Meet MOCA's new director, Filipino farmworkers, The English Beat and more

FBI Raid San Francisco

The FBI agent behind the sting of Sen. Leland Yee

San Francisco Chronicle reporter Henry Lee joins the show to fill us in on the latest and offer some insight into the FBI investigation — and the undercover agent — that broke the case wide open.
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It's the end of another week and time for the Friday Flashback, Take Two's look at the week in news. This morning we're joined in-studio by Los Angeles Times columnist James Rainey and Jamelle Bouie, who's got a new job with Slate.com
Dave Wakeling and Alex Cohen
Dave Wakeling from The English Beat joined Alex Cohen in KPCC's studios for a chat about his career. Listen to two songs he performed here.
MOCA Philippe Vergne
Earlier this year the Museum of Contemporary Art announced the appointment of its new director, Philippe Vergne, formerly the director of the Dia Art Foundation in New York
Filipino Farmworkers
One aspect of the Cesar Chavez story remains largely overlooked: The key role that Filipino farmworkers played in launching the 1965 grape strike in Delano that led to the birth of the United Farm Workers union.
Colorado Experiments With Liberalization Of Marijuana Laws

Could medical marijuana ease PTSD symptoms?

There's a lot of anecdotal evidence that pot can help combat depression and ease anxiety, yet there isn't a whole lot of scientific research to back those claims. That could soon change.
UC RIverside Highlander

How neuroscience is helping UC Riverside baseball

Players are training with a scientifically designed brain-game. It's improving their vision and helping them win games, a new study says.
Food Prices Expected To Rise Significantly In 2014

Spike in lime prices squeezes SoCal restaurants and bars

The increasing cost of Mexican limes is putting the squeeze on bartenders to raise their prices. A case of the tiny green citrus fruit will now set you back a $100 a case, up from the average price of just $14 a case.
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