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Race for the White House, Inspiring Young Readers, Oakland Sex Trafficking

Race for the White House
After a rocky week, Republicans wrap up their national convention in Cleveland with Donald Trump "humbly and gratefully" accepting the party's presidential nomination. We get analysis and review of the week and look ahead as Democrats get ready to kick off their convention on Monday. Thuy Vu sits down with political strategists Sean Walsh and Mary Hughes and KQED political reporter Marisa Lagos.

Inspiring Young Readers
Bay Area native Gene Luen Yang is the first graphic novelist to be named the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. Yang talks about his work and about finding identity, culture and belonging through books. With his platform, "Reading Without Walls," Yang hopes to challenge and inspire young readers to discover unfamiliar worlds through the pages of books.

Oakland Sex Trafficking
"We're not surprised," say some youth service providers about the recent allegations of officer sexual exploitation roiling the Oakland Police Department and other Bay Area law enforcement agencies. Many say the case is emblematic of a larger systemic problem that can plague law enforcement agencies dealing with a vulnerable population. We hear from Youth Radio's Natalie Bettendorf and Denise Tejada, who have been covering "the track," a strip of Oakland's International Boulevard known to many as the city's red-light district.


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