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Will Google walkout change sexual harassment culture? 8 MIN, 36 SEC

Google workers are walking out of their offices round the world. The protests come after massive private payments to men accused of sexual harassment and assault. Employees at Google want an end to mandatory arbitration and want to see more transparency.

Guests:
Caroline O'Donovan, senior technology reporter for BuzzFeed News (@ceodonovan)

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Google Staffers Are Telling Stories Of Sexual Harassment At A Global Walkout

Why millions are flowing into the state Superintendent of Public Instruction race 7 MIN, 40 SEC

The race for California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction is one of the most expensive state races in the nation. At $50 million, there’s more money flowing into this race than most U.S Senate campaigns. Both candidates are Democrats. Tony Thurmond is a state assemblyman from Richmond. Marshall Tuck used to run a charter school network.

Guests:
Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times (@howardblume )

What you need to know about Measure W 8 MIN, 13 SEC

California has long had a problem of rainwater washing out to the ocean -- instead of filtering into groundwater aquifers. There’s an LA County proposition on the ballot designed to help deal with that issue. Measure W adds a tax on property owners. The funds raised go toward capturing, treating, and recycling rainwater.

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

Why epilepsy is so complicated to diagnose 15 MIN, 33 SEC


Author and neurologist Suzanne O’Sullivan. Photo credit: Jonathan Greet

A woman suddenly gets up and starts running. A man sees seven cartoon dwarves run across the room. They are all manifestations of an epileptic seizure. We think of seizures as people falling to the ground, unconscious, convulsing, and frothing at the mouth. But epilepsy can present in many different ways, which can make it tricky to diagnose. Suzanne O’Sullivan is a neurologist who has spent years diagnosing and treating patients with epilepsy.

Guests:
Dr. Suzanne O’Sullivan, neurologist and author of “Brainstorm: Detective Stories from the World of Neurology

Brainstorm

Suzanne O'Sullivan

Climate scientist tries teaching ‘Fortnite’ gamers about global warming 8 MIN, 52 SEC

MIT grad student Henri Drake has an idea to get more people paying attention to climate change. Twice a week, he plays the popular video game Fortnite, while explaining climate change to his fellow players. He also allows other players to watch him play live on the popular streaming website Twitch.

Guests:
Henri Drake, graduate student in climate science at MIT

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The Most Important Video Game on the Planet

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