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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

Full Episodes

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'Ethical Dilemmas of Unused Embryos' and 'Patagonia's Workplace Paradise'

They’re called maybe babies... nearly a million frozen embryos stored in labs across the nation. They’re at the heart of a daunting decision for thousands couples--and a brave new world for others. Welcome to the newest controversy around creating human life.

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'Bail Bonds', 'The Comeback Kids' and 'School of Good Works'

The price of freedom for some in the Los Angeles County Jail system is simply to high a cost. As much as a quarter of the 17,000 in LA's jails are there simply because they cannot make bail. People who can't bail out are more likely to plea to a crime just to go free and more likely to receive longer sentences than those who have the funds make bail.

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'L.A.'s Housing', 'Animal Court' and 'A Family Fighting Climate Change'

As new developments pop up all over LA, many are asking, 'Who Approved that?' Exclusive: What happens when dogs have behaved badly - or accused of it? They end up in LA's animal hearings. A local family cuts its climate change contributions by ninety percent.

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SoCal Connected

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SoCal Connected

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