Last week's employment numbers were pretty grim: the nation added less than 100 thousand jobs in August. That was bad news for everyone, except investors, who saw it as a sign the Federal Reserve might take some new action to stimulate the economy.
Chicago is the third largest school district in the nation. Los Angeles is the second. So how do the two systems compare? A Martinez talks with KPCC's education reporter, Adolfo Guzman Lopez to find out more.
The 400-acre West Los Angeles Veterans Administration health center sits on prime real estate - right on the border of tony Brentwood near UCLA. It's a location developers would love to get their hands on, but there's been a push for years to use the space to house some of L.
Brand & Martínez, exclusively on 89.3 KPCC, 89.1 KUOR and 90.3 KVLA, captures the spirit of the West in a conversational, informal, witty style and examines the cultural issues people are buzzing about. Hosted by Madeleine Brand and A Martínez, and produced by Kristen Muller, Steve Proffitt and Sanden Totten, the show includes regular segments like Weird L.A. - highlighting a person, place or thing that you've never heard about, but probably should; Parenting on the Edge - a weekly discussion on the challenges and pitfalls of raising kids; as well as regular contributors like Luke Burbank, Rico Gagliano, Brendan Newnam and John Moe to help dissect culture, technology and business news.