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New Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
Yesterday the world witnessed the selection of Pope Francis of Buenos Aires, formerly Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio. He is not only the first pope from outside Europe in modern times, but also the first Jesuit, the first from Latin America, and the first named Francis, in recollection of St. Francis of Assisi, who dedicated his life to helping the poor.
Earthquake Warning
California's Earthquake Early Warning System gave scientista a 30-second heads up, and that, in the future, might be enough to save lives. Thomas Heaton is the Director of the Earthquake Engineering Research Laboratory at Caltech joins the show with more.
Terri McDonald, new LA County Jail Chief

Getting to know new LA County jails chief Terri McDonald

Los Angeles County is getting a new Assistant Sheriff for custody. In other words a Jails Chief who'll be responsible for running the largest jail system in the country. Monday is Terri McDonald's first day on the job.
Veronica Mars
"Veronica Mars" star Kristen Bell and its creator Rob Thomas launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise 2 million bucks for a movie version of the teen drama which debuted in 2004. It worked. In less than 24 hours they raised all the money.
Almond Farm Bees - 1

Honeybee shortage could harm world supply of almonds (Photos)

A nationwide shortage of honeybees could begin harming the global supply of almonds, which are largely grown in California, farmers and biologists say.
Mercer 1428

Monarch butterly populations at lowest point in 20 years

Monarch butterfly populations are at their lowest in 20 years, with a 59 percent drop from just over a year ago. Each year these majestic insects migrate thousands of miles between the upper-U.S. and Canada to northern Mexico and Southern California.
Los Angeles Mayor
It's time for City Hall Pass, your ticket to all the latest political news coming out of downtown Los Angeles with KPCC's political team of Frank Stoltze and Alice Walton. On tap this week, tomorrow's primary election.
Downtown Los Angeles

FAQ: Does the LA Better Business Bureau still matter?

The LA Better Business Bureau is the first local chapter of the national organization to be expelled since Miami, 25 years ago. But do consumers still care about its ratings?
The Samsung Galaxy Experience At SXSW - Opening Day

VIDEO: Samsung debuts new Galaxy S4

Samsung unveils its new smartphone, the Galaxy S4, in New York. Could this new iteration of the Galaxy series give the iPhone a run for its money (and its users)?
California Water Wars
Every week we get your weekend conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Francis Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party radio show
Sode Stream

Should soft drink companies worry about the Soda Stream?

Soda Stream, the cola DIY is pulling out all the stops to try to make a dent in the American pop market. With more we're joined by Joshua Rothman who wrote about Soda Stream in the The New Yorker.
Work life balance concept

New poll shows more working moms prefer to work full-time

Here with more on the delicate balance between work and family, especially here in Southern California, we're joined by Darby Saxbe, a mother of two who works as assistant professor of psychology at USC.

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