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LA Protests over Armenia - Azerbaijan Conflict, Waving Goodbye to Surfer Magazine, The Purpose of 'Trash' TV

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Armenian-Americans march in protest through the Little Armenia neighborhood of Hollywood, California on April 24, 2018 demanding recognition by Turkey on the 103rd anniversary of the 1915 Armenian genocide, which Turkey insists did not happen. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP)        (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Armenian-Americans march in protest through the Little Armenia neighborhood of Hollywood, California on April 24, 2018 demanding recognition by Turkey on the 103rd anniversary of the 1915 Armenian genocide, which Turkey insists did not happen. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP) (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

GLOBAL CONFLICT PROMPTS LA PROTESTS

Fighting broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan just over a week ago. Since then, hundreds have been killed on both sides. And just this weekend, protestors supporting Armenia gathered outside of the CNN building in Los Angeles. 

Guest:

  • Salpi Ghazarian, Director of the University of Southern California’s Institute of Armenian Studies 

SURFER MAGAZINE WAVES ITS GOODBYE

After 60 years, Surfer Magazine will publish no more. Recognized as the “Bible of the Sport,” the closure of Surfer Magazine leaves a hole in the surf media space, and in the hearts of many surfers here in Southern California who’ve grown up with the monthly publication.

Guest:

  • Jaime Brisick, Surf Journalist
  • Todd Prodanovich, Editor in Chief of Surfer Magazine

THE END OF A CINEMATIC ERA

The movie industry has been hit hard by the pandemic and the theaters, in particular, have seemed to be hovering on the edge of total collapse. Things are looking worse. On Thursday all 536 Regal cinemas around the US will close. That chain’s parent company, Cineworld will also close all of its theaters in the UK. The last straw? Another delay of the new James Bond movie. KPCC’s John Horn has been tracking the health of movie theaters and he joins A Martinez to discuss.

Guest:

  •  John Horn, KPCC Reporter

IN THE DEFENSE OF TRASH TV

They may not win Emmys, but trash TV can play an important role right now when the world is crazy: they make you feel sane while you watch other people lose it.

Guest:

  • Tre'vell Anderson and Lorraine Ali, Entertainment Critics
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