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Local Immigration Detention Centers, Black Women's Suffrage History And How The Dodgers Came to LA




Standard housing dorms at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Detention Facility in Adelanto each have a common area with tables.
Standard housing dorms at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Detention Facility in Adelanto each have a common area with tables.
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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.

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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.

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African American women who were members of the League of Women Voters of California. Circa 1890s.
African American women who were members of the League of Women Voters of California. Circa 1890s.
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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. 

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A Martinez interviews Roz Wyman in her Beverly Hills home. Wyman is the subject of a new PBS documentary
A Martinez interviews Roz Wyman in her Beverly Hills home. Wyman is the subject of a new PBS documentary "Dodgers Stories: 6 Decades in LA."
KPCC's Austin Cross

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. 

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Holiday travelers crowd check in before departure at the Los Angeles International Airport, California on December 22, 2016. / AFP / RINGO CHIU        (Photo credit should read RINGO CHIU/AFP/Getty Images)
Holiday travelers crowd check in before departure at the Los Angeles International Airport, California on December 22, 2016. / AFP / RINGO CHIU (Photo credit should read RINGO CHIU/AFP/Getty Images)
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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. 

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