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General Manager Kristy Ramirez helps a customer at one of the El Pollo Loco franchises owned by Michaela Mendelsohn in Southern California. Mendelsohn is a transgender activist who helped launch the nation's first large-scale jobs program for transgender people. Maya Sugarman/KPCC hide caption

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California Restaurants Launch Nation's First Transgender Jobs Program

The unemployment rate for transgender people is double that of the general population. A new program aims to change that. It's all because of a trans woman who's employed trans people for years.

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California Restaurants Launch Nation's First Transgender Jobs Program

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Cubs Fans Keep The Faith After A Lifetime Of Losing, And It's Paying Off

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Flying The Beatles
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New Rules Would Require Airlines To Refund Baggage Fees For Delayed Luggage

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A Short Reprise for Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, But for Very Good ... Sufjan Stevens
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Poll Workers Are Hoping For Calm But Preparing For The Worst

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