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California Senate, Assembly issue budget proposals; Sen. Barbara Boxer calls for probe of San Onofre power plant; Congressman Jeff Denham explains criticism of high speed rail plan; Imperial Valley farmer worries about how drought will affect his livelihood; Sequester cuts hit Monrovia Head Start program, others soon to follow; How an election in a small Washington town could change the planet, plus much more.
Abuse allegations bring to light Catholic Church's secret files; Water officials meet to address Colorado River drought; What’s the future of LA’s marijuana dispensaries?; Santa Ana credit union helps unbanked Latinos create financial security; Getting to know Gov. Jerry Brown with The Atlantic's James Fallows; US agency aims to create more resilient rice, wheat crops, plus much more.
Happy Memorial Day! Today we'll look at the cost and limitations of the California health insurance exchange; California bill regulating ocean trash dies in Assembly without a vote; Long Beach Cambodians remember those they lost in the Killing Fields; Finding peace and quiet in South LA can be a challenge, plus much more.
Washington bridge collapse and the state of our aging infrastructure; 'Liberace Extravaganza!' and the man behind the flashy outfits; Santa Cruz Island foxes are back from the brink of extinction; Census data shows Irvine among fastest-growing US cities; LAPD will not pursue complaints about noise from low-flying police choppers; Why do we continue to rebuild in natural disaster-prone areas? plus much more.
Obama speech to address military drones, closing Guantanamo; Young adults a key to Affordable Care Act in California; Fashion models among skilled workers eligible for H1B visas; How effective are police helicopters at fighting crime?; El Salvador gangs say Supreme Court ruling could threaten truce; Why conservatives from Southern California are flocking to Northern Idaho; Could 'Star Trek' technology ever become reality?
KPCC's Frank Stoltze and Alice Walton join the show with an election roundup; Senate immigration bill approved by committee in bipartisan vote; Technology's role in saving lives before a natural disaster; UCLA study pinpoints which cities, states have the most gay parents; Telemundo and the future of Spanish-language TV in the US; Erika Aguilar reports on what's it like to fly on an LAPD helicopter patrol, plus much more.