Recently on Take Two
Hurricane Sandy hits the East Coast, causing flight delays across the U.S. and even internationally. Plus, why has climate change been absent from both Obama and Romney's political campaigns? Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal joins us to talk about his PBS Frontline special about the power and influence of Super PACs, then we speak with David Maraniss about his new biography “Barack Obama: The Story”, and much more.
We check in on the youth vote, and why there's less excitement about the Obama campaign than there was in 2008. Plus, is the Great Recession defining retirement? Then, Deepa Fernandes reports on some Southland employers that are trying to make "work-family balance" more than an empty phrase, and we look at the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning sports writer Jim Murray, who elevated the art of sports journalism, and much more.
Today, Obama is in Florida drumming up support in a key swing state. Plus, new polling suggests that the majority of voters don't support Gov. Brown's Prop. 30. tax measure, A new prison healthcare facility in Stockton hopes to end federal oversight of prisoner medical care, California state regulators meet today to discuss tightening regulations on compounding pharmacies, plus much more.
We take a look at Mitt Romney's campaign and how the Obama campaign is handling his momentum in the polls. Plus, a small farming town of on the border of Mexico and Imperial Valley is a hotbed for professional baseball players, Kevin Ferguson reports on Monarch The Bear, the iconic symbol on the California flag, the use of "illegal immigrant" versus "undocumented immigrant" is being debated by the media and much more.
We check in with service members and their families to get their reactions to the presidential debate on foreign policy. Plus, families are being torn apart by a 1996 immigration law, a group of Italian scientists are charged with manslaughter for not predicting a deadly 2009 earthquake, we check in with KPCC's Frank Stoltze as he talks to voters in Inglewood and much more.
Tonight's presidential debate will likely touch on the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya. We'll talk to an expert about how the CIA gathers information in these situations. Plus, the New York Times reports that Iran and the United States have developed a framework to begin one-on-one talks over Iran's nuclear program, video game companies turn to Kickstarter to raise funds, acclaimed author Sandra Cisneros joins the show to discuss her newest work, "Have You Seen Marie?" and much more.