Take Two for March 27, 2013

Prop 8 - 7

Do defenders of Prop 8 have legal standing to do so?

When it comes to Prop 8, one major issue for the Supreme Court is the question of whether the parties defending the ban on same-sex marriage have legal standing to do so? The question came up because not one single elected official in California chose to defend the initiative.

DOMA's impact on same-sex couples' access to health care

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard arguments on Prop 8, and today, the high court will shift its attention to gay rights. The Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, is on the docket today. Kyle Cheney, healthcare reporter for POLITICO, says DOMA is all about health insurance.
Group Wedding Held On Valentine's Day In West Palm Beach, Florida
Weddings are one of the most stressful and expensive events you can plan, so what happens if couple’s have to call off their wedding?
Modern Family
Since about the 1970s, from Archie Bunker to "Modern Family," American television has grappled with homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Alex Cohen talks with The Washington Post's Krissah Thompson about that history and how television has both challenged and reflected the country's views on the issue.
Dodger Stadium Renovation - 1

Dodger Stadium makeover ready for opening day (Photos)

The L.A. Dodgers open the 2013 season against the Giants this coming Monday at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers' ownership spent the off-season giving the stadium a $100-million makeover. KPCC's Brian Watt says it's all part of a strategy to cultivate fan loyalty.
Tavistock Cup
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.

Most drug busts on US-Mexico border involve American citizens

Illegal immigration at the US/Mexico border is at its lowest level in 40 years, but drug smuggling continues to be a problem. A new report shows that most of the people being caught aren't immigrants, they're U.S. citizens.
Jose Gomez Named New Archbishop

Archbishop Gomez keeps Catholic Church's push for immigration reform alive

Cardinal Roger Mahony promised the Catholic Church would stay at their side in the immigration fight until the end. Archbishop Jose Gomez is working to keep that promise to the faithful.
Scientists at the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque, New Mexico, recently led a new study on the brain and how it controls impulse and decision-making. We'll speak to neuroscientist Kent Kiehl.
It's been a dry winter the last couple months here in California. Great for garden parties, but not so great for the Sierra snow pack. According to scientists' preliminary surveys, the snow pack is about half of normal for this time of year.
Contagious Jonah Berger

Why some things become 'Contagious' online

Why do some things get passed around and around and around? We speak to Jonah Berger, an Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the new book "Contagious, Why Things Catch On."
Florida Gulf Coast v Georgetown

Florida Gulf Coast University's 'Dunk City' goes viral

The talk of the NCAA Basketball Tournament has to be the improbable fortune of Florida Gulf Coast University. Their fame has even created a trickle down effect to FGCU student Adebola Adigun, known by the rap handle Black Magic. He, along with fellow FGCU students created the Dunk City rap video, which has become a viral hit in its own right. We'll speak to him about campus life, and how he came up with his video.
Human Rights Campaign
During yesterday's Supreme Court hearing on gay marriage, maybe you noticed that many people changed their online profile pics to a red and pink equals sign.
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