Take Two for September 25, 2013

Gov. Brown Signs Legislation At Google HQ That Allows Testing Of Autonomous Vehicles

Gov. Brown given 30-day extension to reduce prison overcrowding

California signed a deal on Tuesday with a private prison contractor for two facilities and had plans to lease more space. But yesterday afternoon, a three-judge panel granted Governor Brown only a 30-day extension to reduce crowding: now he has until Jan. 27.

Gulf Cartel hands out relief for victims of Mexico flooding

While the government and aid organizations struggle to get help to the affected communities, one group has magnanimously pitched in to help: The Gulf Cartel.
Irvine Gateway

Irvine's Asian population booms, boosting real estate sales

Irvine is now one of the hottest real estate markets in the nation, partly due to its appeal to Asian homebuyers attracted to the planned community’s wide boulevards, open space and new construction.
San Diego Rally Protests U.S. Immigration Raids

The battle over San Diego's Barrio Logan

After 30 years, Barrio Logan has a new community plan and the maritime industry is not happy about it.
Mujeres de la Tierra

Latinos a growing force in the fight for environmental issues

According to a USC-L.A. Times poll, Latino voters in California are almost twice as likely to be concerned about environmental issues than whites.
Los Angeles Lakers Introduce Dwight Howard

Sports Roundup: Lakers drama, 'Shaqamento', and more

A purple and gold family drama, 1-2-3-4 I declare a Twitter war and exit Sandman. All that can only mean one thing, it's time for sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky.

What Caltech MacArthur 'genius' Colin Camerer will do with the money

Behavioral economist Colin Camerer joins Take Two to talk about receiving the MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant and the work that got him noticed.
68th Session Of The United Nations General Assembly Begins

Why is Iran opening up to nuclear talks with US?

After years of fierce resistance, is Iran really ready to come clean about its nuclear program? And if so, why now?
Historic Drought Cripples Ranches And Farms In American West
Earlier this summer in places like New Mexico and Arizona, temperatures were reaching record highs, cattle were dying and crops were drying up. So did those September storms do much to help the drought?
Tijuana sales tax

Mexico proposes border sales tax hike

Mexico's Congress may soon hike the sales tax in stores along the U.S. border. But that could drive more Mexican shoppers to places like San Diego, where the lower sales tax saves them money

App Chat: Discover new music with Hype Machine, Songza and more

This week on app chat we're going to help you discover new music. Jacqui Cheng of Ars Technica talks with A Martinez about Hype Beast, Songza and more.
Navajo App

Navajo language app comes to Android

Android users now have a way to brush up on their Navajo. As KUNM's Carrie Jung reports, the Navajo Keyboard app is allowing smart phone users to practice their skills in the native language through text messaging and social media.

Burger King debuts new lower calorie french fries

For many people, a large order of greasy french fries is the very definition of a guilty pleasure. But what if they were lower in fat and calories? Would that make it less guilty?

The politics of Dr. Seuss's 'Green Eggs and Ham'

As part of his pseudo-filibuster against funding for Obamacare Republican Ted Cruz read aloud from "Green Eggs and Ham" for his daughters who were apparently at home watching him on C-SPAN. This was an interesting choice -- politically

How much homework is too much?

Like a lot of parents, writer Karl Taro Greenfeld was concerned about the amount of homework his eighth grade daughter had to struggle through each night. But unlike most parents, Greenfeld decided to see for himself what sort of workload his 13-year-old was having to tackle.
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