Leimert Park, Gibbon Conservation Center, Underground Shelters, Charles Phoenix

Season 6, Episode 5:

Leimert Park is a vibrant neighborhood with a rich cultural history and deep roots in the city's African-American community. Nic Cha Kim explores how recent gentrification efforts have transformed the area -- a change that some fear may cause Leimert Park to lose its unique character.

Meet the rarest group of apes in the Western Hemisphere as Nick Hardcastle journeys inside the Gibbon Conservation Center.

Dystopian fears are driving many to spend big money on state-of-the-art underground shelters. Vince Gonzeles examines the booming doomsday business.

Meet humorist, author, and pop-culture performer Charles Phoenix, whose collection of 200,000 Kodachrome slides offers a colorful and hilarious glimpse of American family life in the 1950s and 60s.






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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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Hyperloop, Robotic Parking, Vintage Steam Train

Season 7, Episode 21

Two competing L.A. companies are developing a "hyperloop" to move people at 750 mph in a frictionless tube. Can it really work?

At a high-tech garage in West Hollywood a computerized robotic system 'stacks' cars for efficient use of parking space.

In Fillmore, a 1913 steam powered locomotive is still going strong giving passengers an authentic taste of classic railroad travel. 

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Bugs as Food, Freezing Plants, Eco-Village, Penguins and iPads

Season 7, Episode 28

The popularity of bugs as food is growing. Could insects be our next big food source?

A scientist at the Huntington Botanical Gardens is finding a way to freeze succulents that could go extinct.

The Eco-Village is an “intentional community” of people who live sustainably, affordably and cooperatively in the middle of LA.

Penguins at the Aquarium of the Pacific enjoy chasing virtual mice on an IPad.


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Tree Canopies, Endangered White Rhinos, From Food to Fuel

Season 7, Episode 22

How the "canopy" from shade trees can help our environment.

White rhino Nola was the Safari Park's signature animal, but now she's a symbol of extinction.

Food scraps from UC Irvine’s commissary used to be sent to landfills where it  produced destructive greenhouse gases.

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Season 7 Episode 31

Microbeads Micro Pollution -m A tiny source of water pollution is coming from some skin care products. Night Runners - Running through L.A. at night is not scary when you're part of a crowd. Slab City - Is there still a place in America where you can live for free? Banana Museum - One man's obsession becomes a tourist attraction.

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The Wrongly Convicted

Season 7, Episode 18

A special in-depth look at two men who were imprisoned for crimes they did not commit and their efforts to get just compensation after being freed. 

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