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Rx Dangers: Panel Discussion

In our story "Rx Dangers," we took a look at the epidemic of prescription drug abuse, which is now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Host Val Zavala, correspondent Michael Okwu, and drug addiction specialist Dr. Matt Torrington discuss the rise in prescription drug use and why it is a growing problem.

 

 

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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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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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