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Obama promotes health care reform in Maryland

President Obama spent the morning in Maryland today, talking about the Affordable Care Act. The president appeared at Prince George's Community College to help explain how Obama care works

Ask Emily: Navigating the new Medi-Cal expansion

On October 1 the healthcare exchange - Covered California - will open enrollment. That date also marks the enrollment for the newly expanded Medicaid - or MediCal here in California - the state-sponsored health insurance for low-income people.
Activists Protest House Farm Bill Plan To Cut Food Assistance Program

House bill threatens federal food stamp program

Thousands of needy Californians could lose food stamps under a House Republican bill that cuts $40 billion dollars from the federal program. Senate Democrats have vowed to fight the cuts.
Obamacare Whats in a Name

Rep. John Campbell on averting the government shutdown

Last night, the Senate struck a deal to speed up a vote on the House spending bill, which contains language that would defund Obamacare.
When a building or structure collapses and traps people beneath the rubble, one of the toughest things for rescue crews to do is to find survivors.
Medicaid Crisis

For refugee doctors, journey back to practicing medicine is the longest

Medical professionals who've come to the U.S. as refugees have had a tough time. Many have had to swap their stethoscopes for a license to drive a taxi cab despite the need for more doctors and nurses.
A car lays buried in mud after flooding triggered by Hurricane Manuel in Chilpancingo, Mexico.

Southern California community struggles to provide aid across border

In the wake of two hurricanes slamming into Mexico, migrant communities here in California have mobilized to send aid back to their home towns, many of them small, remote, and hard hit. But the ad hoc groups are hitting a roadblock at the border. The California Report's Amy Isaacson has this story.w

Should it be legal for women to go topless in public? (Poll)

Should women in this country be allowed to go topless in public? It's a heated debate in which both sides argue that they're fighting against the objectification of women.
New Yorker writer Susan Orlean talks about why the horse_ebooks Twitter account was so popular and how she revealed who was actually behind the whole thing.
ladwp building

State Of Affairs: DWP, Proposition 13 and more

It's Thursday and that means it's time for State of Affairs, our look at politics and government throughout California. To help us with that we're joined in studio now by KPCC political reporters Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's candid obsession with Twitter

Most members of Congress tweet here and there, or more likely someone on their staff does it for them. Few in Congress are devoted, maybe even a little obsessed with Twitter. Orange County Congressman Dana Rohrabacher is among those devotees.
Oilman's daughter

How Judith Patterson discovered she was 'The Oilman's Daughter'

Imagine waking up one day in your 30s and finding out you weren't exactly who you thought you were. That's what happened to Judith Patterson.

Plan to raise Shasta Lake may hinge on Sacred River

Moving forward with a proposal to raise the water level of California's biggest reservoir will have an array of spillover effects, not the least of which are on the rivers flowing into Shasta Lake, and the people who live, play and pray along them.
Legless Lizard

Dinner Party Download: Legless lizards, new $100 bill and more

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.

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