Take Two for May 3 2013

Springs Fire

Ventura County wildfire update

We begin today with an update on the Springs wildfire in Ventura County. So far, more than 10,000 acres have burned with only 10 percent of the fire contained. Joining us now is KPCC reporter Corey Moore, who's at the fire command center in Camarillo.
Big Bear Ski Scene Feature
The early start to the fire season is just one effect of a very dry winter. Yesterday, state officials took one last measure of the snow in the Sierra Mountains. The results? Not good.
California Department of Water Resources

Aerial lab being used to measure California snowpack

The snowpack measurement is about to get more precise. NASA is pioneering a new technique to monitor snowpacks, from 17,000 feet above the ground.
MEXICO-US-OBAMA-SPEECH
We talk about the week that was with our regular journalists in-the-know. On tap this week are Nancy Cook, economic and fiscal policy reporter for the National Journal, and James Rainey from the Los Angeles Times.
The Iceman Michael Shannon
Between 1960 and 1990 hit man Richard Kuklinski allegedly killed over 100 people. Now his story is set for the big screen, starring Michael Shannon as Kuklinski, Winona Ryder, Chris Evans and Ray Liotta.
Airborne Toxic Event

Airborne Toxic Event's 'Such Hot Blood'

Seven years ago, a local journalist named Mikel Jollett decided it was time to stop writing about musicians and start making music himself. That was the beginning of the band now known as the Airborne Toxic Event.
Governor Jerry Brown late last night handed in a proposal to further reduce the state's prison population. The state has been working on reducing prison over-crowding since 2011.
Solar Plane
A flight from California to New York usually takes about six hours, but for André Borschberg it's going to take a lot longer. Borschberg and fellow pilot Bertrand Piccard will leave Mountain View, California today for the Big Apple on the 'Solar Impulse,' the first solar-powered plane that can fly overnight.
Live Below The Line

Could you live on $1.50 a day?

Recently a group of celebrities made headlines when they participated in something called Live Below the Line campaign. The initiative, sponsored by the Global Poverty Project organization, challenges people to live on $1.50 a day for a week.
Rolling Stones swing
The Rolling Stones turn 50 this year. But did you know that their first US concert took place right here in California? Not at the Hollywood Bowl, not the Troubadour, but in San Bernardino.
Mormon General Conference Begins In Salt Lake City
Since 2000, the number of Spanish-speaking Mormons in the U.S. has just about doubled. Many of those Latino Mormons don't have legal documentation, which poses a problem for the church.
HORSE RACING - 1

Breeders' Cup backs away from plan to expand Lasix ban

The Breeders' Cup World Championships banned Lasix for two-year-olds, and planned to expand it to all ages. But the race's leaders decided not to expand the ban.
2013 Kentucky Derby - Preview
A jockey named Kevin Krigger has a chance at making history this Saturday, when he competes in the Kentucky Derby aboard the favored horse: Goldencents.
The Big 4 - Metallica. Slayer. Megadeth. Anthrax.
The music world mourns the loss of a true metal God. Slayer guitarist and co-founder Jeff Hanneman died Thursday morning of liver failure. He was just 49 years old.
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