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Take Two for March 21, 2013

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A technological creation that has consumers swimming the other way. This week, several large grocery chains, including Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, agreed not to sell genetically modified salmon. The salmon has yet to be officially approved by the FDA, but if it is, it will be the first transgenic animal to enter the food supply.
Cycling Routes And Directions Added To Google Maps
Many highly skilled immigrants aren't sticking around for very long. Instead, they're taking their skills and going home to places like India, China and Brazil. From the California Report, Aarti Shahani has more.
LA Mayor Villraigosa Discusses Immigration Reform In Washington
KPCC's Patt Morrison sat down with Mayor Villaraigosa to talk about his leadership — and his love — of Los Angeles.
Ruth Humpreyes, a Jewish survivor of the

'Kinder' mark their escape from Nazi-occupied homelands

This year marks the 75th anniversary of "kinder transport." The program brought Jewish children out of Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Poland before the Nazis tried to wipe out the Jewish populations there. Many of those "kinder," now mostly in their '80s, eventually ended up in California.
Researchers in California are launching a major study that hopes to gain a lot more information about heart disease, but they won't be conducting clinical trials in a lab. Instead, they'll be using, among other things, your smart phone.
Doner LAPD Shooting Torrance
When it debuted in 2007, the LA Times' blog The Homicide Report was a breakout hit. Reporter Jill Leovy meticulously wrote about every homicide victim in L.A. County. Now the paper is reviving it by looking for a dedicated reporter. Assistant managing editor Megan Garvey explains that it's a difficult job.
Sumo Citrus
For more on the Sumo orange and its fascinating backstory, we're joined by David Karp, a writer for the Los Angeles Times, and a citrus researcher with the University of California at Riverside.
It's Take Two's ticket to all the latest political news coming out of downtown Los Angeles with KPCC's political team of Frank Stoltze and Alice Walton.
Transsexual Hoopster
Gabrielle Ludwig has faced a lot of hurdles in her mission to play basketball for the Mission College Lady Saints. She's 51, a veteran of Desert Storm and was born a man.
Bill Streever Heat
Writer Bill Streever's new book "Heat: Adventures in the World's Fiery Places," looks at the effect of heat on the human race and on the world at large. Streever traveled throughout the world to experience the effect of heat in its many forms firsthand. We'll talk to him about the book, and his thoughts on global warming.

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