Time for the government shutdown edition of the Friday Flashback, our weekly analysis of stories in the news. Here with us in the studio, James Rainey of the LA Times, and joining us from the DC, Nancy Cook of National Journal.
Tourists are already at a bit of a loss, and the stalemate could also negatively affect the economies of towns near the parks. Here to explain what's happening and offer alternatives to would-be visitors is KPCC's environment reporter, Molly Peterson.
We've got something of a beef to settle...or you might say carne asada. Yesterday, the New York Times published a special taco issue of the food section. Their food writer Ligaya Mishan made a provocative claim:
Later this month, some of the greatest names in modern comedy, including Zach Galifianakis, Adam Sandler and Sarah Silverman will take to the stage in Santa Monica. It's the first-ever Festival Supreme, a celebration of music and comedy, that’s put together by Jack Black and Kyle Gass, otherwise known as Tenacious D. T