Cleaning up California’s image, New York Police Department's #MyNYPD campaign goes wrong, travel apps that will help you get over jet lag, tracing the origins of the chili pepper and more

Today on Take Two: California legislature is trying to clean up its image after several high-profile scandals by implementing tougher ethical guidelines for politicians, KPCC’s Adrian Florido takes a look at the thousands of low income Angelenos left without health coverage due to a mix up; we talk to UC researcher Paul Gents to help us trace the origins of the domesticated pepper and more.
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