Take Two

News and culture through the lens of Southern California. Hosted by Alex Cohen & A Martínez

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Take Two for April 24, 2013

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Aerialist Nik Wallenda Attempts To Cross Niagara Falls On A Tightrope

How secure is the US-Canada border?

Our policies are heavily directed at the Mexican border, but who is watching Canada, and how vigilantly?
American Wife Reunites With Deported Husband In Mexico

Mexican immigrants hope reform will allow for reunion with loved ones

Mexico sends the most immigrants to the U.S., and is arguably the foreign country that has the most at stake should comprehensive immigration reform pass Congress. For many Mexicans, the most anticipated part of reform is the chance to reunite with family members living in the U.S. without papers who they haven't seen for years, and in some cases, decades.
North Korea Key Players

Is Kim Jong Un's aunt calling the shots in North Korea?

Kim Jong Un came into power in North Korea after the 2011 death of his father, Kim Jong-il, but in a recent article for The Atlantic, journalist Donald Kirk suggests that Kim Jong Un may not actually be calling the shots.
Girl Scouts At 100: The Launch of ToGetHerThere
There's a special, real-life award that you can get, not just for playing video games, but for developing them. How do you get it? By being a Girl Scout in LA.
It's time for our weekly romp through sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky. They've covered the L.A. sports scene for over a decade for the Times and ESPN.
Aside from the difficulty of surgery, being an amputee may also prove challenging for these patients to navigate the world of private insurance, which can have spotty coverage for advanced prosthetic devices.
AP Mobile Twitter hacked

How to build a better, smarter, hack-proof password

Joining us to help you build a better password is Nicole Perlroth, technology and cybersecurity reporter for the New York Times. Welcome.
American Airlines passengers wait in line for a flight at Miami International Airport on Tuesday.

Blame game takes off amid sequestration cuts to FAA

While all those passengers are waiting for their delayed flight, their hardworking politicians in Washington are playing the blame game.
02 - UMMA Clinic Nursing

In South LA the doctor might not be in, but the nurse will be

Many residents of South L.A struggle with chronic conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure but don't know how to deal with them. While they need a doctor's care, its often difficult to find one at community clinics, leaving the bulk of the care administered by another type of healthcare worker .
California Children's Academy Budget Cuts Preschool Education
Marcelo Suarez -Orozco, Dean of U.C.L.A.'s Graduate School of Education, has spent a good chunk of his career studying how immigrants kids adapt to society here. He co-wrote, with his wife and colleague Carola, an op-ed about it this week in the New York Times.
In 2008 when many 20-somethings were in their teens, the country was in the midst of the economic downturn. How did that period affect how young people think about money and how they spend it?
A view of downtown Los Angeles,Californi

New tool aims to pinpoint which cities have the worst air

California's Environmental Protection Agency is rolling out a new tool on Tuesday, to help pinpoint communities that may be particularly vulnerable to pollution. It's the first environmental index of its kind in the nation, measuring a broad range of pollutants and health indicators in every zip code across the state.

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