Recently on Take Two
Today is election day! Patt Morrison joins the show to tell us about the colorful history of LA's mayors of yore, plus, workplace wellness programs are becoming costlier, musician Helado Negro joins us to talk about his new album, Steve Proffitt explains how the iconic Mamas and the Papas song "California Dreamin'" came to be and much more.
California Republicans met in Sacramento for their three-day spring convention. We'll get an update from the ground in the State capitol. Then, GOP pac hires Ruben Barrales to widen Latino support, we talk to business owners who'll be effected by sequestration cuts, LA Times reporter Rebecca Keegan joins us for a Hollywood update, Music & Memory non-profit group reaches Alzheimer's patients where little else can, and much more.
On the final day before the automatic spending cuts known as sequestration take effect, Take Two checks in with California Congressmen Tom McClintock and Xavier Becerra about the budget impasse. Music writer Melissa Locker goes through the playlist of what makes a great rock anthem for a state, what should California's be? And if you're looking to dine out this weekend, you might want to head to Rosemead's Bahooka, a family-run tiki restaurant that's been serving crab puffs and fruity cocktails since 1967. Sadly, Bahooka is closing later this month. Vintage LA's Alison Martino prepares her eulogy and gives us the history of tiki in southern California.
A spotlight on the homeless, today, with the court fight over the seizure of homeless people's belongings in LA's Skid Row, and the effort to count the youths living on Fresno's streets. Also, the US Census drops the word, "negro," former NBA star Dennis Rodman's visit to the secretive state of North Korea, and more.
We analyze and truth-squad three ads making the rounds in the LA mayoral race. Plus, the history of the hoodie, how Seth MacFarlane is drawing ire for his stint hosting the Oscars, and much more.
Republican leaders sign pro-gay marriage brief ahead of Supreme Court vote. Plus, we look back at what we've learned in the year since the Trayvon Martin shooting, copyright laws mean we need a new 'Happy Birthday' song, and much more.