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Take Two for February 21, 2013

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The Supreme Court Hears Hears Affirmative Action Case Regarding Admissions To Texas University

Supreme Court refuses to block immigrants' deportation

Yesterday, the high court refused to block the deportation of thousands of immigrants, many of them here legally, who have pled guilty to committing a crime.
Democratic National Convention: Day 1

City Hall Pass: Mayor's race, Measure A and more

Now it's time for another installment in our regular look at LA City politics with City Hall Pass, your ticket to all the latest news out of downtown with KPCC's Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze.

Hitting the road in the new Tesla S (Photos)

The all new, all-electric Tesla S is the second act for the California company that first produced a tiny roadster. KPCC's Steve Proffitt took a ride in one and has a report.
BMW Unveils Its Latest Electric Car

With sales down, do electric cars have a future?

Sales of the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf drove off a cliff at the turn of the new year, falling by more than half. And that's despite the government rebates, savings from gas, and other incentives to get behind the wheel. For more on why this is and what that means for the future of electric cars, we're joined now by Paul Eisenstein, publisher of TheDetroitBureau.com.
Westmore Makeup 19
Four generations of the Westmore family have done hair and make-up on film and TV in Hollywood. They created beauty and beasts.
Palm Springs Modernism Week
This week, fans of mid-century modern design and architecture are gathering in Palm Springs for that city's annual Modernism Week. Modernism Week actually lasts 11 days and began last weekend. Culture critic Edward Lifson joins the show with more.
George Aratani

LA philanthropist George Aratani dies at 95 (Photos)

George Aratani, a Los Angeles businessman who donated millions in support of a wide variety of Japanese-American causes has died. We take a look back at his life and legacy with his biographer, Naomi Hirahara.
Senate Impeachment Committee Begins Hearing For District Judge Porteous

Congressman Adam Schiff on the sequestration issue

Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff, who represents the 28th district in the heart of Los Angeles County, joins the show to talk about the $85 billion automatic, across the board spending cuts.
Rep. Darrell Issa Republican National Convention

Calif. GOP House members shifting to center on immigration

As reform is being discussed, Republicans are bowing to political realities after Latinos overwhelmingly voted Democrat in November.
Holiday fares

The Dinner Party: TSA spare change, 'Bwana Devil' and more

Every week we get your weekend conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party podcast and radio show.
Biden Medal of Valor

Two CHP officers receive Medal of Valor for bravery

California Highway Patrol officer and Medal of Valor recipient Rafael Rivera joins the show.
Los Angeles Police Move In To Evict Occupy LA Encampment

Report says California toxic waste management is weak

California produces more than two million tons of hazardous waste each year, but a new report from the group Consumer Watchdog finds the DTSC isn't pulling its weight. Liza Tucker, the author of that report, joins the show to explain.

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