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Photo: Eric Garcetti arrives at the 89th Academy Awards - Oscars Red Carpet - Hollywood, California, U.S. - 26/02/17 (Mario Anzuoni/ Reuters)

LA election: Victory for status quo 9 MIN, 19 SEC

Tuesday’s election in Los Angeles gave a big win to Mayor Eric Garcetti and the city council members up for re-election. Also, voters rejected a measure that would have temporarily stopped development. We get reaction from Councilmember Jose Huizar.

Guests:
José Huizar, Los Angeles City Council (@josehuizar)

LA housing as a game of musical chairs 7 MIN, 52 SEC

We find out what the no vote on Measure S means for the future of LA’s skyline and the future of downtown.

Guests:
Mott Smith, Civic Enterprise (@CivicEnterprise)

More:
What's next after Measure S? L.A. must tackle the issues brought up during the campaign, advocates say

Will LA Mayor Garcetti run for governor? 7 MIN, 29 SEC

Eric Garcetti’s re-election victory gives him momentum for a possible gubernatorial run. We talk about how that race is shaping up. It now includes a Republican who wants big money out of politics.

Guests:
Carla Marinucci, Politico (@cmarinucci)

More:
GOP businessman John Cox enters CA governor's race, but stays mum on Trump

The science behind making a hit 15 MIN, 48 SEC

The Mona Lisa, Star Wars, and the song “Rock Around the Clock” are all hits. But why? There’s luck but also a science behind creating hits. A new book explains: “Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction.”

Guests:
Derek Thompson, The Atlantic (@DKThomp)

More:
The Four-Letter Code to Selling Just About Anything

How a school for Muslim kids teaches the Trump presidency 9 MIN, 10 SEC

Students in South LA responded to President Donald Trump’s policies by putting on a play about him. They attend ISLAH Academy, a private Islamic school for African-American Muslims.

 
Ahmed Toure as Donald Trump (Courtesy of Larry Hirshowitz)

 

Guests:
David Weinberg, Producer (@randomtape)

More:
One Islamic school’s unique play about Donald Trump

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