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Autonomous Vehicles

What do driverless vehicles mean for Angelenos who live in the country’s worst city for traffic congestion? How could autonomous vehicles affect ride-sharing services and commercial-fleet operators? Dr. Ken Washington of Ford Motor Company discusses self-driving cars and innovation in the automotive industry. He will also share his forecast for where automotive design and technology may take us next.

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Manuel Pastor

Immigration expert Manuel Pastor talks on the real issue of immigration. Pastor debunks immigration myths and explains the changing demographics of Los Angeles and the county. He also discusses the consequences of police cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and offers what he believes is needed for a comprehensive immigration reform. 

  • 2018-01-25T14:30:00-08:00
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S2 E5: Dr. Maja Mataric - Robots that Care

USC Professor Mataric is developing robots that will work in healthcare. She discusses how robots were first created to do dirty, dull and dangerous jobs and how today, robots are being used assist individuals with medical needs such as stroke patients and children with autism. 

  • 2018-02-01T14:30:00-08:00
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Susan Burton

Burton is a prison reform activist who, after a revolving door prison experience, now runs a non-profit helping women released from prison.

  • 2018-02-08T14:30:00-08:00
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Chris Hughes & Natalie Foster

Chris Hughes, Facebook co-founder, and Natalie Foster, co-founder of peers.org explain why a Universal Basic Income is needed and how the idea can be carried out. 

  • 2018-02-15T14:30:00-08:00
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Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Jennifer Ito

Jennifer Ito, Research Director at USC’s Program for Environmental, and Regional Equity and Marqueece Harris Dawson, Councilmember to L.A.’s 8th District, discuss L.A.'s income inequality and shifting economy. They discuss changing wages and how while those at the top continue to see their wages grow, those at the bottom are faced with stagnant wages. 

  • 2018-02-22T14:30:00-08:00
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