The NBA is back! Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker give notes on the restart (3:10). Next, on Listener Mail, they answer the question “Why should I support local newspapers again?” (20:30) Then, L.A. Times writer Gustavo Arellano joins to talk about his experience with reporting, food writing, and growing up in Orange County (36:30). Plus: the Overworked Twitter Joke of the Week, and David Shoemaker Guesses the Strained-Pun Headline.
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Also, why are local newspapers worth supporting?
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