Take Two for June 13, 2013

This morning, former CIA analyst Edward Snowden told China News Daily that the United States has been hacking China. Take Two talks with Marketplace’s China Correspondent Rob Schmitz.
Edward Snowden

Is Edward Snowden a hero or a traitor?

Activists have been rallying in support of Edward Snowden outside the American Consulate in Hong Kong, but support for the former NSA contractor is by no means universal.
CIA Dart Gun Frank Church

Does the US need another Church Committee?

In 1975 and 76, the committee heard from scores of witnesses and investigated CIA, NSA and FBI operations that sometimes sounded like the stuff of spy fiction.
Pro-life demonstrators (R) confront pro-

Denied access to abortions. What happens after?

The House Judiciary Committee has approved a ban on 20-week abortions, and now the measure is headed to the floor of the Senate next week.
LA Port Strike
The Supreme Court overturned part of the anti-smog program at the Port of Los Angeles today.
Dustin Lance Black
The drama of Prop 8 has reached its apex at the high court. Dustin Lance Black talks about bringing that drama to the stage in the play "8."
California Lawmaker Searched
Take Two looks at the latest in the investigation surrounding Senator Ron Calderon and rounds up the week in politics throughout California with KPCC political reporters Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze.
California Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, questioning Attorney General Eric Holder last week.

What does Darrell Issa want?

The Southern California Congressman is at ground zero of investigations into Benghazi and the IRS. Is it a political stepping stone?
Magdalena New Mexico

Small New Mexico town of Magdalena runs out of water

Wildfires are burning across New Mexico and water is increasing scarce. So scare, that early this month one town in central New Mexico ran out of water.
A class action lawsuit has been brought against the state of Nevada and a psychiatric hospital, charging them with violating patients' constitutional rights.
Alicia Margarita Arellanes Cervantes

Mayor of Monterrey, Mexico gives the city over to God

Northern Mexico continues to struggle with crime, violence and kidnappings, which is why Alicia Margarita Arellanes Cervantes, the mayor of Monterrey, Mexico, is giving the city over to God.
Bling Ring
Friday marks the opening of the new Sofia Coppola film “The Bling Ring,” a fictionalized account of a real-life set of Southern California teenage burglars who targeted celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Orlando Bloom.
Transitional Kindergarten

Rollout of California program offers glimpse of universal Pre-K

A year in, Transitional Kindergarten had it's share of struggles and successes. The new grade may offer lessons on how universal Pre-K would work — or stumble.
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