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Take Two for September 24, 2013

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, talks to reporters about the deadline to fund the government and the fight among House Republicans, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 19, 2013. House Republicans vowed Wednesday to pass legislation that would prevent a partial government shutdown and avoid a default while simultaneously canceling out President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, inaugurating a new round of political brinkmanship as critical deadlines approach.
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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, talks to reporters about the deadline to fund the government and the fight among House Republicans, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sept. 19, 2013. House Republicans vowed Wednesday to pass legislation that would prevent a partial government shutdown and avoid a default while simultaneously canceling out President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, inaugurating a new round of political brinkmanship as critical deadlines approach.

What will it take to avoid a government shutdown?; The doctor is in, and lives down the road; 'Priority schools' plan is latest to remake failing L.A. Unified schools; John Parkinson: The man who made LA; Conn. court to decide whether horses are innately 'vicious' animals, plus much more.

Paul Kane of the Washington Post speaks with host Alex Cohen about the delicate timetable of everything that needs to happen, and exactly by when, in order to forestall a shutdown.
California signed a contract this week with private prison contractor to deal with overcrowding. Paige St. John of the LA Times joins the show with more.
Rural California has long faced a shortage of doctors. In the San Joaquin Valley alone, studies show the number of primary care physicians per person is about half the state's average.
Mexico is transforming from a country where people immigrate from to one where people immigrate to as the economy continues to improve.
Architect John Parkinson designed some of L.A.'s most iconic buildings: City Hall, Union Station and the L.A. Memorial Coliseum, to name a few.
It's time for Tuesday Reviewsday our weekly new music segment. This week we're going to be talking about rock with Shirley Halperin from The Hollywood Reporter and Chris Martins from Spin Magazine.
The governor is signing several bills that have crossed his desk this week. We are going to take a look at three of them.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has found Southern California Edison responsible for design flaws which led to the permanent shutdown of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating station earlier this year.
L.A. Unified and seven other California school districts get a new plan this year, under a new federal waiver. Buddy schools are the big new idea.
When the winter rains start falling, the burn areas become prone to erosion, and all that ash could end up choking the area's pristine rivers. Todd Ellsworth is heading up a Forest Service team to try to prevent such a scenario.
The severe drought that hit the Southwest 14 years ago is expected to continue to bring down water levels on the Colorado River.
When a vaccine was introduced in the 1940s, and rates dropped significantly, but then about three years ago an outbreak of the disease hit California.
Connecticut's Supreme Court is currently tackling an unusual question: are horses an inherently vicious animal?
The event was a kick off to the capital's first ever Farm to Fork week, a 10-day stretch intended to show off the local food scene.
Chris Nichols is an editor at Los Angeles magazine, but he's also a walking encyclopedia when it comes to Southern California's history. Every so often he comes by and he brings in one of his treasures.
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