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Chinatown

Take Two for October 31, 2013

Today on the show, Peter Lee of Covered California on how the state's healthcare exchange differs from healthcare.gov; LA's water wars fictionalized in the iconic 1974 film 'Chinatown'; Owens Valley braces for possible new resource war as LADWP seeks the sun's gold; Major drug trafficking tunnel discovered at US-Mexico border, plus much more.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as she was sworn in prior to the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing Wednesday.

Take Two for October 30, 2013

Who is being held responsible for Obamacare website issues?; Covered California's enrollment counselor certification is behind schedule; William Mulholland's rise from ditch-digger to controversial LA power player; LA's water department casts its shadow over the Owens Valley; Is there really an impending global wine shortage?, plus much more.

Sriracha

Take Two for October 29, 2013

California, other West Coast states sign climate change pact; Sriracha maker Huy Fong Foods sued as 'public nuisance'; How the LA Aqueduct altered the Owens Valley environment; Pension reform: Long Beach claims leadership in reducing risk; Privacy a major hurdle for states testing 'black box' recorders in cars; Celebrating 100 years of excavation at the La Brea Tar Pits, plus much more.

Aqueduct

Take Two for October 28, 2013

This week we launch our series on the Los Angeles Aqueduct. First, we hear why building the LA Aqueduct was the city's 'original sin'. Then, producer Meghan McCarty takes us on a trip to the source of LA's water. Later, we discuss whether a little inflation actually be good for the economy?; Latino political donors push GOP to move on immigration reform; The image and influence of California's organized labor; Odd Hollywood Jobs: The spookiest prop house in showbiz; On The Lot: Deadline.com drama, biopics and more.

Merkel And Sarkozy Meet Over Euro

Take Two for October 25, 2013

Foreign leaders find NSA spying by US 'an abuse of trust'; Mexico puts a stop to GMO corn production; California issues largest campaign donor violation fine to two groups; Sriracha hot sauce gets its place at the table; Alan Weisman's 'Countdown' explores Earth's population capacity, plus much more. Elizabeth Mitchell takes a new twist on the Christmas album with 'The Sounding Joy', plus much more.

Immigration Rally

Take Two for October 24, 2013

Today on the show, we hear about how immigration reform activists are turning to more aggressive and risky tactics to get their point across. Plus, California changes guidelines on how to deal with mentally ill inmates. Emily Bazar returns to answer listener questions about Obamacare and taxes, Feral cows are threatening visitors to Chino Hills State Park, plus much more.