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With IPO, can Twitter evolve to rival Facebook's success?

Twitter's initial public offering went live today on the New York Stock Exchange. Before trading began it was valued at $26 a share, but it quickly shot up to $45 a share as soon as trading started.
Sales Of New Homes Rise Over 15 Percent In January
A new report out this week shows home prices in San Francisco are skyrocketing, as are evictions. For more on this, we're joined by Marisa Lagos of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Mexican Coke

Mexican Coke as we know it isn't going away...yet

If you are a fan and consumer of Mexican Coca Cola, that uber-sweet bottled version of Coke made with cane sugar, we've got two words for you: don't panic.
Mountain Lion
Wildlife preservationists are alarmed by news that a young, male mountain lion was killed while trying to cross the 101 freeway near Agora Hills. The busy freeway creates a barrier between two large areas of open space, and scientists say it's limiting the big cats' genetic pool.
Ask Emily
It's time now for our regular health care explainer, which we call Ask Emily with Emily Bazar, senior writer with the California Health Care Foundation Center for Health Reporting.
poverty fronteras

Arizona school leaders try to do more with less

According to a recent study from the Southern Education Foundation, poor students now make up a majority of kids in public schools in the West.
John Parrish

What does it take to map an earthquake fault?

How do you map something you can't see? That's the question geologists are facing as they try to pin-point the location of a major earthquake fault in Hollywood.
Cinerama Dome Theater In Hollywood, California
Fifty years ago today, a unique movie theater opened at 6360 Sunset Boulevard, ushering in a new era of film entertainment.
Councilman Bribery
It's time for State of Affairs, our look at politics and government throughout California. To help us with that we're joined in studio now by KPCC political reporters Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze

Gay erotic fiction genre written by women, for women

What if Captain Kirk and Spock hooked up? Writers of male-male fiction (or m/m) construct romance novels, comics, and stories. And it's primarily written by heterosexual women, for heterosexual women.

Comment Box: Miami Dolphins, Etiquette, and Sriracha recipes

Time now to dip into the comment box, our opportunity to hear from you about the work we're doing.
Casting By
Casting is often overlooked, but choosing which actors fill what roles is perhaps one of the most crucial jobs of all. Documentary filmmaker Tom Donohue shares their stories in, "Casting By."
Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party Download podcast and radio show, join Take Two with this week's conversation starters.

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