Recently on Take Two
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.
Today on the show, we'll have an Oscar recap with Rebecca Keegan of the LA Times. We'll also speak with a writer on the show 'Family Guy,' who helped pen Seth MacFarlane's Oscar bits. Then, the Supreme Court weighs genetic privacy rules, Deep Fernandes reports on California's new grade to ease 4-year-olds into, Kindergarten and much more.
The LAUSD school board race is heating up and making national headlines. Plus, what makes a good or bad Oscar speech? Patt Morrison weighs in. Then, Kevin Ferguson profiles an Academy Awards orchestra member and a musician struggling to find work in the movies, and much more.