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A woman washes amid scenes of devastation in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan on November 13, 2013 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, packing maximum sustained winds of 195 mph (315 kph), slammed into the southern Philippines and left a trail of destruction in multiple provinces, forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate and making travel by air and land to hard-hit provinces difficult. Around 10,000 people are feared dead in the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year.
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A woman washes amid scenes of devastation in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan on November 13, 2013 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines. Typhoon Haiyan, packing maximum sustained winds of 195 mph (315 kph), slammed into the southern Philippines and left a trail of destruction in multiple provinces, forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate and making travel by air and land to hard-hit provinces difficult. Around 10,000 people are feared dead in the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year.

Today on the show we start with a discussion about the continued problems plaguing the Affordable Care Act. Then, a look at the health risks facing the victims of Typhoon Haiyan and how Filipino-Americans are rallying to help. Then, Meatball the Glendale Bear is caught up in a fight over his copyrighted name, an old California ghost town is for sale and much more.

Many Americans who bought their own plans in the private market are finding that some insurance plans are being cancelled because they don't meet the minimum requirements under the law. There are proposals in Congress, from both Republicans and Democrats to fix this, but some worry they may do more harm than good.
Basic needs like food, clean water, and shelter are still hard to come by, and, if not addressed soon, this natural health disaster could evolve into a public health threat.
Tonight, Filipino-Americans will hold a special mass at the St. Philomena Church in Carson for the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. The organizers of the event are a tight-knit community of immigrants from Tacloban, the coastal city hardest-hit by the typhoon.
While hunting for fossils in the Himalayas, a team of researchers found the skull of a cat. A big and very old cat. 4.4 million years old, to be precise.
The sanctuary housing Meatball the Bear is trying to wrest control of the Twitter account and its associated copyrighted name from bear advocate Sarah Aujero.
The Dolphins can't swim away from controversy, when going for a run is a punishable offense and how a full, flowing head of hair can be charitable as well as beautiful.
An ad recently posted on Craigslist offers the chance for a modern-day pioneer to purchase the small gold mining town of Seneca for the low cost of $225,000.
According to Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal, the National Football League has told teams that the league owns the L.A. market.
The ballot for November of 2014 already's a hot topic in Sacramento, particularly the propositions, as The California Report's Scott Detrow explains.
In Newport Beach, a crowd has gathered for a California Coastal Commission meeting about a proposed desalination plant in Huntington Beach.
Capturing memories with your phone can be a disorganized, disjointed process. Host A Martinez speaks with Jacqui Cheng about apps that help you capture your most unique moments in unique ways.
The City of Compton recently opened a farmer's market, and some are trying to address healthy eating problems by focusing on the city's youngest residents. KPCC's Deepa Fernandes reports.
Ever since the large meatpacking plants moved from places like Kansas City and Chicago, rural Midwestern towns have been dealing with a huge influx of immigrants.
Cereal sales are still on the decline and Kellogg recently announced that they would be cutting thousands of jobs. Does this mean the breakfast staple on its way out?
What if instead of paying to park your car at the airport, someone paid you to leave it there?
Many people have thrown around the idea of creating a base on the moon, but there are some major issues. New Yorker writer Kate Greene joins the show to discuss her article about the dangers of moon dust.
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