SOCAL CONNECTED “The Fight To Know”

Godfather of Props

If you're feeling "prop mania" this election cycle, you may have Paul Mandabach to thank. He's the man sometimes dubbed "The Godfather of Propositions." Mandabach is often credited with mastering the business of marketing propositions. In a rare and candid show-and-tell, he reveals his trade secrets to anchor Val Zavala. Mandabach unmasks the strategies that have persuaded voters so often that his firm has a 90 percent win rate. We learn how the initiatives he has helped pass have changed the state already and could impact it for decades to come.

 

 

 

 

 

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Fire Station 9

Take a rare behind-the-scenes look inside the busiest fire station in the country, where firefighters act as both primary care providers and emergency responders for the nearly 5,000 people living on Skid Row.

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Born to Run

The Los Angeles Jets youth track and field club is one of the oldest and most established running teams in California. It was founded in South Los Angeles in 1973 by then West Vernon Elementary school teacher Ron Moore.  Five years later James Robertson and Booker Woods joined as coaches and the team became one of the largest co-ed running groups in the city.

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Who Killed Josiah?

A Humboldt town is polarized over allegations of racism and police incompetence surrounding the death of college student Josiah Lawson. 

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Life In Plastic: California’s Recycling Woes

As California deals with the fallout of a global waste crisis, plastic manufacturers continue to spread misleading information about recycling, while spending big on lobbying efforts to keep their products on the shelves.

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Under Pressure

Parents are willing to spend thousands to get the competitive edge in the college admissions process, but at what cost? Socal Connected takes a revealing look at the high stakes world of the for-profit education consultant business.

The following changes were made to the original episode:
Students featured in the #decisionday section were replaced with new photos.

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