Take Two for March 5, 2013

LA Mayors Bowron
As KPCC's Patt Morrison reminds us, the legacy of L.A. mayors is filled with racy stories and characters seemingly plucked from the pages of a Raymond Chandler novel.
Workplace wellness programs

Workplace wellness programs are getting costly

The traditional company wellness program — think free flu shots — is gradually giving way to an approach that makes less healthy workers pay more for health insurance.
Helado Negro
A new album from Helado Negro called "Invisible Life" comes out today. This is his third album, one that he made in his apartment in New York. Negro, whose real name is Roberto Carlos Lange, recently dropped by the studio to talk about his music and the making of his latest album.
mamas and the papas

How the iconic tune 'California Dreamin' came to be

We asked YOU what you think California's state rock song should be. Some said the fairly well-known tune "California" by the group Phantom Planet, and of course Tupac Shakur's "California Love" was a popular choice. But by far, the favorite was "California Dreamin'" by the Mamas and the Papas.
EPA Chief

President Obama nominates new EPA, energy officials

President Obama nominated environmental official Gina McCarthy to head the EPA and MIT professor Ernest Moniz as energy secretary. If they join the Cabinet, they could be key in pushing through the kind of climate change regulations that eluded the administration during the past four years.
Children place their hands on a life siz
This month, new standards for teaching science will be released and for the first time, and they will include a recommendation to teach kids about the evidence for man-made climate change starting as early as elementary school.
GBR: Children Get Online Gambling Habit

Online gaming spreads with an eye on California

New Jersey is going all in. Governor Chris Christie has signed a bill making his state the third in the nation, after Nevada and Delaware, to legalize internet gambling.
Sim City

The enduring popularity of the SimCity franchise

Even though SimCity's been around for decades, fans on the Internet have been buzzing about the release of SimCity 5. With more on what makes SimCity so enduring is Jamin Warren, founder of the video game magazine and website Kill Screen.
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