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FROM Michell Eloy
How we talk to kids about legal cannabis How are Southern California parents talking to their kids about marijuana, now that it is legal for those over 21? Informal conversations around the region find different messages from parents in different areas.
Drug Education in the era of legal weed D.A.R.E. was once the most widely used school-based substance abuse prevention program in the country. And it was invented right here in Los Angeles. With pot now legal here in California, LAUSD is trying more a more subtle approach to educating kids about the dangers of marijuana use.
Drug education in the era of legal weed D.A.R.E. was once the most widely used school-based substance abuse prevention program in the country, and it was invented right here in Los Angeles. With pot now legal here in California, LAUSD is trying more a more subtle approach to educating kids about the dangers of marijuana use.
It’s tricky making weed ads unattractive to kids Federal, state and local government restrict ads for tobacco and alcohol products. They’re figuring out how to do the same with newly legalized recreational cannabis in California, and specifically looking at how to ensure that weed ads don’t appeal to kids and teens. Photo of a cannabis billboard by Michell Eloy.
Ethan Hawke on ‘Blaze’ and why he’s uneasy about his own fame Ethan Hawke’s latest movie, “Blaze,” is about little-known country folk singer Blaze Foley. Foley struggled for years, writing and performing in anonymity. Foley was shot and killed in 1989, at age 39.
When pregnant women use weed, how could it affect the baby? It’s been almost a year since California legalized recreational marijuana sales. But there are still a lot of unknowns about cannabis, including the potential health risks associated with its use. KCRW producer Michell Eloy has been reporting on how public health is trying to catch up to the industry. Today she reports on a growing trend of women turning to pot during pregnancy.
Neil deGrasse Tyson on whether war in space is coming Neil deGrasse Tyson says astrophysicists are mostly peace-loving scientists, but have always been complicit in warfare. He also explains what war in space could look like, but why it’s unlikely to happen. His new book is titled “Accessory to War.”
Chloe Sevigny on playing a suspected axe murderer Since the ‘90s, Chloe Sevigny has acted in scores of TV shows and movies, including “Boys Don’t Cry,” which earned her an Oscar nomination. Now she’s starring in a new film about Lizzie Borden, who was suspected of murdering her father and stepmom in 1892.
Doors open at LA’s newest homeless shelter LA has a plan to put an emergency homeless shelter in every city council district. The first is a little village of trailers in a parking lot near Olvera Street.
How a White House staffer became a victim of the opioid crisis More than 70,000 people died from drug overdoses last year. Many more people are struggling with addiction and recovery. Former White House staffer Ryan Hampton spent 10 years as an addict. He’s now in long-term recovery.
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown on his climate efforts Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Monday that commits the state to generating all its retail electricity from renewables, and becoming carbon-neutral by 2045. Some environmentalists applaud the move. But others say he needs to do more for California in particular, and has permitted some 20,000 new oil wells in the state.
CBS after Les Moonves Les Moonves ran CBS for 15 years. Then the New Yorker published a story that included detailed accounts of alleged sexual assault. On Sunday, CBS announced Moonves left the company and would not receive any of his exit compensation. CBS also said it would donate $20 million to a #metoo organization.
Elon Musk lights up on Joe Rogan's show Tesla CEO Elon Musk went on Joe Rogan’s podcast Thursday night. He smoked weed and used a flamethrower, and talked about all kinds of things: LA traffic, the end of the universe, virtual reality, why other people wouldn’t want to be him.
LA Latina rappers try to make it in a man's hip-hop world We meet two Latina rappers trying to make it in hip-hop, putting out a steady stream of mixtapes and videos on YouTube, and finding new fans overseas.
How José Andrés fed Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit José Andrés had been a critic of President Trump before Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. But when Andrés and his charity World Central Kitchen arrived in Puerto Rico to help, he was shocked by the slow speed of the response. He writes about his experience in a new book.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyoncé take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."