On today’s show, a new device to help students manage their mental health, a new bill to control California rent increases, and we learn the importance of Yom Kippur.

Producers: Zazu Lippert, Aiyonna White and Isaiah Murtaugh

Hosts: Sophia Hausch and Yana Carr

Technical Director: Yuki Liang

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Statewide rent control bill signed today

Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill today capping some rent increases at around five percent annually. The bill offers immediate help to some, but the calculation driving the state’s skyrocketing housing costs might be more complicated. (By Waylon Cunningham)

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Supreme Court hears landmark cases on LGBT worker rights

The Supreme Court weighed three major cases on workplace bias against LGBT workers on Tuesday. The rulings could affect millions of LGBT Americans. (By Abhinanda Bhattacharyya)

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An update on the admissions scandal

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed into law three bills intended to reform the higher education admissions process. The bills aim to make college and university admissions more fair and transparent. This comes in the wake of the college admissions scandal, which has affected USC among other schools. (By Yuki Liang)

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“Ask Ari” app to launch, addressing students’ mental health concerns

An artificial intelligence app is launching to connect students with mental health resources. (By Natasha Brennan)

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LA Times study reveals the gravity of mental health issues on homelessness

In Los Angeles, the issue with homelessness and people experiencing homelessness is that it seems nearly impossible to get to the root of the issue. But a recent LA Times report found that mental health may be a bigger contributor than previously thought. (By Cathren Killedjian)

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Democratic presidential candidates promise change at union summit

The SEIU Unions for All Summit in Los Angeles gave Democratic presidential candidates a chance to pitch their plans to improve working conditions in the future. They addressed important labor issues such as worker healthcare, higher wages, and opportunities for retirement. (By Dylan Palacios and Nathan Hyun)

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Students react to the Trader Joe’s line petition

After Trader Joe’s decided to switch from individual register lines to a snake line system, student’s were not thrilled. One student, Sophie Heukensfeldt Jansen, has gone as far as to start a petition for the store to bring back the old system. (By Jillian Carroll and Nicholas A Berlet)

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Ampersand: On loving art via hip hop artists

Jean Michel Basquiat, Jeff Koons, David Hammond - those are names you might not recognize. Well, they’re all famous artists. Artists that, without hip hop music, reporter Mia Hairston would not know. (By Mia Hairston)

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New VR training application aims to prepare for active shooter threats

Virtual reality is a fun addition to gaming consoles, but it can also be used to empower behavioral changes in active shooting simulations. An Iovine and Young Academy graduate student is developing a service doing just that. (By Steven Zlotolow)

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Yom Kippur begins

The holiest day of the Jewish year, Yom Kippur, starts this evening. It ends tomorrow evening and is known as the day of atonement, when those who celebrate it fast and pray together as one. Students at USC Hillel, the center of Jewish life... are busy setting up long tables on lawns for a gathering right now. We talked to Rabbi Wagner from Chabad USC for more information about this holiday. (By Kaitlyn Chen)