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Though Covered California, the state's health insurance exchange, has a Chinese-language site, many Asian-Americans prefer to buy insurance in person.
According to the latest data, 41 percent of those enrolled through the state website, and another 40 percent went through certified insurance agents, like our next guest, Raymond Dietz.
Santa Monica College Graduation

Community colleges experiment with tiered pricing to provide needed classes

Community college students are starting to register for summer classes, but there's a shortage, which means students get on long waiting lists.
Boston Marathon Bombing Anniversary
The two bombs that went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon last year took the lives of three people and injured hundreds more. It also changed the city of Boston and the country as a whole.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he plans to spend $50 million this year on field operations to support pro-gun-safety-law candidates.
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 a Pilar Marrero, a senior reporter and writer at La Opinion and David Gura, Washington reporter for Marketplace.
NHL Stadium Series Los Angeles
Hockey around these parts has arguably never been more popular or successful. Within the last 7 years both the Ducks and Kings have won a Stanley Cup, and back in January, the rivals sold out Dodger Stadium in the NHL's first outdoor game in Southern California.
Fading Gigolo
The new film "Fading Gigolo" stars John Turturro as a florist living in New York who takes on a second job as a male escort.

Remembering Columbian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Columbian novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez passed away yesterday in his home in Mexico City at age 87. Marquez was a Nobel Prize winner and arguably one of the most important writers of the 20th century.

Scientists race to save the tiny Devil's Hole Pupfish

The tiny, inch-long Devil's Hole pupfish has existed for millions of years in Devil's Hole, a natural water filled cavern located within Death Valley.
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig is seen burning in April 2010. A second phase of the BP trial started this week looks at just how much oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico.
A new revealing documentary shows what life was like after the tragic BP oil spill and the effects that still linger on today.
2014 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival - Day 3

Coachella 2014: Locals left out when world comes to party

This weekend, thousands of Angelenos will trek into the desert for the second round of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival. KPCC's Josie Huang looks at how the festival has influenced high schoolers in the host city of Indio.
If you can't make it out to Coachella this weekend, don't worry, there is still hope if you want to see a music festival. You can head to downtown LA for Brokechella.
The U.S. Forest Service announced this week that ski areas run on forest service land will be able to promote year-round activities. For more on how this could affect the ski industry, we turn to Porter Fox, an editor for Powder magazine.
Watermark Doc
Water. We've tried to control it, divert it, dam it up. Photographer Edward Burtynsky explores our relationship with water in his new documentary, "Watermark."
Grandparent Tech Training

5 tips for grandparents to engage with tech-savvy kids

If you're a grandparent, you probably grew up playing Pick up Sticks or hide-and-go-seek. But when your grandkids come to visit, their noses are stuck in an iPad or other device.

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