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On the Media is the program for people eager to challenge their assumptions. Every week, it uses the media as a magnifying glass to reveal the deeper truths behind the daily onslaught of information.

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An investigation by the Ventura County Fire Department says power lines owned by Southern California Edison started the Thomas Fire.

from The 805

According to an investigative report released by the Ventura County Fire Department , power lines operated by SoCal Edison were responsible for igniting the Thomas Fire.

from The 805

Executive editor Nick Welsh at the Santa Barbara Independent talks through some of the biggest local stories of the week, including Santa Barbara City Council’s decision to back…

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This weekend, ultramarathons are descending on Santa Barbara’s frontcountry for the annual    Nine Trails Race   , a 35-mile trail run in the Los Padres National Forest.

Fire and mud can’t stop this Santa Barbara ultramarathon

This weekend, ultramarathons are descending on Santa Barbara’s frontcountry for the annual Nine Trails Race , a 35-mile trail run in the Los Padres National Forest.

from The 805

Democratic candidates are getting their days in the sun

Beto & Buttigieg & Biden & Yang

Democratic candidates are getting their days in the sun

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President Trump tweeted yesterday that it is time for the U.S. to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Israel took that land from Syria in 1967.

Ahead of Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to Washington, where do US-Israeli relations stand?

President Trump tweeted yesterday that it is time for the U.S. to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Israel took that land from Syria in 1967.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s been nearly four months since Alex Villanueva was sworn in as the 33rd Sheriff of Los Angeles County.

LA Sheriff Alex Villanueva on his mistakes, and violence at the county jail

It’s been nearly four months since Alex Villanueva was sworn in as the 33rd Sheriff of Los Angeles County.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

It’s been nearly four months since Alex Villanueva was sworn in as sheriff of LA County. He campaigned on a message of “reform, rebuild and restore.”

LA Sheriff Alex Villanueva on his mistakes and what’s next

It’s been nearly four months since Alex Villanueva was sworn in as sheriff of LA County. He campaigned on a message of “reform, rebuild and restore.”

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Our critics review Jordan Peele’s “Us,” a thriller starring Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke, about a family that gets terrorized at their beachfront home by doppelgängers;  “Hotel…

How accurately does ‘Hotel Mumbai’ retell the 2008 terrorist attack on the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel?

Our critics review Jordan Peele’s “Us,” a thriller starring Lupita Nyong'o and Winston Duke, about a family that gets terrorized at their beachfront home by doppelgängers;  “Hotel…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Three-quarters of American adults need glasses. A new pair can cost hundreds of dollars- part of a $100 billion industry. We learn how eyewear companies are manipulating the market.

Why are your glasses so expensive?

Three-quarters of American adults need glasses. A new pair can cost hundreds of dollars- part of a $100 billion industry. We learn how eyewear companies are manipulating the market.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Candace Owens is a conservative black activist and communications director for the conservative student group called Turning Point.

Conservative activist Candace Owens calls for African Americans to leave the Democratic party

Candace Owens is a conservative black activist and communications director for the conservative student group called Turning Point.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand