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The history of attempting to implement massive healthcare legislation. And an explainer of Covered California - the state's ACA exchange option. Plus a look at the military's basic training regimen, and why it isn't all about push-ups and pull-ups. Now it also includes video games. And we'll get the latest news from Hollywood with our regular series, On the Lot with Rebecca Keegan.
President Obama promotes health care reform at community college in Maryland; House bill threatens federal food stamp program; Ask Emily: Navigating the new Medi-Cal expansion; plus much more.
Governor Brown asked the court for three extra years to resolve California’s prison overcrowding. He got one month. Host A Martinez speaks with Paige St. John of the LA Times about what the deadline means. And Mexico is still recovering from the twin storms that hit both of its coasts last week. Now the Gulf Cartel, which controls part of the hard hit northeastern coast, is offering flood relief - food, water and medical supplies - to communities hit by the storm. And in the past, areas like Monterey Park have generated a significant amount of interest from Asian investors. But now, at least according to some real estate experts and trend watchers, its now taken a back seat to Irvine. KPCC’s Josie Huang has the story. Plus we'll have a review of all the latest music apps in our weekly segment, App Chat and taste a new low calorie low fat french fry.
This week Governor Brown signed several bills into law including the bots bill and a bill that will allow minors to delete online postings. We'll get a rundown on what's the most important legislation. And now officials say that Southern California Edison and a contractor were to blame for design flaws that resulted in the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. We'll get the latest. Plus, last month, eight school districts in California - including LA Unified - vowed to follow new federal rules meant to turn around chronically failing schools. KPCC's Annie Gilbertson visited one of the LA's most troubled schools to find out how the changes will work. And then we'll get the latest music reviews in our weekly segment, Tuesday Reviewsday.
Starbucks CEO says guns no longer welcome in stores; The American media's waning interest in the Navy Yard shooting; Officials say prison hunger strike leader still in control of Mexican Mafia; Drug cartels thrive on ultimate consumers: addicts; Yudof prepares to leave UC Presidency; Is it legal to dismiss jurors based on their sexual orientation?; Actress Jenna Fischer takes the stage in 'Reasons To Be Pretty'.
The waters are receding in Colorado ... where in a week, rains flooded out much of the state. More than 12-thousand people evacuated, and hundreds are still stranded or missing. As the water level comes down, people are getting a better view of the damage. However it's not only to homes: but to oil and gas wells, and there is a concern by some that flood waters mixed with the chemicals used at fracking sites. And the massive rail shipments known as megaloads have been a source of controversy. In order to get oil refining equipment up to Canada, shippers take these 747-sized loads through the scenic back roads of Idaho and Montana. But locals say these shipments threaten the environment, and are so big that they block routes in and out of their community. And the rugged San Gabriel Mountains are heavily used by millions of residents who live withineasy driving distance. But the U-S Forest Service, which oversees the Angeles National Forest, has little money to add rangers, to make trails safer or clean up graffiti. And next year the new Broad Museum will open, and we'll get a preview. PLus a whole new kind of luxury chicken.