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What’s driving the record number of migrant kids in U.S. detention? 9 MIN, 7 SEC

The number of migrant kids in U.S. detention centers has reached its highest ever: 12,800. A year ago, the number was closer to 2000. The reason for the huge increase: The Trump administration changed the policy when it comes to temporary foster placement.

Guests:
Caitlin Dickerson, New York Times (@itscaitlinhd)

More:
Detention of Migrant Children Has Skyrocketed to Highest Levels Ever

Inside the new homeless housing at El Pueblo 7 MIN, 16 SEC

LA has a plan to put an emergency homeless shelter in every city council district. We look inside the first one built. It’s downtown, near Olvera Street. It’s a little village of trailers in a parking lot. Reporter Anna Scott talked to some residents.


New homeless housing at El Pueblo. Photo by Anna Scott.

Guests:
Anna Scott, Producer, 'Press Play' (@AnnaKCRW)

The messy business of weed regulation 7 MIN, 50 SEC

The recreational marijuana business is up and running in California. But since legalization and the start of new testing regulations, 20 percent of cannabis products didn’t meet purity standards or contain the potency advertised. The industry says it is getting better and adjusting to the new regulations, but that there are not enough testing labs.

Guests:
David Weinberg, Host, Welcome to L.A. (@randomtape)

Hal Ashby’s influential, subversive, and short run at making iconic 1970s movies 19 MIN, 3 SEC

Director Hal Ashby was a prolific director in the 1970s. He made seven movies in nine years, including “Harold and Maude,” “Shampoo,” “Being There.” Ashby liked to push the limits with his movies -- past what studios thought mainstream audiences could handle. He butted heads with studio executives a lot, and never quite reached “household name” status like some of his auteur peers like Kubrick, Coppola, and Scorsese. He died in 1988 at age 59. A new documentary looks at his career.

Guests:
Amy Scott, director of the documentary “Hal”

CREDITS

New homeless housing at El Pueblo. Photo by Anna Scott.

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney
Michell Eloy
Amy Ta
Christian Bordal
Quinn O'Toole
Yael Even Or

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