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Take Two for August 6, 2013

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What does it mean to be middle class in LA?

The president is on a renewed mission to spotlight economic issues facing the majority of Americans, and part of this campaign focuses on what it means to be middle class in America.
Don Yellowman Fronteras

Navajo slow to rebuild after development freeze

One corner of the reservation about a million and a half acres, is even worse off because of something known as the Bennett Freeze. Here about 8,000 Navajo people have lived paralyzed in a state of poverty, extreme even by Navajo standards.
With two of the nation's most storied papers changing ownership, it's fair to wonder what could be next for the Los Angeles Times.
L.A. Unified iPads

iPad training for 1500 teachers in LA Unified begins this week

Over the next week, L.A. Unified will give 1,500 teachers a few days of training on using new iPad applications in the classroom.
01 - Red Tide Robot

Beachcombing: Hunting for red tide with algae-seeking robots (photos)

Red tide is a dangerous phenomenon that can sicken and even kill sea animals. To help scientists understand these tidessan USC has designed a seafaring robot.
Washington Redskins v Dallas Cowboys
Time Warner and CBS can't reach an agreement, but their customers are already paying for services they don't use. Subscribers often pay a portion of their monthly fee for channels they never watch.
Robin Thicke Performs Live On NBC "Today"
It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. This week, we chat with music programmer Morgan Rhodes and Soul-Sides.com author Oliver Wang to hear their thoughts on what's new in music.
This self-portrait of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines dozens of exposures taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager during the 177th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars, plus three exposures taken during Sol 270 to update the appearance
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Mars Curiosity landing. Congressman Adam Schiff — a Democrat from Burbank — has been pushing back against the Obama Administration's proposed cuts to planetary science research.

The benefits of embracing a child-free lifestyle

Going "child-free" is the cover story on this week's TIME Magazine, and story author Lauren Sandler joins the show today.
Fish are seen at Cabo Pulmo National Mar

A slow emptying of the 'world's aquarium'

The Sea of Cortez was once known for being one of the diverse seas on earth. A lot has changed over the years though, and not for the better.
Amber Alert

Want to turn off those Amber Alerts on your phone?

Many California citizens last night were awakened by an Amber Alert text message sent by the San Diego sheriff's department, a first for the state.
Huntington Library, Art Collections, Botanical Gardens
Guest host Tess Vigeland speaks with Shelley Bennett, author of "The Art of Wealth: The Huntingtons in the Gilded Age", about how the famous family built their fortune and became so enamored with collecting art.

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