Cities nationwide held massive rallies over the weekend protesting President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy and the separation of kids from their parents at the border. A federal judge in San Diego ruled that families must be reunited within 30 days. And several states have filed a lawsuit against the administration, calling for a process to reunite families. We speak with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra about all this and more.
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Last week, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law new protections that give you the right to know what information companies like Facebook and Google are collecting about you -- and who they’re sharing it with. The law also makes it easier for consumers to sue after a data breach. All this goes into effect in 2020.
L.A. City Council will vote tomorrow on a plan that could pave the way for up to 6,000 new housing units near the Expo Line by 2035. It’s a model city leaders hope to emulate all over the city: dense housing near public transportation. Many homeowners here are embracing it.
Director Debra Granik thinks the American mainstream focuses too much on commercialism and celebrity culture. So she tells the stories of people living on the margins. Her latest film, “Leave No Trace,” is about a veteran raising his daughter off the grid in the woods in Oregon -- until they’re discovered.
Thomasin Harcourt-McKenzie (left) and director Debra Granik (right)
on the set of "Leave No Trace." Credit: Scott Green / Bleecker Street
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie and Ben Foster in "Leave No Trace."
Credit: Scott Green / Bleecker Street
Debra Granik, filmmaker, “Leave No Trace”
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