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Are Doctors Contributing to the Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic?

Doctors write 300 million prescriptions for painkillers every year, enough for every adult American to be medicated 24 hours a day for a month. That statistic is in the Los Angeles Times' investigative series on the role doctors and pharmacists play in the prescription drug crisis.

Journalists Scott Glover and Lisa Girion speak to Madeleine about their findings.

Follow them on Twitter at @ScottGloverLAT and @lisagirion.

 

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An investigation reveals how the state and many cities have let developers get away for decades with not paying their fair share when they replace affordable lodging with luxury hotels up and down California’s coast.

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Born to Run

The Los Angeles Jets youth track and field club is one of the oldest and most established running teams in California. It was founded in South Los Angeles in 1973 by then West Vernon Elementary school teacher Ron Moore.  Five years later James Robertson and Booker Woods joined as coaches and the team became one of the largest co-ed running groups in the city.

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Under Pressure

Parents are willing to spend thousands to get the competitive edge in the college admissions process, but at what cost? Socal Connected takes a revealing look at the high stakes world of the for-profit education consultant business.

The following changes were made to the original episode:
Students featured in the #decisionday section were replaced with new photos.

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Cannabis Country

State and local regulators are overwhelmed and outgunned when it comes to closing down California’s poisonous pot pipeline.

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Fire Station 9

Take a rare behind-the-scenes look inside the busiest fire station in the country, where firefighters act as both primary care providers and emergency responders for the nearly 5,000 people living on Skid Row.

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