Take Two for September 17, 2013

Aaron Alexis

An update on the Navy Yard shooting investigation

Yesterday, 34-year-old Aaron Alexis stormed the Navy Yard in DC just miles from the White House, killing 12 people before being shot and killed by authorities. Investigators are still looking into his background and motive.

How to destroy a cache of chemical weapons

Syria has agreed to turn over its chemical weapons to UN inspectors. They have to destroy and dispose of them. It's a complex, dangerous and expensive process.
Colorado Flooding

Estes Park, Colorado begins recovery from flooding

The small mountain town of Estes Park was hit hard by the rains. It sits in a valley at the east entrance of Rocky Mountain National Park.
KB Home 5

5 years after start of Great Recession, Temecula sees a building boom

There were few areas of the U.S. harder hit than the Inland Empire by the Great Recession. But now the region is seeing housing prices soar and construction roar back.
Air Force Toxic Dump

Air Force hopes to stick California city with radioactive waste dump

The Air Force is trying to get rid of tons of radioactive dirt on a defunct military base outside Sacramento. Trouble is, no facility in California is licensed to dispose of it. So the Air Force is planning to build a radioactive waste dump on the base.
Carly Ritter
Now it's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. Joining the show this week is critic Steve Hochman. We have a theme this week, which coming right after the 9/11 anniversary and the Jewish High Holidays, is fitting: Healing.
Grand Theft Auto V
Gamers throughout the world are buzzing about today's release of "Grand Theft Auto V." Here in LA we're especially psyched about it because the mayhem takes place on our very streets....as if we didn't have enough of that.
Peter Lee

How will California's health care exchange work?

In just two weeks, residents of California will be able to begin shopping for health care coverage, and find out about subsidies and credits, at the state's new health care exchange.
Cinco De Mayo Celebrated In Los Angeles

The origin of National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month got underway this past Sunday. The celebration recognizes the contributions and culture of Hispanics in the United States.
American Fuel Up On Cheaper Gas Over The Border Of Mexico

How cross-border trucking companies stay ahead of drug smugglers

More than five million trucks crossed into the U.S. from Mexico last year. For drug smugglers, getting a truckload of illegal narcotics past border authorities means potentially huge profits.
Activists Protest Fracking In California

Why California lawmakers are failing to pass environmental bills

Notably absent from the discussion are environmental laws. In fact, a significant number of green measures wilted in the state legislature last year.
blue footed booby

Blue-footed Booby causes a flutter in LA (PHOTOS)

An unusually high number of Blue-footed Boobies have been spotted in LA County recently, giving local bird watchers a chance to see a uncommon species close to home.
Shasta Lake

Shasta Dam: same water war, new battle

The idea to raise the height of Shasta dam has been bandied about for a decade and it's getting to decision time. But as KQED science editor Craig Miller reports, the controversy has not dried up.
Is Governor's Jerry Brown's plan the best way to reduce the prison population in California?

Gov. Brown seeks 3-year delay for prison population cap

Governor Jerry Brown and how he will meet a court-ordered mandate to ease over-crowding in California prisons. Following a compromise with lawmakers last week, the governor said he'll seek a three-year delay in meeting the population cap set by the judge.
Jason Knight
In photographer Jason Knight's series Dead Man's Curve, he risked life and limb to take shots of a car crash graveyard just below a dangerous section of Mulholland Drive.
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