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News and culture through the lens of Southern California. Hosted by Alex Cohen & A Martínez

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Take Two for November 6, 2013

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Anthem Blue Cross Rate Hike
Here in California, problems with our own state rollout persist, where close to one million Californians have learned their policies will be cancelled because they don't meet basic requirements.
Medicaid Crisis

How are Latinos faring with ACA open enrollment?

More than 10 million uninsured Latinos is this country stand to benefit from the the ACA and could get access to healthcare next year, according to the HHS. But what if they can't sign up?
Suburbs poor

Hidden in the suburbs: America's new poor

In part 2 of the Fronteras Desk's series on hidden pockets of poverty, reporter Kate Sheehy took a look at this hard to find population.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin has written her sixth book, which looks at how President Teddy Roosevelt shaped the bully pulpit.
Jonathan Martin, seen here during an NFL rookies' camp in 2012, allegedly received threatening texts and voice mails from teammate Richie Incognito that included racial slurs.

Sports Roundup: Dolphins drama, wacky injuries and more

Bullying culture in the NFL might be more deeply entrenched than we thought, there are some strange ways to get injured and if you can believe it marriage and tasers might not be a good mix. For more on all this we're joined by Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, who have covered sports for ESPN and the L.A.Times.

Etiquette Lesson: How do you deal with rude behavior?

To help us navigate the people in our lives who lack some important social graces is Slate's Emily Yoffe, best known for her Dear Prudence advice column.
"MON 810", a variety of GMO corn

Washington voters take to the polls to decide on GMO labeling

To label or not to label genetically modified foods, that is the question Washington state voters were asked to decide in yesterday's election.
City Council Los Angeles

Where are all the women in LA's City Hall?

Both Greuel and Martinez were here at KPCC last night as part of a panel about why there are so few women in politics in this town. KPCC political reporter Alice Walton, who moderated the event, joins the show to talk about the event.
Mayoral Election Held In Los Angeles

Would-be candidates get a boost onto the political ladder

While most any citizen can become a candidate, it's a challenge to recruit supporters and raise the money to run a winning campaign. But help is available to get a leg up on the political ladder.
Border Patrol

Border Patrol rejects limits to use of deadly force policies

The U.S. Border Patrol recently reviewed its use of force policies, and concluded that agents will still be able to use deadly force against people throwing rocks.
Graton Resort & Casino
Yesterday in the Northern California town of Rohnert Park , the Graton Resort and Casino opened its doors for the very first time. The $800 million Vegas-style casino was soon packed to the gills.
Santa Monica Airport 1

Santa Monica Airport: Business asset or too close for comfort?

The city of Santa Monica's lawsuit against the FAA is the latest shot in a long-standing battle over the airport's future. Local businesspeople are watching closely.
Love To Love You Donna
Music supervisor Randall Poster doesn't just work on movie music, he also keeps busy producing records, the latest is a tribute to Donna Summer called "Love to Love You Donna".

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