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Take Two for October 16, 2013

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A furloughed government employee protests at the US Capitol October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. US lawmakers embarked on another day of high-stakes political brinkmanship Wednesday, battling to scrape together an eleventh hour deal to protect Washington's battered financial standing.
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A furloughed government employee protests at the US Capitol October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. US lawmakers embarked on another day of high-stakes political brinkmanship Wednesday, battling to scrape together an eleventh hour deal to protect Washington's battered financial standing.

What would happen if the US government were to default?; Biggest roadblocks to Asian mental health may come from within; The Band's Robbie Robertson on the music that changed the world; Study shows anti-gay sentiment is underestimated; The struggle over Bitcoin's future; Sports Roundup: Dodgers must win, Puig under fire; App Chat: Guilt-free entertainment for your kids, plus much more.

The Treasury department says come Friday, it will not have enough cash on hand to pay the nation's bills, putting in jeopardy everything from defense contract payments to veterans benefits and social security checks.
Asian Americans tend to seek mental health care less often than other groups, but that doesn't mean they're not suffering from mental illnesses.
Last month, Robbie Robertson came out with a previously unheard concert performed by The Band with Bob Dylan. Host Alex Cohen talks to him about the album, about being part of the most well-known rock groups in the world and where he finds his inspiration now.
A new study shows that more people express anti-gay sentiment, such as not wanting a gay manager at work, when they're asked in an indirect way.
Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has been charged with one felony count of false imprisonment and two misdemeanor charges of battery. Host Alex Cohen checks in with KPBS reporter Mark Sauer.
The Dodgers have been pushed to the edge, it's Hollywood vs. Midwest values and is the game of baseball facing a critical crossroads?
It's not just Americans that are concerned about the U.S. government defaulting on its debt. The rest of the world is worried, too.
The past few weeks has been filled with teachable moments for professors of political science and economics across the country. Dr. Raphael Bostic, professor at the Price School of Public Policy at USC, joins the show to talk about how he's teaching the shutdown.
This week on App Chat we profile apps that are good for the younger generation. Sharon Blumenfeld, who writes for the site Momfulential, joins host Alex Cohen to share some her favorite apps for kids.
There is a civil war going on inside the world of the Internet currency Bitcoin. Its backers are fighting over the future of the online cash after one of its biggest shopping sites was busted this month for selling illegal drugs and other goods.
California is the nation’s largest agricultural state. It would not be possible without water from the Delta. Farmers say the water is their lifeblood, but it’s been cut back year after year.
Three weeks in many federal services and agencies remain closed, but there are a few that have reopened. The federal government has said states who are willing to foot the bill can open up their National Parks.
Last night Mexican soccer fans celebrated the victory of their rival U.S. team over Panama. That newfound enthusiasm for the U.S. team is not really a change of heart.
Jaime Jarrín is the Spanish voice of the Dodgers, and like his colleague, Vin Scully, he's a Hall of Fame broadcaster who's been at it for a long time. Jarrín has been calling Dodger games on the radio for 55 years.
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