Today we start with the news that former Los Angeles undersheriff Paul Tanaka turned himself in to federal authorities this morning. He’s been charged with obstruction of justice. We get an update on the case. Then, a look at the fight over the Brazilian Bahia Emerald, a giant gem currently stored at an undisclosed sheriff’s department facility here in L.A. Next, we turn to the fight over raising L.A.’s minimum wage from $9 to $15. Restaurant owners want tips to count towards the minimum wage, but labor activists oppose that. Then, a look at the state of documentary film and how it’s changed since the 1960s. And finally, it looks like Harry Shearer is leaving The Simpsons after voicing hundreds of characters for nearly three decades.
Paul Tanaka, L.A.’s Minimum Wage, and Harry Shearer Leaves 'The Simpsons'
From this Episode:
Paul Tanaka Indicted
Former Los Angeles undersheriff Paul Tanaka turned himself in to authorities this morning. The FBI and Justice Department charged Tanaka with obstruction of justice,...
8 min, 14 sec
An Epic Emerald Fight
Weighing in at a staggering 840 pounds, the Brazilian Bahia Emerald is thought to be the biggest uncut emerald in the world. It’s being held in an evidence locker at an...
7 min, 56 sec
L.A.’s Minimum Wage War
L.A. is one step closer today to raising the city’s minimum wage from $9 to $15 an hour. Yesterday, a city council committee approved the increase, and the full city council...
10 min, 58 sec
'Iris' and the State of Docs
The new documentary Iris paints a portrait of 93-year-old fashion maven Iris Apfel. It’s a film about an icon, made by another icon, Albert Maysles. It’s also one of his...
14 min, 22 sec