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Spotlight CA

The California You Don’t See on Postcards

Episode Guide

Episode 1 01.26.2016

Heart of the Drought

Kiran meets Tom Steyer, who sends her to the Central Valley to meet Californians who are facing a major injustice – they've run out of water.

Episode 2 02.02.2016

Water & Oil

Kiran visits the Central Valley's Cawelo Water District where the drought is causing farmers to use water produced in the oil drilling process to irrigate their crops. She takes in the smells so you don't have to.

Episode 3 02.09.2016

In Our Air

Kiran returns home to Los Angeles to investigate the hidden costs of pollution. Spoiler alert: we pay for it! 3.3 million Californians have asthma, and nowhere is pollution more rampant than in low-income communities.

Episode 4 02.16.2016

At the Pump

​Kiran tries to uncover ​where her gas money went. In 2015, Californians paid billions more for gasoline than the rest of the country. At the same time, oil companies reported record profits. ​ Slick.

Episode 5 02.23.2016

In the Future

Kiran discovers what's working in California today, despite hundreds of millions of dollars in resistance ​from the oil and gas industry.

Kiran Deol

Kiran Deol is a comedian, filmmaker and actress. Kiran's first film, Woman Rebel, premiered on HBO and was nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy for Outstanding Research and shortlisted for an Oscar. As a standup comedian, Kiran has been featured on Live at Gotham, Comedy Time, in Jezebel, and on BBC Radio. She has also hosted episodes of MUNCHIES for VICE. Her TV credits include Modern Family, Weeds, Parenthood, Grey's Anatomy, and Newsroom. Her film credits include a lead in the independent feature film Farah Goes Bang, which debuted at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and won the first ever Nora Ephron Prize.  Kiran is a graduate of Harvard University. 

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