Take Two for September 24, 2013

US-POLITICS-ECONOMY-OBAMA

What will it take to avoid a government shutdown?

Paul Kane of the Washington Post speaks with host Alex Cohen about the delicate timetable of everything that needs to happen, and exactly by when, in order to forestall a shutdown.
California Prisons

California signs private prison deal to ease overcrowding

California signed a contract this week with private prison contractor to deal with overcrowding. Paige St. John of the LA Times joins the show with more.
San Joaquin Valley Doctors

The doctor is in, and lives down the road

Rural California has long faced a shortage of doctors. In the San Joaquin Valley alone, studies show the number of primary care physicians per person is about half the state's average.
Mexico City

Mexico becoming a new land of opportunity for immigrants

Mexico is transforming from a country where people immigrate from to one where people immigrate to as the economy continues to improve.
Parkinson
Architect John Parkinson designed some of L.A.'s most iconic buildings: City Hall, Union Station and the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, to name a few.
2012 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival - Day 1
It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday our weekly new music segment. This week we're going to be talking about rock with Shirley Halperin from The Hollywood Reporter and Chris Martins from Spin Magazine.
Is Governor's Jerry Brown's plan the best way to reduce the prison population in California?

Which notable bills are currently on Gov. Brown's desk?

The governor is signing several bills that have crossed his desk this week. We are going to take a look at three of them.
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has found Southern California Edison responsible for design flaws which led to the permanent shutdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating station earlier this year.
Jordan High School
L.A. Unified and seven other California school districts get a new plan this year, under a new federal waiver. Buddy schools are the big new idea.
Western Wildfires Yosemite
When the winter rains start falling, the burn areas become prone to erosion, and all that ash could end up choking the area's pristine rivers. Todd Ellsworth is heading up a Forest Service team to try to prevent such a scenario.
Desalting
The severe drought that hit the Southwest 14 years ago is expected to continue to bring down water levels on the Colorado River.
Whooping Cough Vaccinations Administered In Los Angeles

What's behind the resurgence of whooping cough cases?

When a vaccine was introduced in the 1940s, and rates dropped significantly, but then about three years ago an outbreak of the disease hit California.
Two wild horses fight during the 400-yea
Connecticut's Supreme Court is currently tackling an unusual question: are horses an inherently vicious animal?
America's Farm-to-Table Capital
The event was a kick off to the capital's first ever Farm to Fork week, a 10-day stretch intended to show off the local food scene.
Chris's Collection

Chris's Collection: Pink Tonka Jeep model

Chris Nichols is an editor at Los Angeles magazine, but he's also a walking encyclopedia when it comes to Southern California's history. Every so often he comes by and he brings in one of his treasures.
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