Take Two for April 22, 2013

The Group Of Senators Dubbed The "Gang Of 8" Hold News Conference On Immigration Legislation
Revelations about the immigration status of the two suspects in last week's bombing in Boston might force lawmakers to rethink parts of the bill. In addition, pet projects hidden in the bill are beginning to raise questions about the initial agreements between labor and business.
The genocide trial of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt has been put on hold, after the judge in the case refused to follow another judge's ruling that the case should be retried.
The smoke stacks at American Electric Po

Quitting coal cuts carbon, but costs customers

Los Angeles plans to go coal free by 2025 to reduce carbon emissions. While great for Earth Day, quitting coal will have ripple effects on the region, not to mention ratepayers.
Fuel Cell

The fuel cell and the future of cars

What could be the next big thing in cars? Steve Proffitt reports on the progress being made in developing hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles, and rides in a new fuel cell SUV that the Korean auto maker Hyundai has recently put into mass production.
Oblivion Tom Cruise
LA Times entertainment reporter Rebecca Keegan joins us for her regular Monday update of the latest from Hollywood.
OxyContin Abuse On the Rise

Kaiser program reduces Vicodin and Oxycontin prescriptions

Kaiser program teaches the company's doctors how to safely prescribe pain medication. Vicodin and OxyContin prescriptions plummeted.

Mayor Villaraigosa unveils new $7.7 billion budget plan

The current mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, unveils his budget for the upcoming year, and it's a prettier picture than you might expect. Here with the details is KPCC's Alice Walton.
Dear Mayor Event
LA mayoral hopefuls Eric Garcetti and Wendy Greuel face off tonight in a live TV debate. The two candidates are battling to succeed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Over the past few weeks, KPCC asked L.A. residents about their top issues.
Back in November, voters passed Measure B, which requires adult film productions to obtain health permits before shooting, as well as mandating the use of condoms in sex scenes. The measure passed with 56 percent of the vote.
James Deen
Among the most vocal opponents of mandating condoms on adult film sets has been porn star James Deen. KPCC's Josie Huang visited Deen on set to learn what's behind his growing fame.
Bilingual Education Series

School funding plan takes stage in budget talks

A recent opinion poll found more than 70 percent of Californians support the Governor's proposal to spend more of the state's budget for K-12 on English learners and low-income students. The conversation in Sacramento is about to kick into high gear as budget negotiations continue, but it's been buzzing for some time now in the rest of the state.
Kids Earth Day Books

The best Earth Day books for kids

Our favorite children's librarian Mara Alpert is here to share some great green selections.
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