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Take Two for September 27, 2012

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Federal Appeals Court Rules Anti-Gay Marriage Bill, Proposition 8 Unconstitutional

Will voters legalize same-sex marriage elsewhere in the US?

Today, an appeals court will take up New York’s same-sex marriage law. It’s another example of the courts exerting influence over one of society’s most controversial issues.
elderly rainbow flag gay pride

New York court case brings DOMA back into the spotlight

It hasn't become a major issue in the presidential campaign, but the debate over same sex marriage continues to play out in the courts, and at the ballot box.
Carmageddon 2 bridge work in 2011

'Carmageddon 2' cometh, are you ready?

There’s been so much talk about ‘Carmageddon: the Sequel’ ... but we’re not just talking bridges here. Corey Moore reports, this weekend's work is just one small part of a much bigger project.

The man responsible for Los Angeles street closures

Carmageddon 2 isn't the only road closure affecting Angelenos this weekend. There's also a triathlon in Venice.
Book cover for "Survive The Drive."

How to maintain your sanity this Carmageddon weekend

Dr. Roadmap, author of "Survive the Drive," a guide to beating traffic and road rage in Southern California, offers some advice to help you stay sane if you're on the road this Carmageddon weekend.
This week the Boy Scouts of America announced it will review more than 50 years' worth of confidential files on alleged sexual predators.
Egypt Elects A New President

Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi's affect on the Arab world

As the Arab Spring exploded in Egypt, President Obama threw in his lot with the Arab street, accelerating the exit of longtime ally Hosni Mubarak.
Still from the North Korean film "Comrade Kim Goes Flying."

Inside the Pyongyang International Film Festival

You might be familiar with the Sundance Film Festival or the Toronto film Festival, which ended earlier this month, but how about the Pyongyang International Film Festival?
Book cover for Davy Rothbart's "My Heart Is An Idiot."
A Martinez talks to Davy Rothbart about his new collection of essays, “My Heart Is An Idiot.”
Police Act On Tip On Whereabouts Of Jimmy Hoffa's Body In Suburban Detroit
A look at another American legend: Teamster Jimmy Hoffa.
Ansel Adams

New book explores the works of Ansel Adams

Andrea G. Stillman, a longtime executive assistant for photographer Ansel Adams, joins the show to talk with A Martinez.

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