woman in the world, 1940s film star Hedy Lamarr worked on experiments at night, one of which has become the basis for modern-day communications like WiFi and GPS.

Guests:
Alexandra Dean, director of "Bombshell" (@alexhaggiagdean)

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