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Picture courtesy; A damaged spillway with eroded hillside is seen in an aerial photo taken over the Oroville Dam in Oroville, California, U.S. February 11, 2017. California Department of Water (Resources/William Croyle/Reuters)

Mass evacuations in the shadow of America's tallest dam 8 MIN, 5 SEC

Two of the channels that drain the Oroville dam -- near Sacramento -- are damaged. Workers are trying to come up with a fix before a new set of storms move in later this week. In the meantime, nearly 200,000 people have been evacuated.

Guests:
Craig Miller, KQED (@KQED)

More:
What is the Oroville Dam and what will happen if the spillway fails?

Rethinking how dams are designed and built in California 9 MIN, 20 SEC

Oroville isn’t the only dam with faulty spillways. California has about 1400 dams, and many of them have structural problems.

Guests:
Jeffrey Mount, Public Policy Institute of California Water Policy Center

Recent immigration crackdowns sow fear under Trump 9 MIN, 21 SEC

Around 160 people were arrested in an immigration crackdown in Southern California this past week. Officials say the operation was planned before President Trump took office, but many fear a harsher environment for immigrants under the new administration.

Guests:
Polo Morales, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (@MoralesApolonio)

More:
ICE says L.A. immigration arrests were planned long in advance, not tied to new crackdown

Change through kindness: Why a black musician befriends the KKK 14 MIN, 2 SEC

African-American musician Daryl Davis has made it his life’s mission to become friends with KKK members. He says it’s the best way to change them, but some black activists think it’s the wrong approach. Davis is the subject of the documentary “Accidental Courtesy,” which airs February 13 on PBS.


Musician Daryl Davis with KKK Imperial Wizard Frank Ancona. Photo courtesy of Matt Ornstein, director of “Accidental Courtesy.”

Guests:
Daryl Davis, Musician
Matt Ornstein, Accidental Courtesy

More:
ACCIDENTAL COURTESY DARYL DAVIS, RACE & AMERICA

Are the Grammys still relevant? 8 MIN, 23 SEC

#Grammyssowhite? Frank Ocean didn’t submit for the Grammys and stayed home. Adele, who won five awards, including Album of the Year, said Beyoncé was more deserving.

Guests:
Rodney Carmichael, NPR (@Rodneyology)

More:
The Grammys Fumble Hip-Hop and R&B. Here’s How to Fix It.

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