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Obama’s executive action on immigration will impact up to 500,000 undocumented immigrants here in Los Angeles. We look at the local impacts. Then, we hear from a Republican Congressman from Orange County on why he objects to the plan. Next up, KCRW DJ Anne Litt talks about a T-Bone Burnett project to complete and record Bob Dylan song fragments from the “Basement Tapes” era. In our weekly film roundup, the latest Hunger Games movie, along with other new releases. Finally, has the Ferguson police department released all the emails it has from the days following the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown?

President Barack Obama works on his immigration speech with Director of Speechwriting Cody Keenan and Senior Presidential Speechwriter David Litt in the Oval Office, Nov. 19, 2014; Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Obama’s Immigration Action Could Have Big Impact on L.A. 8 MIN, 6 SEC

President Obama announced an executive action on immigration last night. It’s likely to have a big impact locally; here in L.A. as many as 500,000 immigrants could be impacted by the plan -- the most of any city in the nation.

Daniel Sharp, CARECEN

Orange County GOP Congressman Dana Rohrabacher Reacts to Immigration Plan 8 MIN, 6 SEC

Republicans are not happy about President Obama’s executive action on immigration. House Speaker John Boehner said Obama is “damaging the presidency itself” with his executive order. And today, GOP leaders announced they’re suing the administration over the Affordable Care Act.

Dana Rohrabacher, Congressman (R-CA)

The Basement Tapes 11 MIN, 1 SEC

On July 29, 1966, Bob Dylan wrecked his treasured Triumph motorcycle on a road outside Woodstock, New York. He wasn’t badly hurt, but it forced him to break from his grueling tour schedule. While convalescing, he wrote music and recorded songs in houses and studios around Woodstock. Some of that music was released on an album called The Basement Tapes. But recently, Bob Dylan discovered more stuff that he’d written at the time: pieces of songs, ideas for songs, songs he’d never finished. So he asked his publisher to call producer and musician T-Bone Burnett to see if he wanted to do something with the material. The result is Lost on the River, a new album featuring such musicians as Elvis Costello, Jim James, Marcus Mumford, Taylor Goldsmith, and Rhiannon Giddens.

Anne Litt, Host of 'Anne Litt' (@anne_litt)

The New Basement Tapes on Morning Becomes Eclectic

Lost On The River (Deluxe)

The New Basement Tapes

The Latest 'Hunger Games,' and More 12 MIN, 46 SEC

We are not hosting a popular uprising on the show today -- but we will be talking about the latest movie in the Hunger Games franchise, plus other new releases in our weekly film roundup.

Dave White, Film Critic (@dlelandwhite)
Alonso Duralde, Film Critic (@ADuralde)

Ferguson Police Email Investigation 8 MIN, 16 SEC

A grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, has not announced yet whether the officer who shot Michael Brown will be criminally charged. The city is braced for demonstrations if officer Darren Wilson doesn’t stand trial. Meanwhile, reporters have been filing Freedom of Information requests to see emails between police and city officials in the days following the shooting. But Ferguson police have only produced seven emails. We hear from one reporter who says that’s suspiciously low.

Jason Leopold, Vice News (@JasonLeopold)

Ferguson police email deletion and search questioned

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