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If it passes, Prop 64 would legalize recreational marijuana statewide, and cities could make their own rules around the growth, sale and use of weed. But some California cities are pre-emptively banning the sale of recreational pot until they can figure out what to do locally.

Los Angeles voters will also see Measure M on the ballot. It would raise $120 billion over the next 40 years to help fund mass transit expansions. Voters in more than two dozen other metro areas like San Francisco, Seattle and Atlanta are considering similar transit funding measures.

A new study out this week found that people with African-American sounding names -- as opposed to white sounding names -- had to wait longer for Lyft or Uber rides in Seattle, and were twice as likely to be cancelled on in Boston. Airbnb has also faced accusations of discrimination.

A new detective novel by Joe Ide looks follows private investigator Isaiah Quintabe. Also known as IQ, he’s a genius unlicensed PI from east Long Beach, working for the shadiest LA characters.

Pacific Seas is a Tiki bar at Clifton’s Cafeteria, and it opens this weekend. We look at the history of Tiki in LA and its apparent resurgence.

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Banning weed before next week’s election 10 MIN, 48 SEC

Prop 64 would legalize recreational marijuana statewide, and cities could make their own rules around the growth, sale and use of weed. But some cities are pre-emptively banning the sale of recreational pot until they can figure out what they want to do locally.

Guests:
Helene Schneider, City of Santa Barbara (@mayorhelene)
Peter Hecht, Author of "Weed Land", Senior Writer at Sacramento Bee (@phecht_sacbee)

Measure M puts LA at the forefront of public transit funding 6 MIN, 52 SEC

On Nov. 8 voters will see Measure M on the ballot, an initiative that aims to raise $120 billion over the next 40 years to help fund mass transit expansions. Voters in more than two dozen other metro areas -- like San Francisco, Seattle and Atlanta -- are considering similar transit funding measures.

Guests:
Laura Nelson, Los Angeles Times (@laura_nelson)
Martin Wachs, RAND Corporation / University of California (@RANDCorporation)

Is the sharing economy racist? 9 MIN, 15 SEC

A Stanford/MIT/University of Washington study out this week found that people with African-American sounding names -- as opposed to white sounding names -- had to wait longer for Lyft or Uber rides in Seattle, and were twice as likely to be cancelled on in Boston. Airbnb has also ran into issues with discrimination.

Guests:
Tanvi Misra, CityLab (@Tanvim)

Japanese American author creates the Sherlock Holmes of South LA 12 MIN, 10 SEC

Most people would call the police if an attempt was made on their life. But when when LA’s shadiest characters need help, they call Isaiah Quintabe, also known as IQ. He’s a genius unlicensed private investigator from east Long Beach and the subject of Joe Ide’s new detective novel.

Guests:
Joe Ide, Author

IQ

Joe Ide

Where to get the best Mai Tai in LA 8 MIN, 51 SEC

Pacific Seas is a Tiki bar at Clifton’s Cafeteria, and it opens this weekend. We look at the history of Tiki in LA and its apparent resurgence.

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

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