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Take Two for December 20, 2012

First, the Center for Investigative Reporting looks at why long wait times mean some veterans die before receiving benefits. Then, we take a look at why Obama's Secure Communities immigration policy is falling out of favor across the U.S. Plus, Mexico's middle class continues to rise, Wall Street Journal columnist Jeff Yang's project to teach his sons about guns and much more.

Obama Delivers Statement At White House On Economy And Deficit

Take Two for December 19, 2012

President Obama will announce a new plan to curb gun violence, spearheaded by VP Joe Biden. Plus, a new book details how companies use 'The Fine Print' to raise prices, Patt Morrison talks about the large number of key positions in LA's March election, cocktail mavens Alie & Georgia jon the show to spice up our holiday cocktails this season, plus much more.

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Take Two for December 18, 2012

A wall street firm pulls out stake in Bushmaster gun maker after Sandy Hook shooting, plus we'll see whether Craig Whitney thinks the shooting will result in gun control policy change. Then, Librarian Mara Alpert offers her favorite children's book of 2012, Russian Parliament may ban adoptions from the U.S., and much more.


Take Two for December 17, 2012

Today we examine the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting from multiple angles: The gun control question, school security, gun permitting and more. Plus, we meet a Syrian rapper who infuses revolutionary messages into his music, and much more.

Connecticut School Shooting

Take Two for December 14, 2012

A new report shows that fiscal cliff or not, California faces more budget problems. Plus, CA schools are using controversial bonds to finance new buildings, L.A. County pushes for a tax to help pay for storm drain cleanup. BREAKING NEWS: A tragic school shooting in Connecticut has left 27 dead. We interrupted our regular program for national news on this story.

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Take Two for December 13, 2012

A judge rules that CIA torture testimony of 9/11 suspects will remain secret during trial. Plus, the Dept. of Interior releases a grim report about the Colorado River, what are the effects of older parenthood? Then, can MySpace's sexy new redesign entice users? Actor Alan Cumming joins the show to talk about his new film, and much more