The Cost of Homelessness in LA, a Cambodian Refugee's Story, Friday Film

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We start today with a look at a new report from the city’s administrative officer, which says that L.A. spends $100 million a year on its homeless population. Where does the money go, and why is homelessness on the rise? Next, on the 40th anniversary of the Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia, we hear from a Cambodian refugee who came to Southern California as a child and lives in Long Beach. Then, an interview with a filmmaker who has a new documentary that revives the lost history of Cambodian pop music. And finally, in our Friday film segment, Star Wars, Paul Blart, and more.

Banner Image: Buddhist monk visiting the holy sites around Angkor Wat, Cambodia; Credit: Eric Weinke