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How Secure -- and Accurate -- Are Elections in the United States?

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Election integrity can be a major concern in developing democracies. The United Nations and other organizations often send in teams of neutral observers to help local elections officials ensure the accuracy and fairness of the voting process. But what about here at home? How accurate and fair are elections in a country that holds itself up as the paragon of democracy?

A writer-director and voiceover artist who became obsessed with answering that question is now making a documentary about it. We brought him into the studio to pick his brain and see what he's found out so far.

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How a Coalition Creates Paths to Healing for Young Men of Color

The Brothers, Sons, Selves (BSS) coalition fosters life-affirming spaces for boys and men of color, where justice is rooted in transforming oppressive systems but also in building a trusting and loving community.
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California Braces for Omicron COVID Variant

The omicron variant has not yet entered the U.S., but California is already bracing for a surge in COVID cases.
COP26 Coalition Protestors Take Part In The Global Day of Action for Climate Justice

After a 'Disappointing' UN Climate Summit, California Youth Activists are Back to Work

Youth climate activists have criticized the COP26 pact for being "vague" and failing to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels. For one activist, the disappointment with negotiations at the global level inspired him to focus his work more locally in Southern California.