Take Two for April 8, 2013

President Obama Announces Vice President Biden To Lead Interagency Task Force On Gun Control
It's a pivotal week for the gun control issue. Today senators return from a two-week spring recess and many of them are hopeful that a compromise on gun legislation is possible.

How the city of Modesto seizes guns from owners who have lost the right

In Modesto there's a unique program that sends Department of Justice agents out to seize firearms from people who have lost their rights to own a gun. Reporter Elaine Korry has the story.
Julia Sweeney has written about her personal experiences and many more in her new book "If It's Not One Thing It's Your Mother."

Announcing the winner of Public Radio Bracket Madness

Today, we're announcing the winner, and joining us for the big moment is the man behind this bracket brilliance, KPCC's web producer Mike Roe.
L.A. Times entertainment reporter Rebecca Keegan joins us for her regular Monday update of the latest from Hollywood.
Where has the love gone? More to the point, why are steamy, hot sex scenes just not showing up in movies anymore? With studios targeting a wider audience age range, violence, explosions and animation are now box office gold.
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher Has Died
Margaret Thatcher died this morning at the age of following a stroke. KPCC's Patt Morrison covered her visits to California and her visits with Reagan.

Powerball madness comes to California

Today, California becomes the 43rd state to join Powerball, the game with six of the 10 biggest U.S. jackpots ever. This morning, wanna-be millionaires started lining up outside store to buy tickets.
Curren Price Ana Cubas

South Los Angeles candidates work to mobilize voters

Ana Cubas and Curren Price are in the runoff for the Ninth Council District seat, but both are fighting historically low voter turnout in their communities.
"Why We Fight" Portrait Session
Filmmaker Eugene Jarecki will be addressing the California state legislature today about reforming the state's drug laws. He'll also be screening his award-winning documentary, "The House I Live In," which turns a critical eye on America's decades-long war on drugs.
Researchers at UCLA may have stumbled onto a ground-breaking treatment for methamphetamine addiction. Recently the FDA fast-tracked human testing for a drug that could be the first non-opiate drug treatment for heroin and opiate addiction.
T-Mobile Holds Announcement Event In New York
T-Mobile made headlines recently when they announced a radical shift its mobile plans: No more contracts ... I repeat, no more contracts
Google Maps Returns To Apple's iPhone
A California court has extended the ban on using cell phones while driving. It's not just texting and talking that are off limits, now you're barred from using your GPS apps, too.
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