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Breaking Down Mueller's Remarks, Netflix Takes A Stand, Why It's Important To Talk About Colorism

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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 24:  Demonstrators march towards the Turkish Consulate during a rally commemorating the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian genocide on April 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Thousands of demonstrators, many of whom are Armenian-Americans, attended the rally. Los Angeles holds the largest number of Armenians in the world outside of Armenia.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 24: Demonstrators march towards the Turkish Consulate during a rally commemorating the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian genocide on April 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Thousands of demonstrators, many of whom are Armenian-Americans, attended the rally. Los Angeles holds the largest number of Armenians in the world outside of Armenia. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

We look at what it means to be Armenian American. Plus, the latest news out of Hollywood. And a mother recounts her experiences with colorism.

Mueller Remarks

Today, special counsel Robert Mueller made a rare public statement. His remarks were brief- about NINE minutes. He announced his resignation and took no questions. And yet, his words were enough to reignite calls for impeachment -  with some saying the special counsel was sending a message to Congress. We're going to look at the possible legal and political implications of this morning's conference.

Guest:

  • Jack Pitney - Roy P Crocker professor of politics at Claremont McKenna College
  • Rick Hasen is the Chancellor's Professor of Law and Political Science at UC Irvine 

Black Market Pot Shops

In Los Angeles, legal recreational pot shops are struggling to make some green because of continuing competition from the black market. According to some estimates, illegal shops in the city outnumber legitimate ones. And city officials are struggling to eradicate sellers who don't have permits.

Guest:

  • James Queally, who has been reporting about this for the Los Angeles Times

LAUSD Financial Literacy

$100,000...$200,000. It isn't at all uncommon for students to graduate from college with six figures of debt. And while part of the problem is sky-high tuition at institutions of higher learning, a lack of financial literacy is also to blame. This week, the Los Angeles Unified School District pushed out a video saying it will add financial literacy curriculum to all of its high schools within the next three years. So, we thought we'd reach out to a teacher who's already teaching it. 

Guest:

  • Connie Moore-Kelly, and she teaches financial algebra and entrepreneurship at Hamilton High School in LA.

Young Armenian Culture

What does it mean to be Armenian American? Armenian identity is complicated for many, in part because that heritage was threatened and scattered by the Armenian Genocide a century ago. A recent festival here in Los Angeles tackled that topic. It was hosted by a research institute at the University of Southern California.

Guest:

  • Aaron Schrank, KPCC

Netflix takes a stand

Netflix is the first studio to speak out on Georgia's abortion and why Elton John insisted his biopic "Rocketman" be R-rated. 

Guest:

  • Rebecca Keegan, The Hollywood Reporter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3vO8E2e6G0

Why It's Important to Talk About Colorism

Norma Newton talks about her personal essay, “I’m Darker Than My Daughter. Here’s Why It Matters.” She shares her experience with her daughter and why we should all be talking about colorism more.

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