Take Two for December 17, 2012

US-SCHOOL-SHOOTING-MEMORIAL
Funerals for some of the young victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting will be held there later today, while law enforcement officials continue their investigation into shooter Adam Lanza.
US-SHOOTING-VIGIL

Why it's so difficult to change US gun control policy

Gun control advocates hope the tragic shootings in Newtown, Conn., will be the tipping point in the conversation about guns. But are they right?
Firearms Maker Smith And Wesson Reports Almost 50 Percent Increase In Sales Revenue

Conn. gun-range owner on Newtown's gun culture

The events in Newtown, Conn. on Friday put the gun culture of this rural area into the national spotlight. The area around Newtown is home to many public and private shooting facilities, including a gun training school called Connecticut Gun Permit.
Students and police watch teachers, pare
As parents dropped their kids off at school today, one thought ran through nearly everyone's mind: Will my child be safe?
The Hobbit
Mondays, L.A. Times entertainment writer Rebecca Keegan joins us to talk about Hollywood.
2012 Doha Tribeca Film Festival - Day 2
Syrian-American rapper Omar Offendum joins the show to talk about his connection with his homeland and how he incorporates recovultionary messages into his music.
Obama Accepts Nomination On Final Day Of Democratic National Convention

LA Mayor's race heats up with first debate

Remember that crazy demon sheep political ad from a few years ago? The guy who made it, Fred Davis III, is back, working for a candidate who's running for mayor of L.A.There's a primary scheduled for March 5th, and if no candidate wins a majority there will be a runoff in May.
Republican Strategist Fred Davis
Fred Davis has created ad campaigns for some of the biggest names in politics, including John McCain and Arnold Schwarzenegger. But like a lot of Angelinos, he doesn’t pay much attention to local elections.
If the nation plunges over the fiscal cliff, it would have an immeasurable impact at the U.S. Mexico border. From the Fronteras Desk in Tucson, Michel Marizco reports.
QATAR-UN-CLIMATE-WARMING
An Associated Press poll out today finds nearly 80 percent of Americans believe temperatures are rising and that global warming will be a serious problem for the United States if nothing is done to combat it.
US-CRIME-SCHOOL SHOOTING
Columbine shooting survivors Stephen Houck and Paula Reed, tell us about coping with PTSD and the lasting effects of this kind of tragedy.
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