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The New App Economy

As technology becomes ubiquitous and jobs continue to be in short supply, Brian Rooney reports on the "App Economy," a class of smartphone applications that help people find employment. Next, Leah Busque, founder and CEO of TaskRabbit, discusses the new online application that connects neighbors for service networking. Also, Madeleine Brand discusses Wall Street's record-breaking streak and how it may affect the state's economy with Chris Thornberg, founding partner of Beacon Economics, LLC and one of California's leading economists. Finally, Val Zavala and Madeleine Brand interview Ramiro Gomez Jr., a young Chicano artist whose art documents the hard work and dedication of L.A's domestic workers.



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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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