Take Two for August 13, 2013

Sheriff: Victim 'In Every Sense of the Word'
Sixteen-year-old Hannah Anderson was rescued this weekend after family friend James DiMaggio allegedly kidnapped her.
Burned Bodies-Missing Children

How effective are Amber Alerts?

The use of widespread text messaging continues to reverberate. Many Californians complained the text that went out in the late evening was disruptive, and some crime experts are questioning the effectiveness of Amber Alerts.
Eli Erlick
California is now the first state in the nation with a law protecting transgender students. Governor Brown signed the bill yesterday, and it affects K-12 transgender children in public school.
Purple line to reach La Cienega
It might not be comparable to New York's subway system, but it's still possible to discover LA by train. KPCC's Leo Duran takes us on a tour.
Ron Finley's garden in Crenshaw

LA City Council to vote on curbside gardens

Today the LA City Council is set to vote on a motion that would allow residents to plant gardens on parkways. These small stretches of land between the sidewalk and curb are seen as fertile ground by urban gardeners.
Fronteras Desk

Border town deportations can be dangerous for migrants

The Obama administration has deported more than 1.9 million people from the United States since 2009. That's a record number that surpasses deportations under President George W. Bush’s two terms in office.
Michael Jackson HIStory World Tour
As the case slogs on, testimony has turned to the topic of the late pop star's finances. Turns out Jackson was pretty broke at the time of his death.
Agit8 Concert At Tate Modern

Tuesday Reviewsday: KT Tunstall, Wild Feathers, Washed Out

Now it's time for Tuesday Reviewsday our weekly new music segment. Shirley Halperin, music editor of The Hollywood Reporter joins us today.
Chris Nichols

Chris' Collection: Toy cameraman

LA Magazine's Chris Nichols brings in a toy cameraman that was once used for the Kraft Television Theater of the 1940s and '50s.
Healthcare Stock

The challenges facing Affordable Care Act outreach workers in LA

Outreach workers are already heading into communities with a high number of uninsured residents, including South LA. KPCC's Jose Martinez says some of the challenges these workers are encountering sound very familiar.
 Valley Fever

Valley Fever cases have tripled in the last 10 years

Now for an update to a health story we've been covering: The potentially lethal disease known as Valley Fever.
Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto put forward his proposal yesterday to make a fundamental change to the state-owned oil company, which has been under-performing in recent years.

What's the next step in Elon Musk's Hyperloop plan?

On Monday we had some fun speculating about how billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's planned transportation system might work, but now we've heard from the man himself.
Beach Water Quality Tester - 1
Government employees regularly sample and test ocean water. It's their job to make sure people don't get sick from swimming in polluted areas.

The military as an environmentalist?

When you think "military," you probably don't think "environmentalist." But it turns out Defense Department properties -- like the Navy-owned island of San Clemente, or the area around Camp Pendleton -- boast the highest density of threatened and endangered species of any federal land management agency.
Songs Los Angeles

Songs in the Key of LA: 'Lead Me, Guide Me'

Kun and his students culled through thousands of pieces of sheet music in the library's collection to find songs about the Golden State. One of the tunes they discovered is called "Lead Me, Guide Me."
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