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The Dangers of Cheerleading

Despite the persistent debate over whether cheerleading should be classified as a sport, injuries in the activity are becoming so prevalent that they are now second only to football. As Laura Ling reports, there has been a shift in cheerleading ever since the competitive form started to be televised in the 1980's. No longer just pompoms and chants, cheerleading has grown akin to gymnastics. Since it's not a "sport," there are no trainers, mats, or regulations and the results are downright dangerous. In the studio, Madeleine Brand talks with Pulitzer Prize winning author Lawrence Wright about his new book examining Scientology, "Going Clear".



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Coyote Controversy, Urban Beekeeping, Taxidermy

Season 7, Episode 1

  • 2017-05-27T05:30:00-07:00
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  • 2017-05-28T11:30:00-07:00
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Dangerous Drones, 54 Kitchens, Board Games

More than a million drones have taken flight in the air above us. But they're proving to be dangerous. Authorities say it times to start regulating them. In a simple brick building in Lincoln Heights 54 kitchens and 54 chefs are making unique foods. They couldn't afford their own commercial kitchen, so they've come to LA Prep to scale up their business for a fraction of the cost and half the time. In a digital world full of endless entertainment options, find out why people have rediscovered their love of the old-fashioned board game.

  • 2017-06-01T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-03T05:30:00-07:00
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Season 7 Episode 32

  • 2017-06-06T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-08T14:00:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2017-06-15T14:00:00-07:00
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Season 7 Episode 35

  • 2017-06-20T13:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-22T14:00:00-07:00
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  • 2017-06-24T05:30:00-07:00
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