Meghan McCarty Reporter/ Producer, Take Two

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Meghan McCarty is a Reporter/ Producer for KPCC's Take Two program.

Stories by Meghan McCarty

Emily Rapp's 'The Still Point of the Turning World'

Emily Rapp's son is the subject of a new book about the turning point in her life.

Picture This: Louie Palu captures horrors of the Mexican drug war

Louie Palu spent a year photographing the cross-border drug trade, from checkpoints in Texas and Arizona to villages deep into cartel country. Warning: graphic images.

California craft distilleries want to offer tastings, sales on site

California craft distillers are pushing to change a Prohibition-era law that restricts them from having paid tasting rooms and selling bottles of their product on site. Wineries and breweries have had that right for decades.

LA County Science Fair faces $35,000 shortfall

The LA County Science Fair may not have enough money to provide basics like tables and chairs in the hall where projects will be displayed. Meghan McCarty reports.

'Coffee rust' fungus brews up trouble in Central America

Coffee growers in Central America are facing a crisis due to coffee rust, a fungus that prevents the plant's leaves from going through photosynthesis.

Trader Joe's raises price of Two-Buck Chuck wine (Poll)

What are we going to call the Charles Shaw brand wine now that Trader Joes has increased its price from a reasonable $1.99 to a whopping $2.49?

Weekend Alibi: Breaking Bad, Bastille Day and air guitars

Meghan McCarty brings you a number of ways to get into the Los Angeles scene, including a Bastille Day celebration and the L.A. regional air guitar championships.

New Pew study highlights the rise, and attitudes, of Asian-Americans

The study says Asians now surpass Hispanics in new immigrant arrivals, increasing by 10 percent as Hispanic immigration drops more than 30.

Would a tobacco tax hike convince smokers to quit?

Next Tuesday, Californians will vote on Proposition 29, which would raise the tax on a pack of cigarettes from 87 cents to $1.87.

Weekend Alibi: escape from Coachella

Meghan McCarty is back with your Weekend Alibi, a roundup of the best weekend entertainments around LA: spring square dancing, Indian Film Festival and 626 Night Market.

Weekend Alibi: Val Kilmer's one-man play, Bubblefest and the Taco Madness competition

Meghan McCarty offers a roundup of events to get you off the couch in this weekend.

Weekend Alibi: Suggestions for a swinging weekend

Things to do while you wait for the return of "Mad Men" Sunday night.

The LA debut of the perfect beer Pliny the Younger

One of the most highly anticipated beers in the country hits L.A. this week – Pliny the Younger from Russian River Brewery in Santa Rosa, California.

Weekend Alibis to drum up your holiday spirit

Need an alibi this weekend? Consider embracing all things festive and check out Santa's Cool Holiday Film Festival - vintage films will show at four theaters in L.A. - or try a performance of "Christmas 4 Bukowski" at Zombie Joe's Underground theater in North Hollywood. And if you're heading east, all the better. Time will fly at the Major League Dreidel spin-off in New York. Head to the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn to check out the topsy-turvy tournament.

Weekend Alibis to drum up your holiday spirit

Need an alibi this weekend? Consider embracing all things festive and check out Santa's Cool Holiday Film Festival – vintage films will show at four theaters in L.A. – or try a performance of "Burkowski Christmas" at Zombie Joe's Underground theater in North Hollywood. And if you're heading east, all the better. Time will fly at the Major League Dreidel spin-off in New York. Head to the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn to check out the topsy-turvy tournament.