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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.
A new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation showing that obesity rates among California children is actually declining. The report singled out one city in particular - Baldwin Park. We’ll talk with Rosa Soto with the California Center for Public Health Advocacy. And Shane Bauer is an investigative reporter who has done a lot of reporting on California prison's isolation units. And he knows something about solitary confinement. He was held in an Iranian jail, charged with spying, for over two years, some of that in solitary. And the new FX show, “The Bridge,” is the latest offering that originated to audiences outside the US, but is being re-worked to have an American spin. The setting has been turned into the US-Mexico border where gruesomely mutilated bodies are being found. We get a review from Huffington Post television critic Mo Ryan. Plus we'll talk to author Annalee Newitz about her new book, Scatter Adapt and Remember: How Humans will survive a mass extinction.
Many lawsuits likely to follow Asiana Airlines accident; Do background checks on ammunition sales work?; Jay-Z's album release sparks privacy concerns; New game allows users to take control of online ads; How the brain creates the 'buzz' needed to spread ideas; Why CD sales are still booming in Japan; Tuesday Reviewsday: The Editors, Mayer Hawthorne, Janelle Monáe.
We learn more about Saturday's crash landing at the San Francisco International Airport and about the two Chinese teenagers that were killed on the Asiana flight from Seoul. We'll also find out more on the 25-year ban in place on personal photographs forprison inmates in California's maximum Security Housing Units. KQED’s Michael Montgomery brings a look at the impact of this ban on the same day inmates at Pelican Bay prison are expected to renew a hunger strike. Plus, LA Times entertainment reporter Rebecca Keegan joins us for her regular Monday update of the latest from Hollywood.
In advance of the Fourth of July, we look at the meaning of citizenship in this country. Recently the Crawford Family Forum hosted an event entitled, Becoming American and Take Two host A Martinez was the moderator. He interviewed a panel of Americans that have a unique take on American citizenship; Bricia Lopez, Mexican-American co-proprietor of Guelaguetza Restaurant; Joanne Griffith, British-born journalist and Rod Arriola, a local businessman who carries both US and Philippine citizenship.