Take Two for February 28, 2013

Homeless Belongings1

LA city versus the homeless - who will win?

Los Angeles is fighting to seize and destroy some homeless people's belongings.
California Children's Academy Budget Cuts Preschool Education
Some California families do not have to imagine what the impact of sequestration might be. Subsidized early childhood education programs in California have already been cut by 40 percent over the past five years -- and Los Angeles has been hit he hardest.
California scientists are concerned about losing funding for important research projects as budget cuts tied to the sequestration looms.
A busy day on Wall Street

Stock markets are calm despite looming budget cuts

Despite the threat of looming across-the-board budget cuts, traders on Wall Street seem remarkably calm. Investment advisor Barry Ritholtz explains why.
Cindy Abbott Iditarod

Cindy Abbott readies for the 2013 Iditarod dog sled race

From the top of Mt. Everest to the Alaskan wilderness, Cindy Abbott is no stranger to tough challenges. She's gearing up to run Iditarod dog sled race.
Question 9 on the first page of the 2010 Census form. After more than a century, the Census Bureau is dropping use of the word "Negro" to describe black Americans in its surveys. Instead of the term, which was popularized during the Jim Crow era of racial

Why the Census removed 'Negro' from its forms

The U.S. Census has decided to remove the word "Negro" from its forms, citing complaints from some respondents who found the word offensive. Linguist John McWhorter talks about the cultural history of the word.
Los Angeles City Hall

City Hall Pass

KPCC's political team Frank Stoltze and Alice Walton join the show for a regular roundup of the latest political news.
North Korea Rodman

North Korea welcomes 3G Internet, Dennis Rodman

This week, the hermit kingdom seemed to emerge from its shell- just a bit.

The Dinner Party: Woolworth's, Homework and John Travolta

The Dinner Party hosts join us to talk about a Chinese business man who outsourced his daughter's homework, the history of Woolworth's and teen movies.
A view of the John Lautner house in Palm Springs

Eye-catching Lautner home for sale in Palm Springs

A 23,000 square foot home designed by California architect John Lautner is for sale in Palm Springs. Chris Nichols tells Take Two about the building.
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