Member-supported news for Southern California
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Support for KPCC comes from:

Take Two for November 8, 2012

Ways to Subscribe
This August 15, 2012 file photo shows young people waiting in line to enter the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) office in California, on the first day of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Democratic US President Barack Obama failed on his promise of immigration reform, and Republican challenger Mitt Romney has employed harsh rhetoric against illegal immigrants. Now both need the acquittal of Hispanics who feel disillusioned by one and threatened by the other.
FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
This August 15, 2012 file photo shows young people waiting in line to enter the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) office in California, on the first day of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Democratic US President Barack Obama failed on his promise of immigration reform, and Republican challenger Mitt Romney has employed harsh rhetoric against illegal immigrants. Now both need the acquittal of Hispanics who feel disillusioned by one and threatened by the other.

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.

Immigration reform has been on Congress' back burner for months and it barely came up during the Presidential campaign. However, heavy Latino voter turnout may renew interest on Capitol Hill.
San Diego has elected its first Democratic mayor in two decades, signaling yet another sign of changing demographics. Congressman Bob Filner defeated Republican City Councilman Carl Demaio by just three percentage points.
NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro joins Take Two to talk about his experience covering Mitt Romney's campaign, plus what he's up to in his free time.
Steven Hirsch of Vivid Entertainment joins Take Two to talk about the potential impact of the passage of Measure B.
In Connecticut, Republican wrestling magnate Linda McMahon lost her second try for the U.S. Senate after spending more than $40 million of her own money. She spent nearly $50 million on another losing Senate run two years ago.
From multimillion-dollar campaigns to a race that was run on a shoe string, how OC kindergarten teacher Angelica Amezcua won a seat on the Santa Ana City Council.
New York Times food writer Mark Bittman was an outspoken advocate for prop 37, he explains why he thinks the measure failed.
Comic strip artist Steven Weissman is back to work. That's because the main character in his most recent book of comic strips is sticking around for four more years.
In recent years, the movie industry has largely relied on sequels and franchises to drive movie goers to the box office. Now, Variety reports that the remakes market is branching out internationally and attracting a growing number of documentary story lines.
Stay Connected