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20 minutes | Nov 12, 2020
With the passage of Prop 22, voters decided that companies like Uber and Lyft did not have to classify their drivers as employees. We take a look at what this means for the future of gig workers here in the state.
32 minutes | Nov 6, 2020
Election Polling Problems
Polling leading up to the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election showed a strong lead for Former Vice President Joe Biden, but the results were much tighter than what those polls let on. The same thing happened in 2016 when polls predicted Donald Trump would lose. We talk to NBC4 Political Reporter Conan Nolan about what went wrong and about the future of the polling industry and American politics.
25 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
People who have had medical emergencies are often hit with surprise bills afterwards. We talked to a former UCLA student whose family was charged more than $25,000 for ambulance rides. Experts weigh in on how and why surprise billing has become such a problem, and a Los Angeles lawyer tells a story that demonstrates a terrible side effect of these practices of surprise billing.
26 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
Catch Me If You Can: Rise In Pandemic Scams
With the pandemic has come a rise in scams, so we reached out to someone who knows a lot about scams. We talked to former con artist Frank Abagnale, whose life story was turned into a Hollywood movie, "Catch Me If You Can" starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. He talks about some of the con games he pulled and about how you can help protect yourself and your family members.
27 minutes | Oct 8, 2020
Coronavirus and the Classroom
This has been a challenging year for many parents and students. We talked to a parent about the difficulties associated with online learning and about the possibility of returning to class in person. We also talked to a professor about the mistakes school systems made, how teachers can better help students now, and what can be done to better handle a situation like this in the future.
26 minutes | Oct 2, 2020
The race for the White House is heating up after the presidential candidates debated for the first time. We talked to a political expert about key moments in the debate and about issues like voter fraud. We also look at how the presidential race could impact Southern California congressional races.
26 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Are There Organized Gangs Within The LA Sheriff's Department?
They allegedly have names like the Executioners and Banditos. But these aren't street gangs, they're allegedly cliques within the LA Sheriff's Department. Eric Leonard takes a look at an alleged culture within the department that some claim has been going on for years.
37 minutes | Sep 18, 2020
Coronavirus Crisis: Rise In Scams
The pandemic has also brought with it a rise in scams, and it has hit close to home. Shaky Town Executive Producer Tim Howick tells how his mother was scammed out of $1600 and his mother-in-law was conned out of $65,000! Our NBC4 Los Angeles consumer investigator Randy Mac also talks about the prevalence of these scams and why they are on the rise. We also talk to a psychiatrist about why people are more susceptible to these scams during the pandemic and about steps you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones.
29 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
Black Lives Matter: An Inside Look
Polls show public perception of "Black Lives Matter," both the phrase and the organization, has changed since the death of George Floyd. More Americans now support BLM than have in years past. We talk to a USC Professor about the significance of this shift. We also talk to the co-founder of Black Lives Matter LA about what the group wants to see happen next.
29 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
Social Justice and Sports
Athletes are taking a stand in the fight against police brutality and for social equity in ways that we've never seen before. We talk to a professor at USC about the historical and social significance of their actions.
33 minutes | Aug 28, 2020
NBC Los Angeles Anchor Chuck Henry tells the frightening story of his close encounter with a wildfire. We also talked to a director of the Netflix documentary "Fire in Paradise" about his experience making that film and talking to the survivors of the most destructive fire in California history, the Camp Fire.
28 minutes | Aug 21, 2020
Do You Know Who Murdered Us?
Billboards are going up around Southern California with pictures of homicide victims and the phrase "Do you know who murdered us?" This is being done in an effort to generate new leads in these unsolved cases. We talked to 2 mothers whose sons were killed about their hopes for this campaign.
13 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
Back To School
It's back to school time for many students, but most of them are not returning to the classroom. Instead they are receiving their instruction virtually because of the Coronavirus pandemic. We spoke with a parent and a school administrator about the challenges this is presenting.
15 minutes | Jul 30, 2020
Fighting for the Homeless
Some say she is responsible for LA's homeless crisis, but she says she is just doing what's right. We chat with homeless advocate and attorney Carol Sobel about her storied career fighting for the people living on the streets of Los Angeles.
28 minutes | Jul 23, 2020
Coronavirus Crisis: Sports Programs Spiked
Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, Stanford University announced it's eliminating 11 athletic programs, including volleyball. We hear from some of the Southern California athletes who play volleyball for the school, about how this decision affects them. We also spoke to the USA Men's Volleyball coach about what this means for the sport as a whole.
20 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
Coronavirus Crisis: Refusing To Close
With a surge in Coronavirus cases, California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a new order for many businesses to shut down again. Some Southern California business owners, however, say they refuse to close their doors. We spoke with one gym owner who says he's not shutting down.
25 minutes | Jul 10, 2020
Rooting Out Racism: Life After Hate
We talk to former white supremacist Timothy Zaal about how he got involved in hate groups, the kinds of things he did while mixed in with that crowd, and how he was able to see his way out of that lifestyle.
25 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
Rooting Out Racism: The Time Has Come
All over the country, Americans are having conversations about race. NBC4 Los Angeles Reporter, Beverly White, recounts her experiences with racism and discusses why she believes real change is coming.
29 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
Rooting Out Racism: Segregation in LA
Most people consider Los Angeles to be progressive and don't think about it as a place with entrenched racism, but if you drive around, you will see that many of the LA neighborhoods are segregated. We discuss how this came to be.
28 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
Rooting Out Racism: Police Reform
Many people are now calling for reform in police departments across the country following the death of George Floyd. To get a sense of what can and should be done, we talked to former LAPD chief Bernard Parks.
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