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SoCal terror plot thwarted, Manzanar pilgrimage, John Singleton's legacy

Published April 29, 2019 at 8:13 AM PDT
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We find out what's in the new State Assembly blue-ribbon commission report on early childhood education. And, we tag along for a visit to the Japanese internment camp at Manzanar. Plus, Cherie Moraga shares her story in Native Country of the Heart.

LA Terrorism plot

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has taken former U.S. Army infantryman Mark Steven Domingo into custody. He was arrested Friday night after taking delivery of what he thought was a live bomb from an undercover law enforcement officer. The U.S. Department of Justice was one of several agencies involved in thwarting the plot.


  • Nick Hanna, U.S. Attorney for the Central District of California

Soft Targets

Monday's events and the attack at Congregation Chabad in Poway, north of San Diego over the weekend mark a startling trend. Anti-Semitic acts are on the rise both here and abroad. And it marks yet another attack on a place of worship. Sacred spaces have long been known for their vulnerabilities —and the events of this weekend raise more questions about how to prevent future acts of violence.


  • Errol Southers, professor of practice in national and homeland security at the University of Southern California

Jewish Federation LA

How local congregations are reacting to the recent shooting at a synagogue in Poway, California.


  • Jay Sanderson, Jewish Federation of Greater LA 

LA's Green New Deal

Monday, LA Mayor Garcetti announced the city's Green New Deal. That's the plan to make Los Angeles a more sustainable city by encouraging dramatically more electric cars, renewable energy and cleaner buildings by the mid-2030s. The Green New Deal is a major overhaul of the Sustainable City Plan the mayor unveiled in 2015.


  • Lauren Faber O' Connor, L.A.'s Chief Sustainability Officer

Early Childhood Education: Blue Ribbon Commission

After two years of meetings and public hearings, the State Assembly's Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education released its final report Monday. The goal is to improve the educational system for young kids in the state and to put the recommendations into action to improve the lives of families and early educators.


  • Priska Neely, KPCC early childhood education reporter

Manzanar Pilgrimage

In 1969, Asian Americans in SoCal started to make an annual pilgrimage to Manzanar by bus or car. Fifty years later, many of those who'd been incarcerated at Manzanar have died. But younger Asian Americans are trying to keep their memories alive, and getting help from Muslim Americans who see parallels between the incarceration of Japanese American with how they've been treated post-9/11. KPCC’s Josie Huang reports.

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John Singleton RIP

Filmmaker John Singleton has died. The director of "Boyz n the Hood" offered the first real look at communities in South LA. We'll talk about his work and what he meant to Los Angeles.

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