Pot legalization, LA's rising rent, mountain lion mange and more

Today, on the show, we start with why Colorado lawmakers are rethinking some rules around legal pot sales. Then, Los Angeles moves to regulate private trash haulers. Plus, Ben Bergman reports on why rent is so unaffordable in L.A., details of Mexico's deal with armed groups in Michoacán still unclear, will Sriracha be moving outside of the city? Plus much more.
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Take Two for November 19, 2012

Today we check in on the conflict between Israel and Palestine. What will motivate both sides to stop the fighting? The conflict isn't just being waged on the ground, but also via social media. Then, Wal-Mart employees nationwide are preparing for a series of protests on Black Friday. We talk to the author of "Bet The Farm" about why food prices are what they are, and much more.


Take Two for November 16, 2012

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Take Two for November 15, 2012

Republican Governors are meeting in Las Vegas this week to reflect on election outcome and brainstorm the future of the GOP. Then, we talk with Melissa Rosenberg, screenwriter for all five "Twilight" films about the success of the vamp series on the big screen. Plus, we take a look at the life of Wilbur K. Woo, an influential leader in L.A.'s Chinese community who passed away this week at 96. Also, a new study finds that California has the highest poverty rate in the U.S., and much more.

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Take Two for November 14, 2012

We look into the latest on the Petraeus scandal, and talk to an expert about how the military handles scandals that involve top military brass. Then we look at Jill Kelley, the Tampa-based socialite whose complaint began the revelation of the Petraeus-Broadwell affair. Plus, California gears up to debut its cap-and-trade emissions-reducing program, and NBC investigation looks at allegations of abuse in the Calif. National Guard, we take a look at the French Foreign legion and then we listen in to Obama's first press conference since reelection.

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More details emerge from the Petraeus-Broadwell affair. Then, NASA is rumored to be planning a space station at the dark side of the moon, and eclipse chasers swarm Queensland, Australia to catch the first total solar eclipse in 10 years. Plus, we look at why health care is often a confusing and complex ground to traverse, even for those who work in the business, and Sophie B. Hawkins brings Janis Joplin back to life in the play 'Room 105.'

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Take Two for November 12, 2012

How will the looming fiscal cliff affect California? Then, five women have been elected to the US Senate. We'll look at the role of women in government and why there is a lack of women recognized as geniuses throughout history. Plus, we'll take an early look at who's expected to get Academy Awards nominations this year, we'll check in on a local group offering parenting classes for new dads, we'll check in with two L.A. college sports superfans about the USC vs. UCLA football game this weekend, and much more.