Take Two for October 11, 2012


New report says torture cases in Mexico on the rise

Today Amnesty International issued a report about the Mexican government under outgoing President Felipe Calderon.
Vice President Joe Biden and Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan
Tonight Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan take to the stage in Danville, Kentucky for the one and only vice-presidential debate. The debate gives the two a chance to highlight their many differences in policy, but the two have one fundamental thing in common: their faith.

Junot Diaz, Mo Yan win big awards for literature

Book critic David Kipen, also the founder of the bookstore/lending library Libros Schmibros, joins the show to discuss the Nobel Prize in Literature and the finalists in the National Book Awards.
Las Vegas Strip Exteriors

Betting on Nobel Prize winners

This week the Nobel Prize for Literature will be awarded, but for weeks, economists, gamblers and laymen have laid their money on the line in hopes they can guess the tomorrow's winner.
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Hollywood eager to appeal to movie-loving Latino population

These days it's not just politicians courting Latinos; Hollywood is also very eager to reach this growing demographic.
Today, more information on the thousand pages of evidence that took down Lance Armstrong.
Space Shuttle Endeavour Offload at LAX

The space shuttle Endeavour starts its trip to its LA home

Late tonight the space shuttle Endeavour starts its to its new home at the California Science Center.
California education officials say that for the first time, a majority of schools reached the coveted 800-point Academic Performance Index goals.
Silent Spring
Fifty years ago Rachel Carson single-handedly started the environmental movement with her book "Silent Spring".
Awkward Black Girl

Issa Rae on 'Awkward Black Girl' and her first TV gig

Issa Rae, creator of the web series "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl," talks about her popular web series, her latest project and how she comes up with the situations in the show.
Social Networking And Blogging Website Twitter

How social media is making political analysis instantaneous

The first presidential debate was the most tweeted event in U.S. political history. We look at how social media has democratized political talk.
Debate Bingo
It's that time again! Tonight, Vice President Joe Biden and VP candidate Paul Ryan face off in their only televised debate.
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