Private Property sign in foreground with beach behind it | Still from "Access Denied" on SoCal Connected

Vows and Votes

A look at the high-stakes, emotionally-charged battle behind Proposition 8, the November ballot that, if passed, would ban same-sex marriages in California. Supporters argue passing the measure is essential to protect "traditional values" and the sanctity of marriage between a man and a woman. Opponents say that the initiative is a bigoted attempt to snatch a newly-won but fundamental right away from gay and lesbian Californians.

The conflict over Proposition 8 has turned California into a central battlefield in America's on-going culture wars. In this story we visit the frontlines of the conflict, and explore how each side is using moral arguments, records amounts of cash, and hardball politics to make sure it's idea of what marriage should be prevails.

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People vs. Kiera Newsome

One woman strives to prove her innocence from behind bars, while a team of pro-bono lawyers and students fight the odds to get her out.

  • 2020-12-02T21:00:00-08:00
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Cannabis Country

State and local regulators are overwhelmed and outgunned when it comes to closing down California’s poisonous pot pipeline.

  • 2020-12-09T21:00:00-08:00
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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.

  • 2020-12-16T21:00:00-08:00
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Access Denied

An investigation reveals how the state and many cities have let developers get away for decades with not paying their fair share when they replace affordable lodging with luxury hotels up and down California’s coast.

  • 2020-12-23T21:00:00-08:00
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