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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Today on the show, we'll hear about the cash coming in from California's cap and trade program. Then, we have an audio tribute to some of the notable names we lost in 2013, KPCC's Sanden Totten looks back at the year in space and photographer Scott Rinckenberger talks about capturing a fleeting meteor. Plus, our regular On The Lot segment looks at the latest news out of Hollywood, and we look into why scientists are naming species after characters in pop culture.

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Unemployment benefits, Alan Alda's 'Flame Challenge', The Internet and more

Today, we'll discuss the upcoming end to unemployment benefits for millions of Americans. Then, our Friday Flashback year-end review and Alan Alda challenges scientists to explain color to kids. Plus, your discarded Christmas lights travel to China and come back as other goods, we explain how to have the difficult end-of-life discussion with your aging relatives, LA band The Internet joins the show and much more.

Jordan Downs housing project, tax tips, 'Mañana Means Heaven' and more

Today on the show, we'll hear about the soil contamination problems plaguing the Jordan Downs housing project. Then, with the new year approaching, we'll get some tax tips from a local CPA. Plus, Beejoli Shah takes us inside Hollywood's diversity hire program, we'll check in with 'Dreamer' Lisbeth Mateo, Tim Hernandez talks about his new book, "Mañana Means Heaven," plus much more.

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Best music 2013, banana fungus, Dorothea Lange's photography and more

Merry Christmas Eve! Today we'll hear about a deadly fungus threatening the world's banana crop, we'll hear from a UCLA nurse helping Filipinos recover after Typhoon Haiyan, and Dana Goodyear talks about her new book on the changing American palate. Plus, getting to know Dorothea Lange, the photographer behind "Migrant Mother," looking back at the year in music and much more.

California Releases Health Care Enrollment Numbers For Month Of October

ACA deadline, Hollywood news, Rap Quotes and more

Today is the deadline to sign up for the Affordable Care Act, we'll take a look at how people are faring with the exchange website. Then, we'll take a look back to some of the biggest stories of the year. Plus, we hear from a Hollywood music composer, we get our roundup of the week;s box office news and we hear from artist Jay Shells about bringing his Rap Quotes project to Los Angeles.

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Today on the show we'll hear from KPCC's Karen Foshay about $2.7 million missing from the Central Basin's trust fund. Then, how payday lenders turn quick cash into a mountain of debt, we'll look at the outrage surrounding anti-gay comments made by the patriarch of the A&E show, 'Duck Dynasty.' Plus, Carey Mulligan talks 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' Washoku Japanese cuisine and more.