Take Two for February 7, 2013

Removing The Stigma Of Mental Illness - The Silver Linings Effect

Bipartisan Senate group to propose mental health legislation

Today, a bipartisan group of senators will introduce legislation which they say would strengthen the nation's mental health services and hopefully prevent violent acts by the mentally ill.
Cardinal Mahony Announces San Antonio Archbishop Jose Gomez As Successor
Amid the thousands of pages of priest abuse files released by the LA Catholic Archdiocese, you find one name over and over: Cardinal Roger Mahoney. The man who led the nation's largest archdiocese for more than two decades repeatedly acknowledges abuse, but he never alerted law enforcement.
Military Groceries - 1

Funding for military grocery stores could be cut

Funding for military grocery stores could be cut under sequestration. The stores help save military members and their families 30 percent on groceries.
Trade Show And Conference Held For Unmanned Aircraft Industry

Why 'sequestration' is a four-letter word to military contractors

For The California Report, Erik Anderson of KPBS recently attended the largest military trade show on the West Coast and found lots of people talking about the "s-word." Sequestration.
Stuart Freeborn

Stuart Freeborn, 'Star Wars' make-up artist, dies at 98

Pioneering make-up artist Stuart Freeborn, responsible for Yoda, Chewbacca and many other iconic move characters, passed away earlier this week in London at 98.
Britain-entertainment-music-Beatles-anniversary-files
KPCC's Steve Proffitt has the curious story of the Vee-Jay record label, and how they had, and lost, the recording rights to what would become the most successful pop band ever, The Beatles.
Navajo Grammy Nominee

Navajo singer Radmilla Cody headed for glitzy Grammy Awards

Grammy nominee Radmilla Cody was raised on a reservation, and has been nominated for an album sung in her Native American language. From the Fronteras Desk, Laurel Morales reports.
Christopher Dorner and LAPD Chief Bill Bratton
PRESS CONFERENCE: LAPD Chief Charlie Beck briefs the public about suspect Christopher Dorner:
Forum Mayor Debate

City Hall Pass: A recap of AirTalk's mayoral debate

The primary for Los Angeles mayor is less than a month away. Last night, KPCC's AirTalk hosted a debate with the five leading candidates for mayor. Reporter Alice Walton, who was here late covering the event, joins the show with a recap.
Markets Soar On Budget Deal OnFirst Trading Day Of 2013

Stock market surge has investors fleeing bond market

By many measures, investors are starting to feel better about the economy. Congress dodged the fiscal cliff (at least for now), housing prices are looking a little better, and the stock market is climbing.
Amazon Coin

Amazon to dole out virtual coins for app purchases

Now for a bit of positive financial news. This week Amazon announced that it would be handing out free money, in the form of 1,000 Amazon Coins. The virtual currency will be released in May for Kindle Fire app purchases.
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