Recently on Take Two
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.
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.
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.'
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.
The first issue Obama has to tackle now that the election is over? The looming fiscal cliff, which threatens to push the U.S. into recession and raise the unemployment rate. Plus, singer-songwriters Jill Sobule and Gary Eaton join the show for a political, but friendly battle of the bands, a LA-based training course helps new dads become better fathers. then, The Dinner Party gives us something to talk about this weekend and we take a look back at the week's news with our Friday Flashback.
The high turnout of Latino voters this election cycle may renew interest in immigration reform on Capitol Hill. Plus, San Diego elects a Democrat for mayor for the first time in two decades, NPR's Ari Shapiro joins the show to talk about his year covering the GOP presidential campaign, does the failure of Prop 37 and a soda tax in El Monte signal a shift away from the healthy food movement? and much more.