Recycling center employees sorting through materials | Still from SoCal Connected episode, "Life in Plastic: California's Recycling Woes"

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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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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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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The Fight to Know

An investigation into once secret files involving hundreds of police departments reveals decades of misconduct among California’s rank and file.

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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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