Why These Central Valley Republicans Stand by Donald Trump
We continue our Election 2016 coverage with a look at the Central Valley. It's one of the redder places in our mostly blue state. With the most controversial candidate in memory at the top of the GOP ticket, we talked to some Republican voters about how they're feeling.
A Conversation With the L.A. Philharmonic's Gustavo Dudamel
The Youth Orchestra Los Angeles is a music education program that provides instruments and training for kids from underserved communities in L.A. It's the brainchild of Gustavo Dudamel, who made his debut conducting the L.A. Philharmonic when he was just 24 years old. Now the youth orchestra is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a first-ever tour across California next week, with concerts in Southern California, the Central Valley and the Bay Area. The orchestra is just one of the ways the L.A. Phil has expanded its reach into the community under Dudamel's leadership.
The East Bay Hills Fire, 25 Years Later
Twenty-five years ago -- just as the Bay Area was recovering from the Loma Prieta earthquake -- a new disaster struck. The East Bay Hills Fire eventually killed 25 people and burned 3,000 homes. It's still ranked as the most damaging fire in California history. We talk to people who were there, and who are trying to make sure a fire like that never burns again.
Why Is an 11-Year-Old Registering His Neighbors to Vote? It's the Water
The drought has had a devastating impact on the wells that provide drinking water in Poplar, a tiny farmworker town in the Central Valley. But here's an expected silver lining: those water woes are getting people to register to vote. Ruben Tapia of Radio Bilingue, the National Latino Public Radio network, introduces us to a very young activist behind that effort.
Musical Reinvention: From Breakup Anthems to the Beatles Songbook
Every month, jazz critic Andrew Gilbert joins us to talk about the latest from jazz musicians in the Golden State. Today, he's talking about releases from an inventive producer and a group crossing genres and generations.