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In 'Special Special Special,' Maria Bamford Finds the Funny in Her Mental Illness

When Maria Bamford steps onto the stage, nothing is off limits. She is fearless. And in her last comedy special, appropriately named "The Special Special Special,"the acclaimed comedian very openly discusses the not-so-funny topic of mental illness, from which she suffers.

She talked to Madeleine about dealing with mental illness, her career, and her parents - as only she can.

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For decades Los Angeles has lived in the shadows of New York and Chicago when it comes to the jazz, but that's now changing. LA's jazz scene is on the upswing. Meet the people, places and sounds that are putting LA jazz back on the map.
Season 9 Episode 1010
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It's Not Easy Being Green

Chopped down trees, unspent money, building homes thirty feet from the freeway: Is the city of Los Angeles falling down on the job when it comes to certain environmental policies? Socal Connected investigates.
Season 9 Episode 1009
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Under the Influence

Influencers - they are powerful, persuasive, and they are everywhere. You may not know it, but you could be living under the influence.
Season 9 Episode 1007
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People vs. Kiera Newsome

One woman strives to prove her innocence from behind bars, while a team of pro-bono lawyers and students fight the odds to get her out.
Season 9 Episode 1005
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Blood Money

A look at the profiteering behind two of America's fastest growing diseases affecting millions of Californians.
Season 9 Episode 1004
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Divide and Conquer

"SoCal Connected" profiles how some local governments have used political borders to dilute minorities' power, and what is being done about it.
Season 9 Episode 1003
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Out of Bounds

One of the nation's top high school athletes was on a path to the NFL, but instead became the poster child for what's wrong with L.A.'s mental Health system.
Season 9 Episode 1002
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The News Blues

The LA Times may have found its savior in Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, but how will the other local newsrooms in LA be rescued?
Season 9 Episode 1001
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