Take Two

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Take Two for June 6, 2013

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Verizon Posts Quarterly Loss Of Just Over 2 Billion
Yesterday the Guardian released top secret information that the National Security Administration has been collecting all of the telephone records of Verizon customers across the U.S.
Trade Mexican Border

Delays at the border equal delays for businesses in US and Mexico

Last year the U.S. spent more on securing the border than it did on all federal law enforcement combined. Some argue that needs to change. Fronteras Desk reporter Mónica Ortiz Uribe has the story.
American Fuel Up On Cheaper Gas Over The Border Of Mexico
San Diego Senator Ben Hueso's SB 397 aims to offer voluntary enhanced driver's licenses to speed up border crossing between California and Mexico.
Lily Tomlin Portraits

Taking the stage with comic legend Lily Tomlin

Comic entertainer Lily Tomlin will be one of the guest stars on Friday's performance of Prairie Home Companion at the Greek Theater. We'll talk about her love of the radio show, and take a look back at her career, from her work on the classic TV show, Laugh-In to movies such as "9 to 5."
It's time now for City Hall Pass, our look at California politics. KPCC's political reporter Frank Stoltze and Alice Walton join the show to give us the lowdown on LA city politics.
Since 1985, the L.A. County High School for the Arts has shared classroom space at Cal State L.A. Now, the school gets its own dedicated building at a cost of $31 million.
Amy Quinton, Capital Public Radio

Hundreds of California communities rely on contaminated water

More than 600 communities in California rely on contaminated groundwater. The problem is especially acute in the Tulare River Basin and the Salinas Valley. About a quarter of a million people — some of the poorest in California — rely on groundwater contaminated with nitrates.
Former movie star Esther Williams poses for photog
Famed actress and swimmer Esther Williams died today at 91 years of age.
Lionel Richie's head
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.
NCAA Men's Final Four - Previews
Free bagels are okay for players, but not the shmear: that's just one of the rules for being part of the NCAA. Take Two goes through the sometimes non-sensical edicts in place for college sports.

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