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Take Two® FOR January 19, 2018

How CA could feel effects of US govt shutdown, in memory of Ed Moses, new homeschooling laws

How California will be affected by a federal government shutdown, remembering the iconic LA artist Ed Moses, how California's homeschooling laws may change following Perris torture case. See full episode >

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