Obama in LA, USC season pass perks, 'Divergent' author and more

Today on the show, new research shows we've been using up groundwater reserves in the Colorado River basin at an alarming rate. Then, water districts around the state are floating the idea of raising property taxes to fund water tunnel infrastructure. Plus, migrants from Central America are being scammed by con artists who say that they can only get their kids back if they pay cash, director Anton Corbijn on directing Phillip Seymour Hoffman, 'Divergent' author on her runaway hit and much more.
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Oscar nominations, earthquake myths, director Wong Kar-wai and more

Academy Award nominations were announced today! We'll speak with nominee, screenwriter John Ridley. Plus, we'll look at the economics behind Oscar-bait films. Then Senator Barbara Boxer discusses Congress's failure to extend unemployment benefits, California's ongoing struggle with deadly Valley Fever, and Caltech debunks some common earthquake myths. Finally, Director Wong Kar-wai talks about getting "The Grandmaster" to the big screen and much more.

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Forum reopening, NSA surveillance, Las Marthas, Net neutrality and more

Today on the show, we'll discuss Obama's upcoming speech on changes to the NSA. Then, the LA Forum is reopening today after a multimillion-dollar renovation. We'll hear from two former Lakers about their favorite memories at the venue. Plus, is our digital-dependent culture vulnerable to earthquakes? Finally, App Chat, 'Las Marthas' documentary and much more.

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Kelly Thomas trial ends, Tuesday Reviewsday, 'Friday Night Tykes' and more

Today on the show, we'll speak with the father of slain homeless man Kelly Thomas about the not-guilty verdict in his wrongful death trial. Then, the ACA is still struggling to enroll Spanish-speaking people. Plus, the effect of novels on the health of your brain, this week's new music, "Friday Night Tykes" unveils the competitive world of Texas youth football and much more.

Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were the hands-down highlight of the deeply silly Golden Globes.

NSA changes, Golden Globes, Target fraud and more

First, we'll hear about the changes President Obama wants to make to the NSA. Can he get Congress to agree? Then, we'll hear more about the Target fraud case and whether they could have done more to prevent a cyberattack. Plus, we take a look at California's earthquake warning system, we discuss last night's Golden Globes show and more.

Diane Von Furstenberg

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

Today, we'll start with a look at Obama's plan to designate "Promise Zones" in cities to combat poverty. Then, Designer Diane von Furstenberg's iconic wrap dress turns 40. We'll take a tour of a local exhibition honoring the design. Then, LA band The Record Company stops by KPCC for an interview and a live set of their new music. Plus, the latest on the Kelly Thomas trial, Jahi McMath, and whale watching in SoCal.

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Colorado pot prices, undocumented lawyers, Gov. Brown's budget and more

Today, we'll talk to a Colorado pot shop owner to hear how business is booming, one week after the drug was legalized in the state. Also, we'll hear from two chefs about how to incorporate cannabis into meals. Then, Governor Jerry Brown releases his latest budget. We'll learn about what's in it and what it means for California. Then, we'll learn about the public image of Nicaragua's first lady, plus much more.