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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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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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