Local Detention Centers
The federal government is pushing for local detention for adults and kids in spite of state and local officials' efforts. ICE wants to open more detention centers in California, including So Cal, ahead of a law barring new ICE detention contracts that takes effect in January; meanwhile, HHS wants to open a new shelter for migrant children in the San Fernando Valley, despite city and county officials' states wishes that they not.
- Erick Galindo, KPCC's Immigrant Communities Reporter
Purple Project: The 19th Amendment
You'll hear Levar Burton on the amendment that ended slavery... and Roxane Gay on a citizen's right to vote. Plus, there's artist Shepard Fairey, actor Peter Segal and many more. It's part of the nationwide Purple Project for Democracy, a non-partisan campaign to recommit to democratic values and institutions. Today, Roxanne Gay recites the 19th amendment.
As part of our Project Purple coverage, Take Two uncovers the often overlooked but most powerful advocates of the Women’s Suffrage Movement – African American Women. Take Two will focus on their fight for voting rights for all women in the West, and subsequently the entire country.
- Dr. Martha S. Jones, History Scholar and Professor at John's Hopkins University
Thanksgiving Customs from our Listeners
Southern California is home to a thriving multicultural community. Each with its own customs and traditions that produce a unique take on holiday festivities. Take Two hears from Angelenos about how they celebrate Thanksgiving.
How The Dodgers Got Here
By 1950, LA had passed Detroit as the FOURTH biggest city in the US right behind Philly, Chicago, and New York. But those other cities had something that we didn't: a baseball team. Find out how the youngest City Council member in LA history managed to convince the Dodgers to head West.
- Rosalind Wyman, Former Politician and Grand Dame of the Dodgers
AAA HOLIDAY TRAVEL
With more than 55 million people expected to be traveling today across the nation, the American Automobile Association is saying that Thanksgiving traffic nationwide will be the worst in nearly 15 years. For Angelenos, the recent fires, coupled with today’s downpour, make it all the more complicated.
- Marie Montgomery, spokesperson for the Automobile Club of Southern California
On The Lot
Donald Trump’s Department of Justice has been unusually interested in Hollywood. Plus, after three and a half weeks in theaters, Scorsese's latest film “The Irishman” starring Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro is coming to Netflix.
- Rebecca Keegan, Editor at The Hollywood Reporter