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Building Healthy Communities: The Importance of Mentors

Building Healthy Communities is a 10-year, one billion dollar initiative that hopes to transform 14 California Communities. It is bringing together residents, grassroots organizations, policy makers and others to work on an action plan to address health inequality.  Two local residents taking action are Lucy Herrera, of Boyle Height and Karla Ortiz of East LA. They discuss their work with local organizations and why policy makers should invest in youth.

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Karla Ortiz & Lucy Herrera
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Karla Ortiz & Lucy Herrera

Karla Ortiz, Youth Organizer with the East Los Angeles Women's Center, and & Lucy Herrera, Leadership Program manager for Legacy LA, are working to help improve the lives of people in their community.
Season 2 Episode 11
John Ridley continues to tackle subjects that are relevant to today’s America.
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John Ridley - Uncompromising in Hollywood

Oscar-winning filmmaker John Ridley discusses race in the entertainment industry, his multi-platform work; and the changes in film and television consumption.
Season 2 Episode 10
Adam Steltzner - From Rocker to Rocket Scientist
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Adam Steltzner - From Rocker to Rocket Scientist

NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover lead engineer -- sending another Rover in 2020.
Season 2 Episode 9
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Jennifer Ito
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25:00
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Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Jennifer Ito

Jennifer Ito and Marqueece Harris Dawson discuss L.A.'s income inequality and economy.
Season 2 Episode 8
Chris Hughes & Natalie Foster - Universal Basic Income
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25:02
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Chris Hughes & Natalie Foster - Universal Basic Income

Chris Hughes and Natalie Foster explain why a Universal Basic Income is needed.
Season 2 Episode 7
Susan Burton - A New Way of Life
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25:02
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Susan Burton - A New Way of Life

Burton is a reform activist running a non-profit helping women released from prison.
Season 2 Episode 6
Dr. Maja Mataric
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Dr. Maja Mataric

USC Professor Mataric is developing robots that will work in healthcare.
Season 2 Episode 5
Manuel Pastor - Immigration: Fiction, Fear, and Fact
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Manuel Pastor - Immigration: Fiction, Fear, and Fact

Immigration expert Manuel Pastor talks on the real issue of immigration.
Season 2 Episode 4
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