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LAX Shooting
Suspected LAX shooter Paul Ciancia believed in a conspiracy theory about a global government takeover called the New World Order. Freelance journalist Alex Zaitchik joins the show with more.
A gay rights activist waves a rainbow flag in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in June, a day before the ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act.

LGBT workplace rights bill moves forward in Senate

Last night, the Senate ended debate on a bill prohibiting workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. A full vote on the measure is expected to take place later this week, and most observers believe it will pass.
California's twin tunnels project faces DC roadblocks
Governor Jerry Brown has been pushing a plan to make water supply both more reliable and more environmentally sound: The water tunnels. Here to tell us more is Lauren Sommer, environment reporter for KQED public radio in San Francisco.

Why 1913 was a big year for the City of Los Angeles

In 1913, the LA Aqueduct opened and the La Brea Tar Pits were discovered. Charlie Chaplin signed on with his first Hollywood studio and World War I was just on the horizon. Take Two takes a look at a formative year in Los Angeles history.
The Book of Jezebel

Writer Anna Holmes takes Jezebel from blog to book

In 2006, writer Anna Holmes was tapped to start the feminist blog, Jezebel. By the time she left in 2010, she had built one of the most successful sites in the world garnering 32 million page views a month.
Now it's time for Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment. Joining us this week are Shirley Halperin, music editor at The Hollywood Reporter, and Chris Martins, senior writer at spin magazine.
The Whale Warehouse

A peek inside the LA Natural History Museum's whale warehouse

There's a collection at LA County's Natural History Museum that most don't get to see: The Marine Mammal Laboratory, otherwise known as the whale warehouse.

College town struggles to keep low income housing

In a growing college town like Flagstaff it’s often a struggle to find both low income housing and student housing. A new project for off campus housing at Northern Arizona University may result in the eviction of more than 50 families at a nearby trailer park.

Researchers find 52.2 million-year-old tomatillo fossil

A 52.2-million-year-old tomatillo was discovered in Laguna del Hunco, Argentina. Paleobotanist and Penn State professor Peter Wilf presented the findings recently at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America.
Miami Dolphins 2011 Headshots

How much bullying goes on in the NFL?

Last week, Miami Dolphins lineman Jonathan Martin abruptly left the team for what was then termed as a non-football related illness. Since then, reports have surfaced that his teammate Richie Incognito was the ringleader of years of intimidation and harassment.
Recently the issue of head injuries and sports has become a heated topic. Researchers are learning that even seemingly moderate impacts to the head can have far more lasting effects than previously thought.
Headshot Portrait Of Johnny Cash

'Johnny Cash: The Life' sheds new light on the Man in Black

Johnny Cash wrote more than a thousand songs during the span of his 50-year career. The new book, "Johnny Cash: The Life," by former LA Times music critic Robert Hilburn takes a new, intimate look at the Man in Black.

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