Take Two for August 15, 2013

Mideast Egypt

Cairo protests hit home for many Egyptian-Americans

It's a tense situation for many Egyptians here in the U.S., as they watch the violent struggles for the future of their country from afar.
More than a thousand immigrants and their supporters from across California descended on the Congressional office of Kevin McCarthy in Bakersfield on Wednesday.
Ask Emily
Now to a new regular feature we're kicking off to answer you're pesky questions about the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare.
Oldest Petroglyphs

Oldest rock carvings in North America discovered in Nevada

Researchers have discovered what they say are the nation's most ancient rock carvings — known as petroglyphs —located in Western Nevada

Class-action lawsuit filed over Time Warner's CBS blackout

Time Warner has blacked out CBS shows for the last two weeks as it fights over how much it should pay in fees for the right to carry CBS-owned channels. Several southern California residents have gotten fed up enough to file a class-action suit yesterday.
President Obama Holds Twitter Town Hall Meeting

Study: Twitter can predict outcome of an election

A study by researchers at Indiana University shows that Twitter might be the best way to predict who will win an election.
Silk Road
An underground website, The Silk Road, reportedly traffics between $30-45 million in drugs from pot to LSD each year. Given the nature of the business, the guy in charge is pretty hard to pin down.
City Council Los Angeles

State of Affairs: City councilman woes, Garcetti and more

It's Thursday, which means it's time for State of Affair, our weekly look at politics throughout California. To help us with that, we're joined in-studio by KPCC political reporter Alice Walton and politics editor Oscar Garza.
Activists Protest Fracking In California

California's fight over fracking heats up

This morning, the California Coastal Commission meets in Santa Cruz. Environmental groups like the Sierra Club plan to show up in force to protest hydraulic fracturing in the Santa Barbara Channel, the site of a massive oil spill in 1969 many credit with launching the environmental movement know today.
California is now more than half way through the first year of its ambitious program to cut greenhouse gases under the landmark law: AB 32.
The smoke stacks at American Electric Po

Interpol issues guide to prevent carbon trading crime

Internationally, the carbon trading market has become one of the biggest commodities markets in the world. It's estimated to be worth about $175 billion dollars, which makes it a major target for crime.
Hamlet
Every week we get your weekend conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party Download podcast and radio show.
banksy flower girl 2008 mural street art
The LA-based auction house Julien's has announced that it's selling one of Banky's works - a piece called Flower Girl - which once graced the wall of a gas station on the corner of Beverly Boulevard and La Brea.
US-GERMANY-TRIAL-ROCKEFELLER IMPOSTOR

Gerhartsreiter sentenced to 27 years to life in prison

This morning, Christian Karl Gerhartsreiter was sentenced to 27 years to life in prison for the 1985 murder of a San Marino man, John Sohus.
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