Take Two for May 17, 2013

The Group Of Senators Dubbed The "Gang Of 8" Hold News Conference On Immigration Legislation
Finally, after months of negotiations, the House has an immigration bill of its own.
Feuer Trutanich composite

Can Trutanich survive Feuer in LA city attorney’s race?

Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich is fighting for his political life. A recent poll showed him down 11 points to his challenger, former State Assemblyman Mike Feuer.
Attorney General Eric Holder says he recused himself last year from a national security leak probe in which prosecutors obtained the phone records of Associated Press journalists.

Friday Flashback: IRS scandal, budget deficit and more

It's time for Friday Flashback, in which we talk about the week that was with our regular journalists in-the-know. On tap this week are Christina Bellantoni, politics editor for PBS Newshour, and James Rainey from the Los Angeles Times.
Susan Orlean

Test driving the office treadmill desk with writer Susan Orlean

Writer Susan Orlean recently turned in her office desk chair for a treadmill and wrote about it for the New Yorker. We thought we'd take KPCC's treadmill disk for a spin and ask Orlean what she was thinking.
Big Parade
The Big Parade is a two-day, 35-mile journey on foot from Downtown LA to Mt. Hollywood that winds through neighborhoods, parks, and more than one hundred public stairways.
Fitz and the Tantrums
Fitz and the Tantrums singers Michael Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs talk to Take Two about their latest album, and their life on the road.
LAPD

Federal judge drops consent decree on LAPD

The federal oversight of L.A.'s police department has finally come to an end. Known as the consent decree, it was first imposed in 2001, after the LAPD came under fire for a corruption scandal.
CBS 2013 Upfront Presentation

The 2013 TV Upfronts come to an end

The annual viewing party known as television upfronts has ended for this go-round. For a final update, we're checking in again with Jace Lacob, West Coast Deputy Bureau Chief for The Newsweek Daily Beast Company.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Holds News Conference Discussing Anti-Drunk Driving Campaign

What's the difference between .08 and .05 blood alcohol levels?

The NTSB recommends that states lower the threshold for drunk driving from 0.08% to 0.05%. How much of a difference does that reduction make?
US-MILITARY-CRIME-SEX-POLITICS
Another leader of a military sexual assault program has been dismissed in the alleged mistreatment of women. Now the White House and Congress are scrambling to find ways to tackle the problem.
Fruit Hunters
Delicious, exotic fruits and the people who study, grow and often obsess over them are the subject of the new documentary, "Fruit Hunters."
Jenny Chen
We've been talking with soon-to-be graduates of some of LA's colleges and universities to find out how they're feeling about being thrust out into an uncertain world.
Battle of the Queens
Every week we get your weekend conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party Download podcast and radio show.
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