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Seg. 1: Restoring The Paseo | Seg. 2: Social Media Extremists

Segment 1: Voters will next month determine the fate of the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard name.

Residents displeased with the process of renaming The Paseo petitioned to restore its original name, leaving a heated debate to be settled by voters on November 5. The Rev. Vernon Howard Jr., an advocate for renaming the boulevard after the civil rights leader, says "this issue is also about race," but the group that collected more than 2,000 signatures says they reflect people of all backgrounds who want their voices heard.

Segment 2, beginning at 24:29: Extremist are using social media to manipulate the American conversation.

Social media was designed to be unfiltered and liberating, but the loss of traditional media gatekeepers means right-wing propaganda can spread much faster. And it's not only foreign agencies that are concerning — a lot of the misinformation comes from Americans looking to cloud the information ecosystem.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.