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In Egypt last night, street fighting in Cairo left at least six dead and almost 500 wounded. Now as evening approaches, opponents of President Mohamed Morsi are pouring around the presidential palace which is ringed by tanks.
A new study by the American Sociological Review finds that when it comes to a discussing American Muslims, fringe activists dominate the conversation in the media, and that leads to a predominance of anti-Muslim stories.
When disaster strikes — earthquakes, hurricanes, wild fires — we reach for our phones. But as many discovered, most recently in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, cell phones are often quick to fail.
intellectual virtues
School district officials in Long Beach have given the green light to a charter school called "Intellectual Virtues Academy." The idea came from two Southern California philosophy professors.
Urban Air

Urban Air hopes to transform billboards into living ecosystems

Producer Leo Duran has this story about one man who sees a new possibility for ad billboards, and is trying to change how you see them, too.
Luau Vintage LA

PHOTOS: Going back in time with Vintage LA's Alison Martino

Allison Martino, the founder of Vintage L.A., joins the show to tell us about her collection of photos, films and artifacts from the L.A. of yore.
First African Methodist Episcopal Church

First AME Church in South LA sues ex-pastor over finances

This week, controversy erupted from the pulpits of one of the oldest churches in Los Angeles. First African Methodist Episcopal Church, the South L.A. megachurch founded in 1872, is embroiled in a bitter lawsuit between church leaders and the former pastor, the Reverend John J.
California Governor Jerry Brown Unveils State Pension Reform Program
A new post-election survey by the Public Policy Institute of California shows that California residents are more positive about the direction of the state than they've been in years.
Alex Cohen and Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard hits LA for series of rare, intimate shows

Eddie Izzard joins the show to talk about his series at the Steve Allen Theater, plus he fills us in about his new show, "Force Majeure."

Organized labor mobilizing fast-food workers to unionize

While many in California might see the future as more rosy, the workers serving you burgers at your local fast food joint might not be feeling quite so upbeat. There's more than 2 million of these workers across the U.
2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Day 1

Frank Ocean, Dan Auerbach nab Grammy noms

Last night the Recording Academy announced nominations for the 55th annual Grammy Awards.

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