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Zumba: Feminism-powered Fitness

Three nights a week in a neighborhood in El Monte, women do their hair and makeup as if they were going out on the town. Instead they are headed to an intensive exercise class. Reporter Cara Santa Maria discovered how a Zumba class can do much more than burn calories; it can unite a group of Latinas who are making their bodies, friendships, and community stronger.

Featuring Interviews With:

  • Dionne Espinoza, professor, Chicano Studies, Liberal Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies at California State University, Los Angeles.
  • Judith Olalde, Zumba student.
  • Veronica Marquez, Zumba instructor

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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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