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SoCal Connected: Driving While Distracted

Driving While Distracted - SoCal Connected investigates, in partnership with Car & Driver Magazine, the latest danger on the road, texting while driving. In a series of real-time road tests, we demonstrate what happens when you text and drive, a practice so dangerous that 14 states have already outlawed it. SoCal Connected also looks at other driver distractions, including the latest "hands-free" technology, which may not be as safe as is commonly advertised.Distracted - In an essay about excessive accessibility, humorist Brian Unger remembers when we used to do our best thinking when we were alone and quiet. Now, he wonders, we have turned into a society that does our best texting while driving.



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S8 E2: Coastal Housing Crisis

SUBSTANDARD OF LIVING

In this episode, SoCal Connected's Deepa Dernandes meets with Dario Pini, a landlord who calls himself a savior of Santa Barbara’s working class, but the City—and many of his tenants—have a different take on Pini. SoCal Connected looks at whether this self-proclaimed savior is actually a slumlord, and why it's taken officials nearly three decades to stop him.


BACK FROM THE BRINK

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They’re tiny, weaponized, and carry a potentially deadly payload. They’re called “Assassin Bugs” and they can be as common as the backyard mosquito or as exotic as the so-called “kissing bug"--and they're here in Southern California, spreading some of the deadliest - and neglected- diseases in the world. a group of children with facial birthmarks and deformities receive a life changing experience thanks to the efforts of a team of volunteer doctors and nurses.

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