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An iconic downtown building seeks historic status, tales of immigration, the rise of hate incidents

Published July 10, 2018 at 7:02 AM PDT
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Family Separation 

(Starts at 1:09)

A federal judge in Los Angeles ruled against the Trump administration yesterday. The Justice Department failed to convince Judge Dolly Gee to extend how long immigration officials can keep children in detention. But how does this ruling affect Trump's controversial policy of separating migrant families at the border?


  • Jean Reisz a clinical professor of law at USC joins us to explain

Children Crossing: Maryam Zar

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Leaving a homeland for a new can be a harrowing experience especially for children. Take Two will spotlight five people who were just kids when they were taken to a new life in America. On Tuesday, we hear from Maryam Zar. Her family fled a tumultuous Iran when she was nine years old. It was the late 1970s. The Iranian Revolution was in its early stages. Maryam's family was loyal to the Shah, who would soon be forced to step down. 

Listen to her story:

The future of USC Leadership

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Professors at the University of Southern California say the university is at a critical point in its effort to overcome two recent scandals that led USC's president to resign. Faculty want to be involved in the selection of a new president. But two groups of faculty are taking two different approaches. KPCC's Adolfo Guzman-Lopez tells us more.

Compton's water 

(Starts at 17:15)

Four Compton residents filed a lawsuit against the Sativa water district on Monday over complaints of discolored drinking water. Sativa is a small district serving only sixteen hundred or so homes in that community. Sativa has avoided being dissolved in the past but now the local agency in charge of overseeing special water districts may make the move to get rid of it.


  • Greg Pierce,  Luskin Center for Innovation at UCLA and studies issues related to drinking water in Southern California.

The rise of hate incidents 

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Take a look at social media, and several racially charged confrontations around the country have gone viral. So are these kinds of incidents on the rise?  And if so, why?


  • Edward Dunbar, UCLA professor
Professor Edward Dunbar, UCLA psychologist on the racially charged incidents happening throughout the country.
Professor Edward Dunbar, UCLA psychologist on the racially charged incidents happening throughout the country.

The Los Angeles Times buildings apply for Historic Monument Status

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It’s been 10 years in the making but the L.A. Times buildings historic monument status application is finally moving along. The move seems timely now more than ever as the Canadian real estate developer that acquired the buildings is moving in to demolish the structures.


  • Richard Schave, Los Angeles preservationist and cultural historian who is leading the effort.

Tuesday Reviewsday

(Starts at 40:39)

Music journalist Steve Hochman shares and reviews selections from artists Opium Moon, Jupiter & Okwess, and Hana Vu.

Read more of Steve Hochman’s reviews here.

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