Life as a Transgender Woman Whose Parents Voted for Trump
We meet a politically divided family, one whose home life has become more hostile since the election. Olive is 22. She's transgender. She lives with her parents in Los Angeles. And her story comes to us as part of a new series called "At Risk in the Trump Era," produced in collaboration with students at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Reporter Renee Gross spent the last few months with Olive and her family as they veered close to tragedy. The family asked us to only use their first names. This story delves into some sensitive themes, so heads up, if you've got kids listening.
Boy? Girl? Both? Neither? A New Generation Overthrows Gender
The Showtime series "Billions" recently introduced a character, Taylor, who identifies as neither male nor female. Taylor's gender is non-binary, a word that has recently entered the media spotlight. And as Jon Brooks reports, kids as young as middle school are embracing this revolutionary identity.
Preserving the Legacy of Fresno's Hmong B-Boys
Back in the '80s, movies like "Breakin'" and "Beat Street" brought street culture into the mainstream. Rival dance crews battled it out on screen. Those movies were campy, but they were also influential to teens across the country -- and not just in big cities like L.A. and New York. In fact, they helped a slew of Hmong refugee kids in Fresno figure out a way to belong -- and stand out. Those kids, now all grown up, are sharing their stories thanks to a new oral history project about hip-hop.
Start the Conversation: A Journalist Sits Down With Her Grandfather Who Doesn't Trust the News Media
In our ongoing series "Start the Conversation," we've been bringing together people who sit on different sides of a political or cultural divide to talk about the issues that are important to them. Today, we'll hear a conversation between reporter Lacy Jane Roberts, who lives in the Bay Area, and her grandfather, Tom Tyler, who lives in Bozeman, Montana. Lacy works in journalism; her grandpa doesn’t believe the media can be trusted.