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Heroin's resurgence, Texas border apprehensions, Tuesday Reviewsday and more

Today on the show, we talk with reporter Sam Quinones about the resurgence of heroin in the US. Then, a rise in Texas border apprehensions poses humanitarian need. Plus, KPCC reports that the city of LA spends millions of taxpayer dollars on police union activities, our Tuesday Reviewsday critics look a new music and much more.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman, California drought, Super Bowl betting and more

Today on the show, we'll take a look at the life of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead over the weekend. Why do so many celebrities suffer from drug addiction? Then, California got some rain over the weekend, but not enough to relieve the drought. What can people do to conserve water at home? Plus, a look at the latest entertainment news in On The Lot, restoration of Medi-Cal dental coverage comes too late for many, and much more.

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Boehner's immigration push, Chinese New Year, microbead pollution and more

Today, we start with a discussion about Speaker John Boehner's push for a GOP immigration bill. Then, LA's large Salvadoran community to vote on their home country's national election for the first time. Plus, we visit a Chinatown temple preparing for Lunar New Year celebrations. Also, recipes for Chinese dumplings and for kicked up guacamole in preparation for Super Bowl XLVIII, high-tech handbags, and much more.

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Rep. Henry Waxman retires, Calif. drought, gun safety and more

Today on the show we start with a discussion about the retirement of Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman. Then, Gov. Brown is meeting with water managers to address California's drought issues. Meanwhile, GOP congressman introduce a bill to halt San Joaquin River restoration. Plus, can tech innovation make guns safer?, Pediatricians urge parents to secure their firearms, Tijuana suffers from slow Internet speeds, plus much more.

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LADWP news, Mayor Garcetti, Nintendo profits down, and much more

Today on the show we start with the news that LADWP head Ron Nichols is stepping down. Then, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti join us to talk about a number of issues from Tom Sherak's death to the President's State of the Union address. Plus, Nintendo profits tumble amid poor Wii U sales, Napa wineries are suffering due to California's drought, lessons the legal pot industry can learn from Prohibition, and much more.

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SOTU preview, Sochi security, LA 'Hacktivists', NSA targets game apps and more

Today on the show, we start with a preview of President Obama's State of the Union speech. Then, we look into security ahead of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. What do terrorist threats do to an international athlete's psyche? Then, LA 'hacktivists' hope to help make city data more legible, the NSA targets game apps, Tuesday Reviewsday brings you the latest tunes, and much more.