Take Two for June 24, 2013

The Supreme Court Hears Hears Affirmative Action Case Regarding Admissions To Texas University
In a 7-1 ruling, the high court "vacated and remanded" an earlier decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which had upheld the UT Austin's affirmative action program.
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Why is Edward Snowden seeking asylum in Ecuador?

First WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought political asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Now Ecuador has received an asylum request from former U.S. Intelligence contractor Richard Snowden and will process it when he arrives in the South American nation.
El Monte Pharmacy
A proposed California law would let pharmacists prescribe smoking-cessation drugs, administer routine vaccines and order certain tests without a doctor's supervision.
Immigration Activists Demonstrate In Front Of Detention Center In New York
The Senate continues debate on a comprehensive immigration reform package. Many believe it will pass before the week is out, but some are saying it could get as many as 70 votes before it goes to the House.
LA Central Library with Susan Orlean
Writer Susan Orlean has a knack for turning ordinary sounding subjects into extraordinary stories. She recently relocated to Los Angeles and it's here that she's found the subject of her next book: the central library.
Monsters University
Now its time for our regular Monday discussion of the entertainment biz, On the Lot with LA Times reporter Rebecca Keegan.

Odd Hollywood Jobs: Military liaison

When he joined the Army 18 years ago, Lt. Col. Steven Cole never thought he would be working in Hollywood, but today, he serves as a liaison between the Army and the entertainment industry.
Imperial Courts
Early Sunday morning, a man was shot while standing outside the Imperial Courts public housing development in Watts. He's the nineteenth person to die in South Los Angeles this year.
The Daily Beast Bi-Partisan Inauguration Brunch

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton on immigration reform

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is leading a delegation of mayors who hope to help shape the debate in Congress by providing a local government perspective on the need for immigration reform
Supreme Court Upholds Obama's Affordable Care Act
As we mentioned earlier - this coming January the Affordable Care Act goes into effect. But in a state as diverse as California, what will it take sell Obamacare to ethnic communities where English is a second language?
New York Knicks v Boston Celtics - Game Four
Last night, the Clippers took another step in the right direction after agreeing in principle to a deal with the Boston Celtics for their head coach Doc Rivers.
Hell Is Other People
With social networks like Facebook, Foursquare, Instagram and Twitter, there are plenty of ways to keep track of your friends, family members and co-workers. But what if you'd rather avoid them?
We asked listeners to tell us how they got their names. Dalton Conley, a sociology professor at New York University joins the show to tell us how important names can be and what they say about you.
Neal Conan
Neal Conan has been hosting the show since 2001 and he joins us now from NPR in Washington DC to talk about the show's legacy and what's next for him.
Gary David Goldberg Celebrates The Release Of His Autobiography
Gary David Goldberg, the creator of the hit 80s TV show "Family Ties" as well as several other series, died yesterday, just two days shy of turning 69.
"50 Years Of Stax" Benefit Concert

Booker T changes pace with 'Sound the Alarm'

The sound of the B3 Hammond Organ has always been a hallmark of Booker T's music. The group's new album, "Sound the Alarm," expands on that tradition.
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