Herbalife probe, Compton Mayor, Las Fotos Project, El Mayo, Popenomics and more

Wall Street Herbalife

Federal Trade Commission investigating Herbalife

The Federal Trade Commission is officially investigating Herbalife. This is the latest twist in the long and interesting drama swirling around the L.A.-based nutritional supplement company.
El Mayo

Is El Mayo the likely successor of the Sinaloa Cartel?

We've talked about the capture of one of Mexico's most powerful drug bosses, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, but a lot of people are wondering who will take his place in the Sinaloa cartel.
Asian American Affirmative Action

Complicated relationship: Asian Americans and affirmative action

A proposal to reinstate affirmative action at California's public universities has created an uproar among some Asian-American political action committees.
Austin Celebrates the 2012 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival
A car suspected of fleeing police plowed into a group of people gathered outside nightclubs at the South by Southwest festival in Austin.
Las Fotos Project
Las Fotos Project that trains and mentors girls to document their lives through photography. The young students have produced some striking images that show their lives through their own eyes.

South African artist promotes peace on the US-Mexico border

A 23-year-old graffiti artist from South Africa is visiting the United States-Mexico border to do a mural project promoting peace. His goal is to inspire young people.
Cotter Church Supplies - 1

Popularity of Pope Francis revives interest in his saintly namesake

It's been a year since Pope Francis took leadership of the Roman Catholic Church, and in the year since, he's won over Catholics and non-Catholics alike with his down-to-earth demeanor.
The 13th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals
Back now to Austin, where we're going to get some more music from South by Southwest. You might recognize French-Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux's song "1977," which was featured in the AMC series "Breaking Bad."
Los Angeles County Sheriff's race, candidates
It's Thursday and that means 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, not by drones, but by KPCC political reporters Alice Walton and Frank Stoltze.
Aja Brown

Compton Mayor Aja Brown looks to Brooklyn for inspiration

Recently Take Two host A Martinez visited Compton Mayor Aja Brown's office to talk to her about her time in office so far and her plans for the future.

Stockton juvenile offenders repay victims in unique program

Many teens in California's juvenile justice system are incarcerated for breaking the law. But one correctional facility in Stockton is also letting kids plan for their futures, and encouraging them to help their victims.
While Sales Of Existing Homes Rise In July, Prices Continue To Fall

Data shows decline in California foreclosures

Earlier we talked about the real-estate market coming back in Southern California neighborhoods like Compton. Now there's good news across the state in terms of foreclosures.
drone unmanned plane

Could drones be used for reporting the news?

Just last year, Amazon unveiled its plan to use drones to deliver packages. Now, the Fresno Bee is testing out a small drone that could be possibly used for news reporting.
Speaking with Take Two's Alex Cohen, the creator of the cult TV show says he wrote the movie — opening Friday — for Kickstarter fans, as well as people who never saw the CW series.
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