Health care exchange, Roy Choi, illegal ivory and more

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Healthcare.gov flop could lead to govt. IT reform

The on-going problems with the healthcare.gov site might have one positive effect. They're creating a new push to overhaul the governments often kludgy IT processes.
Maps of satellite imagery could be used to determine what structures had been destroyed in a disaster, and what areas and infrastructure are still intact.

Are you moral because of your brain?

In Joshua Greene's new book, "Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason and the Gap Between Us and Them," he elaborates on our genetic hardwiring that creates "morality," and the cultural aspects that shape it further.
Five tons of ivory worth around 10 million euros
The US Fish and Wildlife Service has obtained 6 tons of ivory from those involved in the illegal ivory trade. They plan to decimate the stockpile.
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Understanding the cases behind the diabetes epidemic

Nearly 300 million cases of diabetes have been reported worldwide. It seems fair to call it an epidemic. Would you agree?
Interview with a hen
In 2008, California voters passed a law requiring that farm animals have space to move around in their cages. Now, a proposed measure would bar states from passing stricter regulations.
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Typhoon-stricken Cebu Island overlooked in aid efforts

We turn now to the Philippines, where more emergency aid is starting to trickle in to the areas hit by Typhoon Haiyan.
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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.

Take a bite of LA with Kogi Taco's Chef Roy Choi

In recent years, food trucks have become as integral a part of Southern California's DNA as sunshine and palm trees.
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