Archive for November 1st, 2013


LAX Shooting
The FBI says the suspect is a 23-year-old man from New Jersey, while the TSA identified a 39-year-old man as the officer killed when a gunman opened fire at L.A. International Airport Friday.
LAX Shooting
The confirmed death is that of a male “behavior detection officer” with the TSA, according to the American Federation of Government Employees.
Great Halloween Sportscast

Video: Idaho sportscast is an homage to Ron Burgundy

Fans of TV sports were treated to a stellar Ron Burgundy on Halloween, when the sports director of a Boise station put a charge into a newscast with a spot-on impersonation.
LAX Shooting
According to Mark Duell of, Friday's shooting incident at LAX will probably end up affecting hundreds of flights nationwide through the weekend.

LAX shooting: Witnesses share images, video on social media

Those affected by the shutdown of LAX included celebrities such as James Franco, as well as ordinary people who shared their stories, their fears, their reactions.

What it takes (and means) to learn English as an adult

The wait to gain entry to adult English language classes can be long. Once you're in, balancing class with family and job obligations can be a challenge. But many immigrants are determined.
In a hearing Wednesday, Rep. John Shimkus of Illinois questions Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about which insurance plans offer abortion services.

Which plans cover abortion? No answers on

Many health plans under the Affordable Care Act don't cover abortion. But people won't have an easy time figuring out which ones do and which ones don't.
Los Angeles AB109 Women Incarceration Jail Jails County Twin Towers Education Prison
A program that shifted thousands of low-level offenders from state prisons to local jails was supposed to dramatically impact women in prison, but advocates say nothing has changed.
Orbitz Names LAX As Busiest Airport For 2011 Thanksgiving Travel

LAX Shooting: Timeline of incident at Terminal 3

A suspect is in custody and multiple injuries reported after a gunman opened fire at a security checkpoint in Terminal 3 of Los Angeles International Airport on Friday morning.


Immigration Rally
As pressure has mounted from pro-immigration reform conservatives this week, three House Republicans have by now signed onto a Democratic-backed immigration bill. This and more.
Rep.  Jeff Denham (R-Turlock)

Pressure's on for Calif. GOP members on immigration reform

Usual allies from law enforcement, religion and agriculture are giving California Republican lawmakers a blunt message: pass immigration reform. Now.


Take Two®

Episode: Take Two for November 1, 2013

Comment Box: Owens Valley, Lou Reed, Sriracha and more

Time now to dip into the Comment Box, the chance for us to hear what you have to say about the work we are doing.

Africa's Maasai people seek royalties for use of their name

Global companies are using Maasai imagery to design cars, pens, and purses. Now the Maasai are looking to get a cut from those who are taking cues from their culture.
Nosotros los Nobles

Mexico's 'Nosotros los Nobles' becomes a box office hit

The new film "Nosotros los Nobles" has no high speed chases, no explosions and not a single high tech special effect. But the film has become a blockbuster hit in its home country of Mexico.
Dia de los Muertos

How to celebrate Dia de los Muertos

Evonne Gallardo, executive director of Self Help Graphics in Boyle Heights joins the show to talk about how to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos.
LA Classic Football

Roosevelt and Garfield high schools prepare for East LA Classic

Here in LA we've got our own version of high school gridiron iconography: the East LA Classic. It's a huge rivalry game between Roosevelt and Garfield high schools.
Immigration Rally

The pressure's on California House GOP members to act on immigration

Usual allies from law enforcement, religion and agriculture are giving California Republican lawmakers a blunt message: pass immigration reform. Now.
California Lawmaker Searched

Update on the alleged FBI bribery sting of Sen. Ron Calderon

What if the film "Argo" and the TV show "House of Cards" had a baby? The plot might look something like the reports surrounding an FBI affidavit about alleged criminal behavior by California state senator Ron Calderon.
Senate Intelligence Committee ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) during a hearing in September on Capitol Hill.

Friday Flashback: NSA spying, woes and more

Fasten your seatbelt, power up your electronic devices, because it's time for our weekly analysis of the news, the Friday Flashback. Joining the show today is James Rainey of the LA Times and Alex Seitz Wald of National Journal.
LA Aqueduct anniversary

Looking ahead to the future of LA's water

The completion of the L.A. Aqueduct in 1913 was hardly the end of our city's quest for water. It now provides only a third of the supply for LA.

The Loh Down On Science

Episode: Finding a long-lost king under a parking lot!

Finding a long-lost king under a parking lot!

King Richard the third makes an unexpected comeback.


Episode: AirTalk for November 1, 2013

Jim Henson: The man behind the muppets

Who can forget Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie, Miss Piggy, and The Muppets? These creations that have become a childhood staple are from the creative mind of Jim Henson. In a detailed biography by author Brian Jay Jones, the book gives the first complete look at the iconic figure that created some of the most memorable characters on television.
Orbitz Names LAX As Busiest Airport For 2011 Thanksgiving Travel

BREAKING: Shooting at LAX

Flights have been grounded at the Los Angeles International Airport after a gunman officials said was armed with a high-powered rifle fired shots.
The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences Hosts An Official Academy Members Screening Of "Gravity"

Required viewing: holiday films preview

It’s two months away from the new year, but Hollywood is already gearing up for what’s going to happen in 2014. The Golden Globes is taking place in January and the Oscars follows a couple months later. In the next couple of months, movie studios big and small will roll out with their award hopefuls.
Should there be a junk food ban on food stamps?

Food stamp cuts hit 48 million Americans

Families who receive food stamp benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, will see their monthly checks cut starting Friday after a temporary increase to benefits expires without a new budget from Congress to replace it.
2013 BET Awards - Show
Looks like the lines are blurred when it comes to copyright infringement of the popular summer hit, “Blurred Lines.” Marvin Gaye’s family is suing Robin Thicke and producer Pharrell Williams claiming they stole the musical composition of Marvin Gaye to make the song, “Blurred Lines.”
Florida Governor Reverses Medicaid Stance
A ballot measure cleared for circulation last week would subject doctors to drug and alcohol testing but a separate provision of the measure would have a much greater impact on the medical community. The ballot initiative would raise a cap on noneconomic medical malpractice damages that was set at $250,000 in 1975 by adjusting it for inflation.

Take Two Evenings

Episode: Take Two Evenings for October 31, 2013


'Twilight Zone' screenwriter Earl Hamner, Jr. on writing for the show

TV shows come and go. But 'Twilight Zone' is different. The show examined race issues, criticized our dependence on technology and, five decades later, millions of people young and old still find the show's timeless themes as fresh as the day they aired — and it's all thanks to Rod Serling.

Saxophone collector pays tribute to inventor in 'Saxophobia'

When Rob Verdi is off the clock from his day job at Disneyland, he visits shops all over the country in search of one thing: rare and unusual saxophones.

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