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Solar Panels, Feral Cats, Route 66, Living the Dream

Rooftop solar panels are becoming easier to install and more affordable than ever, providing a growing number of homeowners with cost-effective renewable energy. But big utilities are lobbying against them. Derrick Shore finds out why.

Los Angeles is home to millions of feral cats that wreak havoc in many neighborhoods. However, Judy Muller discovers that the wild felines have vocal, passionate friends who are pushing for a citywide "no-kill" policy.

Val Zavala travels down Route 66 to visit a new exhibit at the Autry National Center exploring the fact and fiction behind the road and its impact on American popular culture.



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Housing Hopes and Promises, 'Feathers of Fire': Shadow Theater

Season 7, Episode 23

For decades, residents in one of LA's biggest public housing projects have been waiting for new homes. Has the time finally come? 

A story from Persian mythology is told in spectacular form with puppets, masks, digital imagery and light. 
 

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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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Urban Coyotes, Beekeeping, the Art of Taxidermy

Season 7, Episode 9

There is a growing awareness and concern about coyotes in Southern California. Many residents are concerned that their pets and even toddlers could be hurt or killed by coyotes. 

For the first time in more than a century, the Los Angeles City Council officially legalized urban beekeeping in single family homes in October 2015.

Taxidermy is very much alive at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.

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Black Lives Matter, Kern County Shootings, Skid Row Cop

Season 7, Episode 11

Shootings of unarmed black males nationwide have ignited discussions about the lack of concern for African-Americans. Following the killings of Michael Brown in Ferguson and Ezell Ford in L.A, the Black Lives Matter movement was formed.

A disproportionate number of police killings sparks demands for change.

A police officer brings authority and humanity to a tough beat. 

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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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