Diane von Furstenberg, Obama's 'Promise Zones', The Record Company and more

As Flu Restriction End, Mexico City Re-Opens For Business
If American businesses are looking to grow, should they focus their sights across the border? US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker has announced a plan to increase trade between the US and Latin America.
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti

LA neighborhoods to get millions in 'Promise Zone' grants to fight poverty

Five neighborhoods — Hollywood, Little Armenia, Koreatown, Westlake and Pico-Union — will be targeted in a new multi-pronged federal program.
Janice Hahn

Rep. Janice Hahn on Obama's 'Promise Zone' plan

Congresswoman Janice Hahn represents California's 44th district,a zone just south of the Promise Zone. She joins the show to talk about her views on the plan and what it means for her district.
Gov. Chris Christie Addresses The Fort Lee George Washington Bridge Scandal
It's Friday! That means it's time for another Friday Flashback, our look at the week in news. And what a week it's been.
Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane von Furstenberg's iconic wrap dress turns 40 (Photos)

A retrospective exhibition will display vintage and contemporary wrap dress designs, from the first sample to what has become a symbol of power and freedom for generations of women.
Alex Cohen Interviews The Record Company

LA roots rock band The Record Company performs live at KPCC

KPCC's Crawford Family Forum has been home to film screenings, debates and other fabulous events, but earlier this week Take Two had its very first performance chat there with The Record Company.
LA Department of Water and Power head, Ron Nichols, announced his resignation yesterday, which came amid growing scandals at this powerful agency.
Tonsillectomy-Brain-Dead-Girl
Two recent cases raise questions about how brain death is determined, and who has the right to decide how such patients are treated.
California Children's Academy Budget Cuts Preschool Education
With 13 percent of the nation's kids living in California, the decisions made here in terms of education, health and child welfare can affect policy choices across the country.
Whale Spotter

SoCal whale watchers spotting record numbers this season

A group of volunteers that's been counting of migrating gray whales since 1979 has spotted hundreds this year. See our list of SoCal viewing spots and tours.
Record High Temperatures Exacerbate Drought as Strange Weather Plagues Los Angeles County
Weather in Southern California has been warm and dry this week, and it's expected to continue. Several of you don't think it’s a good thing, and that we at KPCC should stop talking about the good weather.
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