Rain, Race, Oscars and Bieber

A dry, thirsty Southern California is drinking up today’s rare rainfall. But are we doing enough to take advantage of it? We find out how we can do more. Plus, President Obama unveiled a new initiative this week to help young men of color succeed in America. But does it go far enough? We also discuss what Justin Bieber’s public meltdown indicates about our culture as a whole. We preview this Sunday’s big Oscars show. And we look at two films that tackle the same issue: One was made by a Palestinian filmmaker, the other by an Israeli.

Banner image: Rain over Los Angeles; credit: Nathan Gibbs