Take Two for March 06, 2013

Yesterday's election brought no big surprises, at least in the mayor's race. City councilman Eric Garcetti and city controller Wendy Greuel took the lead in competition, and the two will now face off against each other in the runoff election, scheduled for May 21. KPCC's politics reporter Alice Walton joins the show to fill us in on the outcome of Measure A and more.
Anderson-Zimmer Debate 02

LA Unified School Board election results

KPCC's Education Reporter Vanessa Romo fills us in on the results of those elections and what they mean for the nation's second largest school district.
Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy  sp
The man charged with running L.A. Unified schools reacts to the results of Tuesday's election, the influence of money in the fractious campaign and the future of the city's schools.
UTLA President Warren Fletcher
Teacher's Union President Warren Fletcher joins the show for his take on last night's elections.
Minnesota Timberwolves v Los Angeles Lakers
It's time to get a get a little exercise and take a run through the world of sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky. They've covered the Los Angeles sports scene for over a decade for the Times and ESPN.
Eric Garcetti Feature
Come May 21st, there will be two names on the ballot to become the next mayor of Los Angeles: City Councilman Eric Garcetti and City Controller Wendy Greuel. Neither candidate captured a majority of the vote. Garcetti won 33 percent of the vote last night and the Greuel won 29 percent.
Wendy Greuel joins the show to tell us about how she's different from her opponent Eric Garcetti, her views on education policy and gaining the campaign support of labor groups.
Cardinal Roger Mahony Celebrates Christmas Mass At The Cathedral Of Our Lady Of The Angels
In an interview published earlier this week, he defends his handling of the sexual abuse scandal that has tainted his legacy. Here with an update on what Mahony is saying is Barbie Latza Nadeau, Rome correspondent for the Daily Beast.
Supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gathered late Tuesday at Bolivar Square in Caracas, Venezuela, to mourn him.
Journalist Rory Carroll spent six years observing and writing about Chavez as Latin America correspondent for The Guardian. He's just published a book, "Comandante: Hugo Chavez's Venezuela," about the late president.
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