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Young Pilots Get Ready for Take Off

At an airport in Compton, a remarkable program is teaching kids to fly before they can drive. Anchor Val Zavala met 7-year-old Lauro Banuelos, one of hundreds of young people who are learning to fly airplanes and helicopters at "Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum" founded by Tuskegee Airmen and ace helicopter pilot Robin Petgrave. It's an inspiring program that is lifting hundreds of Compton kids beyond their circumstances.

Featuring Interviews With:

  • Robin Petgrave, founder, Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum
  • Lauro Banuelos, 7-year-old pilot
  • Macarthur Dandridge, Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum student/pilot
  • Cynthia Hernandez, Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum student/pilot
  • Mykayla Paschal, Tomorrow's Aeronautical Museum student/pilot

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S8 E2: Coastal Housing Crisis

SUBSTANDARD OF LIVING

In this episode, SoCal Connected's Deepa Dernandes meets with Dario Pini, a landlord who calls himself a savior of Santa Barbara’s working class, but the City—and many of his tenants—have a different take on Pini. SoCal Connected looks at whether this self-proclaimed savior is actually a slumlord, and why it's taken officials nearly three decades to stop him.


BACK FROM THE BRINK

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SoCal Connected

They’re tiny, weaponized, and carry a potentially deadly payload. They’re called “Assassin Bugs” and they can be as common as the backyard mosquito or as exotic as the so-called “kissing bug"--and they're here in Southern California, spreading some of the deadliest - and neglected- diseases in the world. a group of children with facial birthmarks and deformities receive a life changing experience thanks to the efforts of a team of volunteer doctors and nurses.

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