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We begin with an update on the Oregon armed group occupying the wildlife refuge there. Yesterday one of the group members, LaVoy Finicum, was killed during a police confrontation.

And what about the Native American community in Oregon and around the country? We discuss tribal reaction to the protests over the Oregon land that they say actually belongs to them.

From there, we uncover the rich history of Los Angeles and learn more about the new series, Lost LA.

After that, we return to the Sundance Film Festival with a take on virtual reality.

Finally, where has the jingle gone? We look at how jingles have influenced consumers.

Oregon Militia Movement Leads to Tragedy 10 MIN, 7 SEC

LaVoy Finicum, one of the armed protesters occupying a wildlife refuge in Burns, Oregon, during the past two months was killed yesterday afternoon in a police confrontation. Authorities also stepped up a blockade of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge after arresting several members of the group, including leader Ammon Bundy, when they traveled outside. We look at where this incident leaves the self-styled militia movement in the West.

Mark Potok, Editor, Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Report

Native American Reaction to the Oregon Land Protest 9 MIN, 43 SEC

So the major talking point for the Oregon protesters is about taking back the land from the federal government. The local Native American tribe there – the Burns-Paiute tribe – says the land belongs to them under an agreement they signed with federal officials more than a century ago. What’s more concerning is that the armed occupiers may have rifled through and tampered with traditional Native American artifacts stored in the refuge. The leader of the Burns-Paiute tribe is also concerned for her tribe members’ safety after some said they were harassed by protest supporters.

Mark Trahant, University of North Dakota (@TrahantReports)
Lori Edmo-Suppah, Sho-Ban News (@hozeevuh)

Lost LA with Nathan Masters 8 MIN, 9 SEC

A common misconception about Los Angeles is that it has no history. That and Los Angeles is always sunny, everyone who lives here is an actor, and everyone is obsessed with the beach. But the city does have a rich history – like the fact that there used to be a vast, hilly terrain in downtown Los Angeles. We’re joined by Nathan Masters, the host of a new three-part series called Lost LA, which chronicles this infamous history. The series premieres tonight and airs for the next two Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.

Nathan Masters, KCET, "Lost LA" (@nathanmasters)

Sundance Film Festival Round Three 9 MIN, 38 SEC

Back to give us a taste of the Sundance Film Festival is our host Madeleine Brand. She’s in Utah attending the festival all week. Today she talks about her nerve-wracking experience using a virtual reality device at the festival. So what is the future of virtual reality in film and television? Madeleine explains, along with KCRW music director Jason Bentley.

Madeleine Brand, Host, 'Press Play' (@TheMadBrand)
Jason Bentley, Host, 'Morning Becomes Eclectic;' KCRW Music Director (@jason_bentley)

What Ever Happened to the Jingle? 10 MIN, 14 SEC

“Foodmaxx, take it to the max, to maximize your shopping power food max...” Recognize that commercial? It’s one of a handful of jingles that remain in today’s mainstream consumer culture. Jingles were wildly popular in television commercials from the 1960s to the 1980s. Almost every commercial – from Pepsi, to Burger King, to Coke – seemed to have its own tune that would then get stuck in consumers’ heads. We find out what’s happened to the iconic jingle.

Mary Wood, Frisbie NYC
Jon Aldrich, Berklee College of Music

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