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Take Two for March 26, 2013

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The history and future of California's Proposition 8

This morning the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on whether lesbians and gays have the right to marry here in California. In just a few moments, we'll retrace the history of Proposition 8, from the moment it became a ballot measure in 2008.
Monthly rents have already been hiked by $100 for some families and housing vouchers have been denied to 300 families. That's especially worrisome for the city with the largest homeless population in the country.
Prison Suicide - 1

California wants full control over prison mental health care (Photos)

California will ask a judge to end federal oversight of mental health care in state prisons. But the state's case is complicated by a stubbornly high inmate suicide rate.
Every Tuesday record companies usually release new albums, so that's the day Take Two reviews new music. On tap this week, we'll talk to the Los Angeles area duo the Milk Carton Kids.
Peter Lee
The president of the California Hospital Association recently described trying to revamp the state's health care system to implement president Obama's Affordable Care Act as, "Flying an airplane while rebuilding the engine at the same time."
The Van Allen Belts are a pair of rings, circling the earth, made up of charged particles. Named for astronomer James Van Allen, these cosmic doughnuts were discovered early in the space age - back in the late 1950's, when Van Allen and his team identified two distinct zones of radiation.

Long Beach middle schools to begin an hour later

Last night, the Long Beach school board voted to push the start times at the district's five middle schools back an hour starting in the fall. The district is considering a similar plan at area high schools.

Study: Global warming may shrink fish size

Thanks to warming ocean temperatures scientists believe that fish may have trouble growing large and the world may end up with more small fish in the water. We'll talk about it with marine biologist Pat Krug.
A patron leaves the Tower Records store
Take Two speaks with Dominic Priore, who hopes to convince the Hollywood's Historic Preservation Commission to preserve the building and turn it into a museum.

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