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Photo: Police training exercise: active shooter in Monterey, CA. (By Steven L. Shepard, Presidio of Monterey Public Affairs)

We retracted the audio for the segment titled ' LA County v. Mendez: A case of when police can open fire' because the guest misstated the central question of the case. LA County vs Mendez is about whether or not anyone is liable at all for the injuries sustained by the couple at the center of the case. The case is not about who will have to pay damages if the court rules in favor of the couple. For more information, see here.

For TV writers, higher employment but stagnant salaries 8 MIN, 57 SEC

The Writers Guild of America is negotiating a new 3-year contract with film and TV producers. There are more than 450 series this season, which is twice as many shows than in 2011. There’s also a surge in the number of TV writers, but their wages have been flat. Stress over money is stirring up talks of a strike.

Guests:
Jonathan Handel, Hollywood Reporter (@jhandel)

More:
Will Hollywood Writers Go on Strike? The Tricky Economics of "Peak TV"

Big mystery: Why more millennials are diagnosed with colon cancer 9 MIN, 13 SEC

Overall rates of colon and rectal cancers have dropped steadily in the U.S. over the past few decades. But for people in their 20s and 30s, colorectal cancer rates have been rising at an alarming rate, and no one knows why. Those are the findings in a new study from the American Cancer Society.

Guests:
Dr. Zuri Murrell, Cedars-Sinai Colorectal Cancer Center (@DrZuriMurrell)

More:
Colorectal Cancer Incidence Patterns in the United States, 1974–2013
Colon and Rectal Cancers Rising in Young People

New Yorker writer on losing everything 15 MIN, 54 SEC

Magazine writer Ariel Levy had it all: cush job, marriage, a baby on the way, vacation place on Long Island. It all fell apart in one month. She lost the baby, her spouse went into rehab for alcoholism, and she had no money. It’s all in her new memoir “The Rules Do Not Apply.”


Ariel Levy is author of the memoir “The Rules Do Not Apply.” (Photo by David Klagsbrun)

Guests:
Ariel Levy, New Yorker

Remembering Chuck Barris, the godfather of the game show 8 MIN, 59 SEC

Chuck Barris passed away yesterday at 87 years old. He created the Gong Show, a platform for amaeatur performers. Some were so terrible that celebrity judges banged a gong to get them offstage when they couldn’t stand watching anymore. Barris also created The Dating Game and the Newlywed Game.

Guests:
Mandel Ilagan, Television producer (@mandelweb)

More:
Chuck Barris, Producer and Personality of ‘Gong Show’ Fame, Dies at 87

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