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

Why We Find President Lincoln So Fascinating

Daniel Day-Lewis' portrayal of the 16th President in Steven Spielberg's new movie "Lincoln" is very different from the one we've come to know from previous movies, history books, or the animatronic Abe at Disneyland. Other presidents have led us in crises, steered us through wars, been cut down by assassins. But Abraham Lincoln fascinates us like no other. In fact, there have been over 15,000 books written on Lincoln. Madeleine Brand talks to Dr. Ronald White, one of the country's foremost experts on The Great Emancipator, to find out why he is still such an important historical and cultural figure.

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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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The New Normal

California's wildfires are more severe and deadlier than ever before. Debates are raging as to what to do, who will pay for billions of dollars in damage and what can be done to lessen the destruction as California adjusts to its new normal: year-around fire.

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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.

  • 2020-10-06T14:30:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2020-10-14T22:00:00-07:00
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