Take Two for September 16, 2013

Fast Food Worker Strike

Survey says more Americans identifying as 'lower class'

More Americans than ever are identifying at 'lower class.' For more on why that is and what it means, we're joined by California-based economist Chris Thornberg of Beacon Economics.

With Larry Summers out as Fed chair, is Janet Yellen in?

President Obama's apparent favorite for new head of the Federal Reserve stepped aside yesterday. With Larry Summers gone, will the Fed get its first female Chair?
Lake Tahoe

Nevada wins in Lake Tahoe struggle against California

The crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe are being muddied by conflict between California and Nevada over how to manage the future of this natural wonder.
Jurupa Valley

Jurupa Valley cityhood may end due to lack of funding

California's newest city, Jurupa Valley, formed just two years ago. It's located about 50 miles east of LA in Riverside County and it's home to about 100,000 residents.
The Girl

On The Lot: Samantha Geimer, JK Rowling's latest, Bob Newhart

Time now for On the Lot, our weekly look at the business of Hollywood, with Rebecca Keegan of the Los Angeles Times.
Team Karate Center with A Martinez
Take Two's series on unusual Hollywood jobs continues with the person responsible for making sure that fight scenes are not only safe, but look as realistic as possible … a fight coordinator.
UN Syria Report
Earlier today, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon held a closed door meeting with the Security Council to discuss a report on last month's poison gas attack outside Damascus.

Students will soon face a more difficult GED Exam

Thousands in California are racing to get their GEDs before the high school equivalency exam goes through a major transformation.
DJ. Mr. Cee
Last week, New York radio DJ Mister Cee gave a teary admission on air. He admitted to soliciting sex from a transgender prostitute, and then resigned his position saying he didn't want to being negative attention to his colleagues.
Ig Nobel

Ig Nobel Awards celebrate the strangest achievements in science

The awards are of course a spoof of the prestigious Nobel prize and are given out each year to the funniest and most bizarre achievements in scientific research.
Splendour In The Grass 2013 - Day 2

Matt Berninger of The National on 'Mistaken For Strangers' doc

For more on the film and the new album, we were joined in studio recently by Matt Berninger. He says Mother Nature helped set the tone of "Trouble Will Find Me" during their recording in New York.
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