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On the show today; a vocal opponent of California's high-speed rail project is coming under scrutiny for his motives in fighting the proposal. We’ll talk with Tim Sheehan, who reports on transportation for the Fresno Bee. And an effort to curb the amount of phone surveillance by the NSA failed in Congress yesterday. That's despite the initial public outcry when the program was first revealed. For more we're joined by Phil Ewing, defense editor at POLITICO. And in the US, true darkness is an endangered resource. It's already extinct east of the Mississippi and can only be found in small pockets throughout the Western United States. And on this week’s Picture This, Take Two’s semi regular conversations with photographers, we’ll talk to a father and son duo. Estevan and Eriberto Oriel. They recently had a combined exhibit entitled, “Like Father, Like Son.”
Demonstrators have continued to protest the George Zimmerman verdict throughout Southern California. Now, state lawmakers are getting involved as well. We'll speak with Pasadena assemblyman Chris Holden, who's a member of the California Legislative Black Caucus. And amid calls for action, protesters and politicians have been citing data about the controversial Stand Your Ground lawsl. We'll speak with Leigh Ann Buchanan. She's a Miami-based lawyer and is co-chair of a task force that's studying the effect of the law. And then we'll find out if there really is a "Black Twitter," and what kind of influence it has from blogger Michelle Taylor who tweets and blogs under the moniker Feminista Jones.
On the show today, the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone magazine, contributing editor Janet Reitman has a profile of the accused Boston bomber, Jahar Tsarnaev. But what’s been getting more attention than the article is the magazine’s decision to put Tsarnaev on the cover, and their choice of photo. And recently ESPN reporter Pedro Gomez made headlines when opted to ask interview questions to some players in Spanish. His decision, despite the fact that he translated the answer, became an issue with many baseball fans. We’ll talk to Gomez and Adrian Burgos Jr, professor of history at the University of Illinois and author of, "Playing America's Game: Baseball, Latinos, and the Color Line." And we'll find out what video gamers have in common with pro athletes and how to find the perfect peach.
Fourteen people were arrested last night after a peaceful protest turned violent. Demonstrators in Leimert Park had been protesting the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. We'll speak to KPCC's Erika Aguilar. And then we'll find out why the Zimmerman has had such an affect in other parts of California - we'll speak to Darnell Hunt, professor of sociology at UCLA and author of, "Black Los Angeles." And then we'll speak to the 27-year-old writer/director of the new film "Fruitvale," Ryan Coogler. And while there are several LGBT groups at evangelical seminaries across the country, none of them are sanctioned … except one. We'll talk with Nick Palacios, the founder of group OneTable at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena. And the Outfest film festival is an annual event where filmmakers show movies that, according to the event's organizers, promote equality and understanding. One of the most talked about films is "God Loves Uganda." We'll speak to the filmmaker, Roger Ross Williams.
On the show today; this past weekend a jury comprised of six women found Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. We'll get analysis from Jody Armour, he's a law professor at USC and the author of Negrophobia and Reasonable Racism: The Hidden Costs of Being Black in America. And how do you talk to your kids about the verdict? In the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, some African-American parents have wondered what they should say to their children. Liz Dwyer, the education editor at GOOD. And Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo is the host of the daily Spanish language morning radio show, "Piolín por la Mañana." While many non-Spanish speakers might not know who he is, the LA Times recently ranked him as one of the most powerful people in the city, and his radio show is one of the most popular in all of LA radio. Take Two host A Martinez recently stopped by his studio to talk about his induction into the Radio Hall of Fame, his work on immigration reform, and more.
On the show today; a hunger strike at prisons across the state entered its fourth day today as inmates refuse meals to protest the use of solitary confinement for those suspected of ties to prison gangs. We'll talk to Los Angeles Times reporter Paige St. John. And the largest American study of Latino/Hispanic health is underway. We'll talk with the researchers to find out what they discovered. And despite fighting hunger and malnutrition, Mexico has overtaken the US as the world's most obese country, according to a new UN report. We'll find out what could be to blame and how the country is combating them. Plus, Americans are exercising more but one small problem ... we're not getting the results we should.