We start by talking to the managing director of the Midnight Mission on Skid Row, where celebrities and regular citizens alike will be serving up Thanksgiving meals to the homeless tomorrow. Then, a look at some new science on how addiction works, including a recent study on alcoholism from the Centers for Disease Control. Next up, the EPA is proposing new, tighter rules on ozone emissions: What does it mean for Southern California? We hear from legendary talk show host Dick Cavett about his new memoir, and, finally, in our weekly web roundup we discuss how the situation in Ferguson, Mo., is playing out in social media.
Giving Thanks on Skid Row, the Science of Addiction, and Dick Cavett
From this Episode:
Clancy of the Midnight Mission
Thanksgiving is a rare day on L.A.’s Skid Row, when you can find celebrities and city officials serving up meals to the homeless. The Midnight Mission is especially popular...
9 min, 9 sec
The Science of Addiction
The Centers for Disease Control has released a surprising new report saying that only 10 percent of heavy drinkers actually meet the criteria for alcoholism. The study is...
8 min, 53 sec
New Smog Rules
The Environmental Protection Agency proposed new smog rules today. The stricter standards target smog-producing factories and power plants by limiting how much ozone they...
8 min, 5 sec
Dick Cavett on “Brief Encounters”
Dick Cavett was always an unusual TV talk show host. He’s a Yale-educated literary buff known for interviews that flow more like conversations between old friends. During...
12 min, 52 sec