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L.A.'s Murals, Citizen Scientists, Guerrilla Gardeners, Jackrabbit Homesteads

Season 6, Episode 18

Ever since Los Angeles lifted its decade-long ban on public murals, artists have been eager to showcase their talents, but getting the necessary approvals can be complicated. As Nic Cha Kim discovers, some murals are also blurring the line between art and advertisement.

Learn how a friendly bet led to a citywide citizen science program. Cara Santa Maria explores how the Natural History Museum's BioSCAN project is helping us discover more about the insects in our own backyards.

A nocturnal group of succulent-loving laborers are transforming ugly patches of neglected public land into gardens. Val Zavala meets up with these "guerrilla gardeners."

The rustic allure of the American West continues to bring creative types to San Bernardino County, where a handful of artists are reclaiming abandoned jackrabbit homesteads and turning them into personal studios.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dangerous Drones, 54 Kitchens, Board Gamers

Season 7, Episode 14

The dramatic rise in drones has sparked new government regulations.

A single building contains 54 commercial kitchens designed to give creative chefs a boost.     

A cafe attracts board game lovers who want a break from tech-based entertainment.
 

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Mountain Lions, 'The Nomad,' Service Dogs

Season 7, Episode 4

The story of two mountain lions trying to survive in an urban environment. 

An artist who is losing her sight has created an exquisite tiny house.

Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are finding help managing their symptoms in man's best friend.

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'Snitch Tank,' Discussing Death, From Art to Dust, Road to Mt. Wilson

Season 7, Episode 15

What went wrong with the “snitch” program in Orange County’s jail that backfired in court?

Death is a topic embraced by some who are willing to face their fears and grief.

In the short documentary "Pardon My Dust," designer Peter Han shares the process behind his transitory creations. 

Rare historic footage reveals the hazardous and windy 9-mile toll road that lured adventurous drivers up to Mount Wilson in the 1920’s.

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Porter Ranch, Meatless Mondays, Alligator Farm

Season 7, Episode 5

The Porter Ranch gas leak, which began in October 2015, has turned into the worst environmental crisis in SoCalGas history. We recount the events and look at what can be done to prevent future disasters.

A city-dwelling 9-year-old activist for the Meatless Mondays visits a farm sanctuary.

Do you remember the Alligator Farm in Lincoln Heights? It opened in 1907 near Mission Road and Lincoln Park Avenue.

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Part-Time Blues

They look the same, dress the same, get the same training and wear the same badge, but they're not full-time cops, and they're not even paid. Meet the members of the Los Angeles Police Department's Reserve Corps, the regular citizens who back up the city's 10,000 cops and whose numbers are on the rise.

Plus, Is getting from L.A. to San Francisco in less than three hours worth $40 billion? Or more? The promise - and very steep cost - of bringing high-speed rail to California. And our commentator Brian Unger throws in his two cents.




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Human Trafficking, Driving in the 1930s, Derelict Icons, Cuddle Sanctuary

Season 7, Episode 24

Young girls sold on the streets of L.A. are victims of human trafficking.

Weekly hug sessions give people the benefits of human touch.

Classic automobiles get new life without losing their weathered charm.

Historical footage of a dangerous Hollywood intersection before traffic signals.

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Special Report: Porter Ranch Gas Leak: What Happens Next?

Season 7, Episode 6

We discuss new developments and what lies ahead for Porter Ranch residents in Part 2 of our special report on Porter Ranch. In the past few weeks, SoCalGas officials confirmed the massive gas leak, which began in October 2015, had been permanently capped. What does this mean for the environment and the conversation surrounding natural gas storage? 

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Organic Waste, U.S. Bank Tower, Educated and Homeless, Handful of Cards

Season 7, Episode 27

Food scraps are turned into fuel at a state-of-the-art Orange County recycling center.

A close-up view of the colorful light show from the top of downtown's U.S. Bank tower. 

A graduate student at UCLA has a secret. He has chosen to live in his car.

The amazing dexterity of twins who have mastered the art of "cardistry." 

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'Snitch Tank,' Discussing Death, 'Pardon My Dust,' Road to Mt. Wilson

Season 7, Episode 7

What went wrong with the “snitch” program in Orange County’s jail that backfired in court?

Death is a topic embraced by some who are willing to face their fears and grief.

In the short documentary "Pardon My Dust," designer Peter Han shares the process behind his transitory creations. 

Rare historic footage reveals the hazardous and windy 9-mile toll road that lured adventurous drivers up to Mount Wilson in the 1920’s.

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