Recently on Take Two Evenings
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.
Antelope Valley ordered to pay $12.5 million in racial bias case; Could Amazon find success in online sales of fine art?; Firefighters killed in Arizona fire remembered, mourned; For many, firefighting is often a family affair; How firefighters use; Tattoo legend Ed Hardy inks his life story in 'Wear Your Dreams' tents as a last resort; Tuesday Reviewsday: Beck, Serengeti, Jon Brion and more.
Deadly Arizona fire claims lives of 19 firefighters; How green are the batteries in electric cars?; Gov. Brown OKs state's first off-reservation casino deal; ALRB provides unique way to resolve disputes between growers and farmworkers; Why have so many NFL players been arrested this summer?; The psychology of workout music; Meet the 'crullant,' LA's take on NY's popular cronut pastry (photos).