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Take Two for May 22, 2013

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Eric Garcetti Los Angeles Mayor
For more on just how many Angelenos actually turned out vote, how much money was spent on each vote, and a general report on the outcome of the election, we're joined by KPCC's political reporters Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze.
Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
The Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday approved a massive plan for immigration reform. The rest of the Senate is now set to take up the bill after Memorial Day.
Mexican Billboard Awards Arrivals
Just like in politics, there's a rush to capture this fast-growing audience and the Spanish-language broadcaster Telemundo presented a bold plan to do just that. Here to tell us more is Telemundo president, Emilio Romano.

LAFD chief on tornado relief effort in Oklahoma

The search for survivors continues in Moore, Oklahoma, where a massive tornado killed at least 24 people, nine of whom were children. Helping with the recovery effort are fire fighters from Los Angeles and Orange counties.
Tornado Outbreak Slams Through Oklahoma
David Simpson, executive Director of the Center for Hazards Research at the University of Louisville, joins the show to fill us in on what new technologies could save us from a devastating natural disaster.
Los Angeles Clippers v Denver Nuggets
Time to romp through sports with the Kamenetzky Brothers, Andy and Brian have covered the sports scene for ESPN and the L.A. Times.
Monica Ratliff District 6

Monica Ratliff elected to LA school board

Voters yesterday elected Monica Ratcliff to the school board by a slim margin.
Gay couple Jeffrey Parsons (R) and Chris
UCLA researcher Gary Gates took a new look at census data and found that small and oftentimes more conservative towns have higher concentrations of gay couples raising children.
Kritika Mohan

New prostate cancer test designed to use urine instead of blood

A new prostate cancer test under development at UC Irvine involves urinating on a stick. The stick picks up a protein strongly associated with prostate cancer.
 Actor, activist and director Angelina Jolie
Last week actress Angelina Jolie made headlines when she revealed that she underwent a voluntary double mastectomy because she found out that she was a carrier of the BRCA1 gene which gave her an 87% chance of developing breast cancer.
LAPD Helicopter

What's it like to fly on an LAPD helicopter patrol?

A ride-along on an LAPD helicopter patrol is largely uneventful, as are many patrols. But the department insists the choppers play a valuable role.
Shore Things Early Summer
Just how many free samples is too many? Dan Pashman of The Sporkful podcast and blog joins the show with some tips.

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