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Inflammatory and hateful rhetoric targeted at undocumented immigrants is on the rise this election season. After Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, a U.S. citizen, was thrown out of a Donald Trump press conference and told to go back to Mexico, he decided to make a film called Hate Rising.

Right wing nationalism is on the rise in Europe too, even in Germany. The new star of the ultra right in that country is a 41-year-old chemist named Frauke Petry.

A new report from the ACLU finds that many California school districts rely too much on police forces to discipline children.

A new film tells the story of one of the worst school shootings of all time from the point of view of witnesses and survivors when, in 1966, a gunman opened fire from the clock tower of the University of Texas.

Back in 1989, Donald Trump tried to expand his real estate empire to Los Angeles, but was outmaneuvered by the LAUSD.

Photo courtesy of Univision/Fusion. 

Jorge Ramos on ‘Hate Rising’ 9 MIN, 50 SEC

Immigration is one of the topics that will come up at the presidential debate tonight, and it’s been a throughline in both campaigns. Remember last summer when Donald Trump called Mexican immigrants rapists? Jorge Ramos remembers too, and now he’s made a film about the hate and vitriol directed at undocumented immigrants. It’s called Hate Rising, and he was inspired to make the film after he was thrown out of a Trump press conference. He says he’d never experienced such a bold expression of hate in his career as newscaster.

Guests:
Jorge Ramos, Journalist (@jorgeramosnews)

Frauke Petry: Germany's Trump? 7 MIN, 46 SEC

Right-wing nationalism is on the rise in Europe. In Germany, the face of the movement is a 41-year-old chemist named Frauke Petry, an outsider whose political star has only started to rise. She thinks that Germans should stop dwelling on the crimes of the past, stop apologizing for the Holocaust, and focus on the future: a future without refugees from places like Syria. Her enemies call her “Adolfina.”

Guests:
Thomas Meaney, Historian, Writer

Cops in California schools 8 MIN, 40 SEC

When a kid acts out in school in California, police are often called in to handle discipline. That sets the child up for a potentially long and traumatizing experience with the criminal justice system: the so-called school to prison pipeline. The ACLU has looked into the issue of police and school discipline in a new report out today. And the authors say there are better ways to deal with kids who misbehave.

Guests:
Victor Leung, Attorney (@VictorACLU)

Documentary looks back at America’s first mass school shooting 14 MIN, 31 SEC

Before Columbine, before Newtown and before Virginia Tech, there was the University of Texas. Fifty years ago, a man with a half dozen guns climbed to the 27th floor of the clock tower at the University of Texas at Austin. Just before the bell in the tower marked the noon hour, he began shooting. Over the next hour and a half, he killed more than a dozen people and an unborn baby, and wounded 32 others. A new documentary takes us back to that afternoon in Austin and tells the story through the people who survived the massacre. It’s called Tower.

Guests:
Keith Maitland, Filmmaker (@keithmaitland)

Trump's failed foray into Los Angeles development 7 MIN, 32 SEC

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tried multiple times to make his mark on the LA real estate scene. In 1989, he vowed to build the tallest building in the world on the site of the old Ambassador Hotel. In 2000, he partnered with a small Native American tribe in the Coachella Valley to build a casino there. And in 2003, he put in a bid to lead the redevelopment of Grand Avenue. And each project saw Donald Trump on the losing end of the deal.

Guests:
Matt Pearce, Los Angeles Times (@mattdpearce)

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