Take Two for October 9, 2013

US-POLITICS-ECONOMY
Congress will vote next week on whether to raise the debt ceiling, but a new United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection poll finds that many Americans are confused about this concept.
Furloughed Federal Workers Protest Government Shutdown
We check in with furloughed workers Dan Stevens, training coordinator for FEMA, Lauren Weinhold, digital archivist for NOAA, and Ray Tchoulakian, contract specialist for the offices of Medicare and Medicaid to see how they're filling their days.
iPads in Schools
As the L.A. Unified school district begins what could be the largest 1:1 iPad project in the nation, some researchers, parents and educators say it's moving too fast.
Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Four
It's time for sports with Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, who have covered sports for the LA Times and ESPN.
California Gov. Jerry Brown.
Yesterday Governor Jerry Brown signed more than a dozen bills to improve access to water in California.
The Imperial Valley
Every two weeks, a group of volunteers has been going out into the Imperial Valley to leave water for the migrants who try to cross the Mexico border in California's unforgiving desert.
Holiday fares

App Chat: Tools to make travel more bearable

This week on App Chat, we'll fill you on the best apps to help you organize, survive and thrive when you travel this holiday season.
Chris's Collection

Chris's Collection: Batmobile toy

Chris Nichols is editor at Los Angeles magazine, and he's also quite the collector of things from eras gone by. From time to time, he brings some of his treasures into the studio for a little show and tell.
Classical mechanics, represented by Isaac Newton, typically doesn't play nicely with quantum mechanics, represented by Schrodinger's cat. But the 2013 Nobel laureates for chemistry figured out a way to get the two work together.

USC chemistry professor Arieh Warshel wins Nobel Prize

One of California's own got a life-changing phone call this morning. USC professor Arieh Warshel was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry today along with two colleagues.
Justice For My Sister
The 16th annual Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival kicks off Thursday. Among the many films being screened is a documentary called "Justice For My Sister."
Find an archived Episode: