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We start today with a look at the sexual assault allegations at Venice High School: A defense lawyer explains the legal issues at play, a teacher at the school describes concerns about the lax security system there, and a we hear from a woman who works with schools on preventing sexual assault. Then, New York City cops have been editing Wikipedia pages related to the department. Speaking of Wikipedia, “Press Play” producer Matt Holzman recently attended a Wikipedia editathon aimed at getting more women represented in the online encyclopedia. He tells the story, and also speaks to an artist about how her page was created. And finally, a look at how Chinatown is once again a hot L.A. food destination--just not for Chinese food.

Banner Image: Venice High School logo (Venice, California)

Venice High School Shaken by Sexual Assault Allegations 11 MIN, 21 SEC

Parents and teachers were shocked when an 11th student was arrested, yesterday, at Venice High School for alleged sex crimes. Ten others, all boys from 14 to 17 years old, were arrested Friday, and police are still looking for three other students. The arrests are connected to alleged sex crimes against two female students over a period of more than a year. According to authorities, some of the incidents were coerced and some were consensual. We hear about the legal ins and outs from a defense attorney, and concerns about the high school’s security from a teacher there.

Leonard Levine, defense attorney
Dennis Danziger, Venice High School

Preventing High School Sexual Assaults 7 MIN, 34 SEC

In the wake of arrests at Venice High School, we look at how campuses can foster safety and curriculum designed to prevent teen sexual violence. From how to draw boundaries with a partner, to respectful use of social media, groups like Break the Cycle talk with teens about healthy romantic and sexual relationships. With budget cuts reducing the number of counselors, the need is ever-growing. One in ten girls report having been raped by a peer, according to the Centers for Disease Control. One in three experiences some form of dating violence, Break the Cycle says.

Kelley Hampton, Break the Cycle (@grannykellz)

NYPD Edited Controversial Wikipedia Pages 9 MIN, 46 SEC

Anonymous edits to Wikipedia pages that deal with the New York Police Department have been traced to computers on NYPD servers. The edits have appeared in entries on pages like the “Death of Eric Garner,” prominent figures in New York police leadership and the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk program. All of it was altered in what appears to be an attempt to whitewash questionable actions by the police. That goes against Wikipedia’s conflict of interest guidelines. How did it get uncovered, and has it shaken public confidence in the transparency of the NYPD?

Kelly Weill, Capital New York (@kellyweill)

Edits to Wikipedia pages on Bell, Garner, Diallo traced to 1 Police Plaza

Inside a Wikipedia Editathon 9 MIN, 30 SEC

When you search Google for “George Washington” or “semiconductor,” the Wikipedia entry is the first thing that comes up. That shouldn't be too surprising - Wikipedia is the seventh most visited website in the world. About 100 million Americans visit every month. The problem is that the people who create Wikipedia pages are overwhelmingly young, white and male. An array of “editathons” have popped up to diversify Wikipedia’s content.  Press Play producer Matt Holzman attended a recent “Art and Feminism” editathon, and reports from the scene. He also spoke to a female artist about her new Wikipedia page, which came out of the event.

East of Borneo's Stacey Allan shows a group of volunteers the basics of editing Wikipedia.

It is what it is.

Volunteer Penny Richards is creating Wiki entries for artists who've won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Caucus for Art.

Penny's shirt is hilarious...if you know about editing Wikipedia.

Books with post-its for research.

Folders filled with research about women artists who don't have Wiki entries.

Volunteers editing Wikipedia.

The list of volunteers and the artists they're creating posts for.

Matt Holzman, Producer, 'The Document' (@KCRW_Matt)
Catherine Murphy, artist

Catherine Murphy (artist) - Wikipedia entry
Unforgetting L.A.

Chinatown Rising 6 MIN, 48 SEC

L.A.’s Chinatown has ceded most of its food prestige to the San Gabriel Valley over the past few decades. But lately the neighborhood has been getting its cuisine groove back with a spate of new, trendy restaurants like Pok Pok L.A., Chego and Little Jewel. Surprisingly, none of these new restaurants serve Chinese food.

Katherine Spiers, LA Weekly; Producer of Smarth Mouth (@katherinespiers)

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