Take Two for December 3, 2012

California Governor Jerry Brown Unveils State Pension Reform Program

New state legislature session dominated by Democrats

In just three hours, lawmakers will be sworn in for the newest session of the state legislature. Democrats now hold the coveted two thirds "supermajority" in both chambers.To discuss this new power structure and some of the issues legislators expect to tackle this session, we're joined by John Myers, political editor for KXTV, an ABC affiliate in Sacramento.
The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Make An Official Visit To Cambridge

Kate Middleton expecting a royal baby

Officials from the Royal family have announced Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, is expecting a baby. We speak with KPCC's Patt Morrison.
Report Claims 20 Percent Of US's Energy Could Come From Wind Power
According to an independent state oversight agency, California's push for alternative energy could prove incredibly costly to taxpayers and have grave consequences for the environment.
atmospheric river
The last few days the entire state has been hammered by a series of storms, but they may have been caused by something few have heard of ... an atmospheric river.
People drive their cars through deep wat

LA's stormwater spider web heads to Supreme Court

A dispute between environmentalists and LA county’s flood control district reaches the U.S. Supreme Court, but may not clear up who's responsible for stormwater pollution.
Seattle Seahawks v Chicago Bears

Study links repeated head injuries to permanent brain damage

Scientists at Boston University's School of Medicine have examined the brains of deceased athletes and military veterans who had suffered from repeated head injuries

The difficult success of animated feature films

In the past few years, four or five of the top 10 highest-grossing movies have been animated films. For instance, this year, the Pixar Animation film "Brave" made more than half a billion in worldwide box office, all by itself.
One Piece

Why Japanese animation has such a huge following in the US

Anime expert and film reviewer Charles Solomon speaks with A Martinez about some of the more popular series that you should be watching.

Oregon limits validity of eyewitness testimony in court

Eyewitness identifications are mainstays in police procedural dramas, but in the real world, those witness identifications are not as reliable as one would think.
In the book "Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury After the War," co-author Rita Nakashima Brock examines the powerful sense of shame, grief and remorse many soldiers feel because their experiences conflict deeply with their morals.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab Holds Viewing Of Mars Curiosity Rover Landing

NASA announces latest findings from Mars Curiosity Rover

This morning NASA held a press conference to present the latest findings from its Curiosity rover on Mars. The announcement was much hyped after an NPR report quoted one of the lead scientists as saying the this could be, "one for the history books.
Sin Verguenza
YouTube telenovela traces a fictional Latino family's risks for HIV and AIDS.
GiveLove 2nd Annual Art Auction And Fundraiser For Haiti With Patricia Arquette & Rosetta Getty

LA-based artists that collectors should look out for

Maybe the "economic" drama of the past several years took a toll on your 401k and now you're looking for an investment that will recoup all that you lost. How about putting some money down on a Basquiat, or a Jeff Koons?The value of works by those artists has skyrocketed in the past several years into the tens-of-millions of dollars.
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