Olivia Katrandjian

Retro Report

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Reporter for Retro Report, a weekly video documentary series that examines major news stories from the past and explores what has happened since; co-producer of the documentary SWAT: Mission Creep

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The militarization of local police was a major reason for massive protests last month after Michael Brown was shot by an officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

SWAT’s LA Roots

The militarization of local police was a major reason for massive protests last month after Michael Brown was shot by an officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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Deadly mass shootings occurred in Half Moon Bay and Oakland on Monday, following Saturday’s massacre in Monterey Park.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Though the “Top Gun” and “Avatar” sequels provided Hollywood some relief, the industry is not back to normal, and studios have adopted different strategies for survival.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Panelists discuss the looming battle over raising the debt ceiling, the far-right gaining power in the House, and how the U.S. should respond as Israel moves toward a theocracy.

from Left, Right & Center

Mayor Karen Bass has picked a new head of LA’s homeless services authority. Will a new regime make a difference in reducing the city’s unhoused population?

from Greater LA

Lisa Marie’s sudden death, at age 54, has more women thinking about heart health. The CDC says heart disease is now the leading cause of death for women in the U.S.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The FBI, CIA, NSA and other agencies have historically exploited their power but their limits appear boundless in the modern age.

from Scheer Intelligence

Panelists discuss recent mass shootings in California, Florida’s ban of a high school Advanced Placement course on African American studies, and relating to people with different…

from Left, Right & Center

Heavy rains bring destruction to SoCal, and thousands of residents in Santa Barbara County remain stranded. President Biden declared a state of emergency.

from Greater LA

Political violence is up. But commentator Joe Mathews says elected officials are not just victims of angry constituents, but often perpetrators of poisonous politics themselves.

from Zócalo's Connecting California