Take Two for October 21, 2013

BART Strike Hampers Bay Area Monday Morning Commute

Bay Area BART strike enters its fourth day

The two sides involved in the transit strike have mostly agreed on economic issues but have reached an impasse over work rules.
US-POLITICS-HEALTH-OBAMA

Obama says there's 'no excuse' for glitches in ACA websites

Since the healthcare exchanges opened up on October first, there have been a lot of complaints about the many glitches people have encountered trying to check out healthcare options on the government run website. The president acknowledged that the technical side of things hasn't exactly been up to snuff.
Los Angeles Dodgers v San Diego Padres

LA Dodgers management looks ahead to next season

KPCC Business Reporter Ben Bergman talks about how the Dodgers did off the field this season, and their prospects for next season.
In the new film adaptation of Twelve Years A Slave, Chiwetel Ejiofor plays Solomon Northup, a black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841.

How depictions of slavery in film have evolved

"12 Years A Slave" is the latest cinematic representation of one of the most shameful chapters in our nation's past. For more on the history of slavery in film and the effect it has on our cultural understanding of the subject, we're joined by Brenda Stevenson, professor of history at UCLA.
The Fifth Estate
Time for On The Lot, our weekly look at the business of entertainment with Nicole Sperling of the LA Times.
Schwarzenegger Holds Press Conference On Passing Of California Budget

Charles Phoenix uncovers retro gems in Sacramento

Our state capitol is a town known for politics, but according to the King of Kitsch Charles Phoenix, there's plenty of fun to be had there, too.
The Group Of Senators Dubbed The "Gang Of 8" Hold News Conference On Immigration Legislation

What is the status of the House's immigration reform effort?

House Republicans decided to tackle smaller pieces of immigration legislation, and the House's so-called "Gang of Eight" congresspeople working on legislation has dwindled to just five members.
IZOD IndyCar Series Future Car Strategy Announcement

Where did all the big-city Republican mayors go?

The website Politico recently pointed out that in 2000, Republican mayors governed half of the nation's dozen most populous cities. Today, the biggest city with a Republican mayor is Indianapolis.
Almond Farm Bees - 1

Guerrilla beekeeping in LA

Commercial honeybee colonies around the world are collapsing, and scientists are trying to figure out why. The good news? Bees are thriving in urban areas.

Toyota recalls more than 850,000 cars due to spiders

Toyota has issued a recall that affects more than 870,000 cars on the road.
Bay Area Climate Change

How climate change may transform the Bay Area's landscape

KQED Science reporter Lauren Sommer says scientists and land managers are grappling with how to plan for a Bay Area that one day could look more like Southern California.
Elliott Smith

10 years later: Remembering musician Elliot Smith

Ten years ago today, musician Elliott Smith died violently at his home in Echo Park.
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