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'Substandard of Living' and 'Mending Kids'

Landlord Dario Pini calls himself a savior of Santa Barbara's working class, but the District Attorney— and many of his tenants have other words to describe him. SoCal Connected questions one of Southern California's most notorious landlords about allegations that he's more of a slumlord than a savior.

A group of children with facial deformities receive a life changing experience thanks to the efforts of a team of volunteer doctors and nurses. SoCal Connected documents the hometown mission of Mending Kids, a non-profit that provides free surgeries to L.A.'s most vulnerable children. 

 

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Jazz City

For decades Los Angeles has existed in the shadows of New York and Chicago when it comes to jazz, but that's now changing. L.A.'s jazz scene is on the upswing. Meet the people, places and sounds that are putting L.A. jazz back on the map. 

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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? SoCal Connected reports on one of the craziest years for local news in Southern California. Premieres October 9th at 8:00pm.

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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. "SoCal Connected" documents the life and times of Dorsey High's Antonio Carrion.

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Life In Plastic: California’s Recycling Woes

California’s recycling industry struggles as millions in public money sits unspent while landfills fill up, often with items intended to be recycled.

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Divide and Conquer

Gerrymandering is one of the most effective tools to manipulate an election and guarantee a win. "SoCal Connected" profiles how some local governments have used political borders to dilute minorities' power, and what is being done about it. "SoCal Connected" won its first (and KCET's second) Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism for its work on this episode. 

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