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Prison Suicide - 3
Yesterday the Associated Press broke a story on California's prison mental health system that show how California spends more money on anti-psychotic medication than any other state in the nation. Many believe that this shows a tendancy to over-medicate mentally ill prisoners.
Some of the 24,000 mirrors called "helio
Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention plan to meet with Department of Corrections officials on Thursday to discuss the spread of Valley Fever at two Central California prisons.

Mexicans urge Obama, Peña Nieto to focus on security

President Obama travels south today to meet with Mexico's president, Enrique Peña Nieto. Under this new administration, Mexico wants to shift focus away from fighting drug traffickers to strengthening the economy. Fronteras Desk reporter Mónica Ortiz Uribe was in Mexico to talk with people there about their concerns ahead of the meeting.
Joining us to deconstruct the relationship between President Obama and Mexico's President Peña Nieto as the two meet today is Shannon O'Neil, senior fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations.
A barman serves Mexican craft beer in a

Navigating Mexico's booming beer industry

The street food scene in LA is a vibrant and varied world, but if you need some guidance navigating it, there's no one better to turn to than Bill Esparza.
Kickstarter does provide a way for fans to contribute to the content they love, but some people are a little turned off by the notion of millionaire celebrities asking for money from folks who make a lot less.
We recently spoke with Salman Rushdie who said he never imagined this book would make it to the silver screen when it was first published 32 years ago.
LA Mayoral Debate - April 22, 2013
KPCC's political team Frank Stoltze and Alice Walton join the show for a regular roundup of the latest political news.
Keeping your work and personal lives separate may get a little more complicated. According to a new study by the technology research company Gartner, more than half of companies will require their employees to bring their own computers on the job by 2017. The finding comes out of a survey of IT managers around the world.
Paul Miller
For an entire year, tech writer and self-proclaimed Internet addict Paul Miller chose to abstain from going online. He joins the show to talk about his experience.
Metro — which owns Union Station — is poised to reconfigure the station. That has some people wondering if it will lose some of its Art Deco charm.

Pasadena tries to lure younger audiences with krump (photos, video)

The Pasadena Dance Festival features krump dancing as its headlining act. Organizers hope the street dance will inspire young people to stay engaged in the arts. See photos and videos.
The Great Gatsby - Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) ©2012 Warner Bros
Every week we get your weekend conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party podcast and radio show.

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