Tomorrow four California cities are conducting gun buybacks, a voluntary exchange where people sell guns for cash, and the guns are then destroyed. Corporate sponsors are paying for the event in Los Angeles. In San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland, most of the money is coming from crowdfunding.
Gun violence is a terrifying threat, especially to kids. It's a theme that a young artist from the San Fernando Valley has addressed in his work, which he calls 3D Gun Art. 11-year-old Charles Gitnick joins us in the studio.
The final count for the vote in the House yesterday on the bipartisan budget bill was 332 to 94. The modest pact was designed to ease the effect of the next round of spending cuts which will hit next month.
Like lots of people, Audrey Shulman had trouble finding a date, but unlike lots of people, her solution involved cake. Sitting in bars with cake, in fact. For one year, Audrey baked 50 cakes, gave each one away at a different bar, and wrote a blog about it. She called it cakebarring and Take Two's Lauren Osen went along on one adventurous night.
Back in 1963, the song "Da Doo Ron Ron" was a huge hit. The track, produced by Phil Specter, was recorded by The Crystals, featuring our guest LaLa Brooks. Fifty years later, Brooks is back at it with a new solo album called "All Or Nothing."