Cave Fire Update
Monday night in Santa Barbara, a new blaze started near highway 154 - officials are calling it the Cave Fire. So far, it's scorched over 4,200 acres in Santa Barbara County. Six hundred firefighters are on the scene. The fire is zero percent contained.
- Lance Orozco, News Director at KCLU, NPR Station in Santa Barbara and Ventura.
CA Cannabis Tax
California will raise taxes on legal marijuana sales in the state next year — and that has pot groups mad. They say high prices will continue to send customers to unlicensed pot dealers.
- Nicolas Maduros, Director of the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration
- Jerred Kiloh, United Cannabis Business Association
Well Shut Off
When Edison shut off power to 200,000 people, Amy Nelson lost not only power - she also lost her water and her cell phone. KPCC's Sharon McNary reports.
Purple Project: 6th Amendment
You'll hear Levar Burton on the amendment that ended slavery... and Roxane Gay on a citizen's right to vote. Plus, there's artist Shepard Fairey, actor Peter Segal and many more. It's part of the nationwide Purple Project for Democracy, a non-partisan campaign to recommit to democratic values and institutions. Tuesday, Danny Trejo recites the 6th amendment.
Staffers at MOCA – the Museum of Contemporary Art – have moved to unionize. This comes shortly after a similar effort at the Marciano Art Foundation. KPCC's Take Two looks at what's driving the national movement to unionize at some high-profile museums.
- Catherine Wagley from ArtNet News
For the Love of Burbank Airport
As many travelers bemoan the experience of going in and out of LAX, passenger traffic continues to climb at Burbank Airport, which has often been named one of the best airports in the region if not the country. KPCC's Leo Duran digs into what makes the airport tick and what makes it beloved by local air travelers.
More from Less
When it comes to global warming, capitalism is often seen as the problem. The relentless need for corporate profits, many believe, is at odds with our natural environment. But a new book seeks to challenge that idea, arguing that capitalism might actually be the solution.
- Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist at MIT and the author of "More from Less: The Surprising Story of How We Learned to Prosper Using Fewer Resources - and What Happens Next."
SoCal Haiku Study Group
You know haiku? That poetry form you learned in school? Three lines. First line is five syllables, second line is seven, third line is five? Well, for over twenty years, a small but persistent group of writers has gathered at libraries, museums, and picnic tables across Southern California to write and study the ancient Japanese poetry form. The Southern California Haiku Study Group was formed in the late 1990s by a Cal State Long Beach math teacher named Jerry Ball. In August, Ball passed away in Northern California. But the haiku study group he founded lives on. Take Two contributor Matt Hoisch went to the group's monthly meeting at the Hill Avenue Branch Library in Pasadena where the members were remembering him by reading some of his many poems.