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The rescue effort in Montecito 8 MIN, 38 SEC

Rescue personnel are still looking for missing people. Residents are trying to take stock of the enormous damage - hundreds of homes and businesses. Parts of the 101 are looking like a mud choked river. We get the latest.

Guests:
Stephanie O'Neill, reporter and Ojai resident (@reportersteph)

Creating the list of 'Media Men' and bearing the consequences 9 MIN, 34 SEC

We look at how the spreadsheet accusing men in media of sexual harassment took off, and why the woman who started it outed herself. She lost friends and was fired from The New Republic Magazine. Now there are questions about what happens to women who speak up.

Guests:
Jaclyn Peiser, New York Times (@jackiepeiser)

More:
‘Media Men’ List Creator Outs Herself, Fearing She Would Be Named

Challenges in making the hyperloop a reality 9 MIN, 40 SEC

Virgin’s version of the hyperloop is on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The company is developing vacuum tubes to shuttle people at more than 200 mph. That means getting to L.A. from Vegas would take about 30 minutes.

Guests:
Jack Stewart, WIRED

New electric scooter delights teens, but city officials worry about safety 9 MIN, 16 SEC

There’s a fleet of electric scooters taking over Santa Monica. Maybe you’ve seen them on sidewalks or rolling down the street. The company that operates them is called BIRD. It was started by former Uber employees. Users can download the BIRD app to find a Scooter nearby and rent one for $1 plus 15 cents a minute. You can leave the scooter anywhere when you’re done.

Guests:
Frances Anderton, Host, 'DnA: Design & Architecture' (@FrancesAnderton)
Gina Pollack, Producer

State Dept: Don’t travel to Michoacán, Sinaloa, and 3 other Mexican states 5 MIN, 44 SEC

The U.S. State Department is telling Americans not to travel to five Mexican states. The states are in the same warning category as Syria, Somalia, and Yemen. In the first 11 months of last year, Mexico recorded more than 22,000 deaths due to drug and gang violence.

Guests:
Carrie Kahn, NPR (@ckahn)

More:
Mexico Travel Advisory

What the yellow-bellied sea snake tells us about climate change 4 MIN


Photo of a yellow-bellied sea snake courtesy of
the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

Researchers are paying close attention to a yellow-bellied sea snake that washed up on Newport Beach. It’s usually found in the waters off Mexico. LA’s Natural History Museum is adding the creature to its collection. Scientists hope the small animal can tell us a larger story about global climate change.

Guests:
Greg Pauly, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

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