Take Two

News and culture through the lens of Southern California. Hosted by Alex Cohen & A Martínez

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Take Two for June 11, 2013

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Fronteras Desk

Reuniting children with deported parents brings extra scrutiny

Deported parents have an especially difficult challenge when their U.S. Citizen children become wards of the state. Jill Replogle from the Fronteras Desk introduces us to one couple on a long quest to have their children reunited with them in Tijuana.
Spirit Rover on Mars

Spirit: The little Mars rover that could, 10 years later

The Mars Spirit rover made some big discoveries on Mars, but the mission almost failed right out of the gate and suffered many setbacks along the way.
Gov. Brown Signs Legislation At Google HQ That Allows Testing Of Autonomous Vehicles

California lawmakers and Gov. Brown reach budget deal

Governor Jerry Brown and legislative leaders emerged from a meeting yesterday afternoon smiling. Looks like lawmakers will have no problem meeting Saturday's deadline for a final version of the budget.
Apple Hosts Annual Worldwide Developers Conference

Apple to manufacture Mac Pro computers in the US

Apple will assemble its Mac Pro line of desktop computers right here in the USA. The Cupertino-based company is not alone. There's been something of a manufacturing renaissance happening in the US of late.
Facebook Announces New Launcher Service For Android Phones

Facebook to face shareholders in first official meeting

Facebook is hosting its first ever shareholder meeting later today. What do shareholders want to know?
Gary Baseman
The various stages of Gary Baseman's life and career are now on display at the Skirball Cultural Center until August 18. Alex recently spent some time with the artist there and brings us this report.
Boards of Canada
Shirley Halperin, music editor at The Hollywood Reporter, and Chris Martins, senior writer for Spin magazine, fill us in on what new music we should be listening to.
Secretary Of Navy Awards Navy Cross For Bravery To Marine Killed In Afghanistan

US troops to train Japanese soldiers in San Diego

The San Diego area, home to several military bases, sees its share of military exercises. But it's not everyday you have 1,000 Japanese troops training alongside Americans.
Test Flight
It's years behind schedule and billions over budget, but the military's F-35 fighter plane is inching closer to reality.
E3 Expo
Today's the first day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo — better known as E3 — right in downtown Los Angeles. The three-day conference will showcase everything that video game companies will have to offer in the upcoming year.

Hubber car-sharing business comes to LAX

The next time you fly out of LAX, instead of spending money to park your car, you could be earning some. That's the idea behind Hubber, a new peer-to-peer car rental service that pairs tourists with residents.
San Onofre

Friends of the Earth's role in San Onofre's shutdown

When Southern California Edison made the surprise announcement that it would shut down San Onofre, anti-nuclear activists were jubilant. One small environmental group was especially important to shuttering San Onofre.
Quagga Mussels

Invasive Quagga mussels found at Lake Powell

Quagga mussels first hitchhiked into the US aboard ocean vessels from Eastern Europe in the 1980s. Now, they're showing up in Lake Powell, which straddles the border between Utah and Arizona.
Counter-Terror Demonstration
Angelenos love to complain about how loud helicopters are, and last night, residents were given an opportunity to air those grievances. Homeowners, pilots and representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration attended a meeting held by Congressman Adam Schiff to talk about solutions to helicopter noise.

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