Will driverless cars cut down commute times? Local Croatian and French soccer fans square off, Black infant mortality rates in Toledo
State of Affairs
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It's our weekly peek at politics in the Golden State. House majority leader Kevin McCarthy says he's not campaigning for Paul Ryan's job as House speaker. Meanwhile, private prisons have greased a lot of political palms in the state.
- Christina Bellantoni, the assistant managing editor of politics for the L.A. Times
- Zach Courser who is the visiting professor of government at Claremont McKenna College
Black Infant Mortality: Toledo
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Black babies in the United States are twice as likely to die before their first birthday as white babies. Over the past few days, we've been bringing you stories about what's behind this gap and what's being done to close it. Today, we leave California and head to the Midwest. Ohio has some of the highest infant mortality rates in the nation. KPCC's Priska Neely has the story of a community that's focusing on tangible things that moms and dads can to help.
Children Crossing: Part Five
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All this week, we have examined immigration on Take Two, by asking listeners to share their stories of how they came to America as kids. Today, we hear from Paul Galarreta, who came to California from Lima, Peru when he was just nine years old. His family lived a good, middle-class life there back in the 80s. But soon, coordinated attacks by the communist group Sendero Luminoso made life in the city unsafe. Then, things got worse.
You can hear Paul's story below:
You can listen to the rest of the "Children Crossing" series here.
SoCal Summer Hacks: Mosquitoes
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Now, if beating the heat wasn't enough this week another summer plague is upon us. Here at Take Two, we want you to get the absolute most out of your summer. We've literally got your back. This week on our SoCal Summer Hacks series, Tamika Adams is here to help you keep the worst pests of summer at bay.
No driver may equal a faster commute
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Automated vehicles, sometimes called driverless cars, could help trim down commute times for all of us, according to KPCC's Sue Carpenter, who has been covering a huge symposium for the industry in San Francisco.
Vive le World Cup
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Los Angeles has the second-largest population of French natives in the U.S., and at last count all 11,000 of them are huge soccer fans.
At the same time, go ahead, take a wild guess about where the biggest Croatian population on the West Coast is — yep, you are correct, and the biggest concentration of those Croats is in San Pedro.
We'll hear from fans on both sides of the finals about where they'll watch the match.
- Johnny Cvjetkovic, St Anthony's Croatian Catholic Church in Chinatown
- Jaybe Da Ros, founder of the France Fan Club (for French soccer fans)
27 Fabulous Events Happening This Weekend In Southern California
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Cooler temperatures are headed our way so you can't use that excuse to skip fabulous outdoor events, from a Greek festival and a party for the Colorado Bridge to a screening of "Coco" under the stars and an artwalk in South Gate.
- Marielle Wakim of Los Angeles Magazine
- Take Two’s Leo Duran