Take Two Evenings

Take Two Evenings is the one hour daily companion to Take Two, looking at news and culture through the lens of Southern California. Hosted by Alex Cohen & A Martínez

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Take Two Evenings for October 15, 2013

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SCOTUS takes up Michigan’s affirmative action ban

The Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments today on Michigan’s law banning race-based university admissions . In past affirmative action cases the Court has stopped short of outlawing affirmative action. Michigan and five other states including California have laws outlawing the use of racial preferences in college admissions. The Michigan law was modeled after California’s Prop 209.
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UCLA study shows diversity in TV can lead to higher ratings

Results of a new UCLA study show that shows with a racially diverse cast and writers can lead to higher ratings.
Petrol Queue

How the 1973 oil embargo changed the way we feel about energy

40 years ago, if your license plate ended in an even number, you could only fill your tank on even numbered days. The country was struggling with the effects of an oil embargo imposed by Arab members of OPEC, and designed to punish America for supporting Israel in the 1973 war with Egypt and Syria.
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Hunger in the Valley: Food banks face a dilemma

Food banks have become a primary source of nutrition for many families in the Central Valley. The region ranks among the highest in the nation when it comes to hunger, as well as diseases linked to poor nutrition such as diabetes and obesity.
San Diego Chargers vs. Los Angeles Raiders
It's the last day of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time celebrating the contributions of Latinos to the United States. There have been concerts and art exhibits highlighting the accomplishments of Latinos past and present, but two trailblazing Chicanos have been all but forgotten.
TLC Stops By Music Choice's "You & A"

Tuesday Reviewsday: Paul McCartney, TLC, Bad Things and more

Now it's time for Tuesday Reviewsday our weekly new music segment. Shirley Halperin, music editor of The Hollywood Reporter, and Chris Martins, senior writer with Spin Magazine join us today.

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