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Join Take Two hosted by A Martinez each weekday when we’ll translate the day’s headlines for Southern California, making sense of the news and cultural events that people are talking about.

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Join Take Two hosted by A Martinez each weekday when we’ll translate the day’s headlines for Southern California, making sense of the news and cultural events that people are talking about.

State of Affairs: California Appeals Federal Judge's Assault Weapon Ruling, Doing Better By Victims of Intimate Partner Violence, Saying Goodbye to A Martinez

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State of Affairs: California Appeals Federal Judge's Assault Weapon Ruling, Doing Better By Victims of Intimate Partner Violence, Saying Goodbye to A Martinez

Jun 11 2021

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Is it Safe to Go to Work Without Masks?, Van Nuys Neighborhood Profile, Black Families' Concerns on Return to In-Person School

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Is it Safe to Go to Work Without Masks?, Van Nuys Neighborhood Profile, Black Families' Concerns on Return to In-Person School

Jun 10 2021

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Councilman Mike Bonin Talks Homeless Encampment Plans, Pandemic Child Care, Unfiltered, Bachelor Host Chris Harrison Leaving For Good

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Councilman Mike Bonin Talks Homeless Encampment Plans, Pandemic Child Care, Unfiltered, Bachelor Host Chris Harrison Leaving For Good

Jun 09 2021

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Increasing Black Home Ownership, Statewide Expansion of Transitional Kindergarten, Harrowing Stories of Surviving Financial Abuse

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Increasing Black Home Ownership, Statewide Expansion of Transitional Kindergarten, Harrowing Stories of Surviving Financial Abuse

Jun 08 2021

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Will US Hit 60% Vaccine Goal by Fourth of July?, Federal Judge Rules California's Assault Weapon Ban Unconstitutional, New Book Explores Nipsey Hussle's Legacy

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Will US Hit 60% Vaccine Goal by Fourth of July?, Federal Judge Rules California's Assault Weapon Ban Unconstitutional, New Book Explores Nipsey Hussle's Legacy

Jun 07 2021

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State of Affairs: Is California in for a "Euphoric" Economic Rebound?, NASA Going to Explore Venus, What to Do This Weekend in LA

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State of Affairs: Is California in for a "Euphoric" Economic Rebound?, NASA Going to Explore Venus, What to Do This Weekend in LA

Jun 04 2021

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Youth Homelessness and Mental Health in Los Angeles

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About 5,000 young people are currently experiencing it in Los Angeles County. The reasons vary from abuse and conflict in the home... to housing and economic insecurity experienced by entire families. Now, after more than a year of a pandemic, advocates worry those numbers could climb.

Already, many of these youth carry trauma from their childhoods into their homeless experience, and that instability of being on the street and unhoused only compounds the fear, stress and anxiety that many feel. 

What happens when you move around a lot and can't form stable relationships? Lack a permanent place to stay, or any kind of consistency? How can young people push through that with the right treatment, and what support is needed from the city to the county to the state to help them get there? 

These are the questions we discussed during an event last Thursday, examining the intersection of youth homelessness and mental health. It was produced in conjunction with Call to Mind, American Public Media's initiative to foster new conversations about mental health. We bring you an edited version of that panel discussion here. 

Take Two is joined by three young women who had experienced homelessness in their teens and three clinicians working with homeless youth in Los Angeles.  

Guests:

  • Angela M. Sanchez, Alumna and Board Member of School on Wheels, Inc.
  • Jennifer Myers, Advisory Board Member for the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
  • Sarah Fay, Peer Navigator for Safe Place for Youth
  • Daniel Ballin, Clinical Director at Covenant House California
  • Erin Casey, Director of Programs at My Friend's Place Los Angeles
  • Dr. Diane Tanaka, Medical Director of the Homeless Adolescent and Young Adult Wellness Center Children's Hospital in Los Angeles

Jun 03 2021

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California Democrats Have a New Budget Proposal, LA Two-Year-Old Becomes Mensa's Youngest Member, Potential Buyer for ArcLight and Pacific Theaters?

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California Democrats Have a New Budget Proposal, LA Two-Year-Old Becomes Mensa's Youngest Member, Potential Buyer for ArcLight and Pacific Theaters?

Jun 02 2021

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Million Dollar Vaccine Incentives, Push to Build More Housing on Vacant Commercial Lots, Saving California's Monarch Butterflies

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Million Dollar Vaccine Incentives, Push to Build More Housing on Vacant Commercial Lots, Saving California's Monarch Butterflies

Jun 01 2021

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State of Affairs: Garcetti to be Biden's Pick for India Ambassador, Idle Oil Wells Pose Danger to South LA Neighborhood, Violinists Share Music Across the State

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State of Affairs: Garcetti to be Biden's Pick for India Ambassador, Idle Oil Wells Pose Danger to South LA Neighborhood, Violinists Share Music Across the State

May 28 2021

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High Cost of Homeless Encampments, New Police Misconduct Registry, Amazon Buys MGM for Multibillion Dollar Price Tag

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High Cost of Homeless Encampments, New Police Misconduct Registry, Amazon Buys MGM for Multibillion Dollar Price Tag

May 26 2021

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Half of Angelenos are Vaccinated, One Year After George Floyd's Murder: Where Are We Now?, Getty Center Reopening

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Half of Angelenos are Vaccinated, One Year After George Floyd's Murder: Where Are We Now?, Getty Center Reopening

May 25 2021

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Intimate Partner Violence and Homelessness, Community College Police Training, Ride Share Programs Switching to Electric Vehicles

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Intimate Partner Violence and Homelessness, Community College Police Training, Ride Share Programs Switching to Electric Vehicles

May 24 2021

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State of Affairs: Congress Votes to Investigate January 6th Capitol Attack, What Do Droughts Mean for California Wineries?, First All Black High School Rowing Team

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State of Affairs: Congress Votes to Investigate January 6th Capitol Attack, What Do Droughts Mean for California Wineries?, First All Black High School Rowing Team

May 21 2021

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LAUSD Families Will Soon Get Clarity on Fall, Questioning How We Police Mental Health Crises, Car Culture's Influence on Architecture in LA

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LAUSD Families Will Soon Get Clarity on Fall, Questioning How We Police Mental Health Crises, Car Culture's Influence on Architecture in LA

May 20 2021

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'The Center' as a Solution for LA's Homelessness Crisis, UTLA President on Return to School, the Cost of Being Californian

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'The Center' as a Solution for LA's Homelessness Crisis, UTLA President on Return to School, the Cost of Being Californian

May 19 2021

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Take Two Special: 'Norco 80' - the event that reshaped modern policing

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Take Two Special: 'Norco 80' - the event that reshaped modern policing

May 17 2021

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State of Affairs: Newsom's Big Budget, California Mask Confusion, Universal Basic Income Proposed for LA County,

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State of Affairs: Newsom's Big Budget, California Mask Confusion, Universal Basic Income Proposed for LA County,

May 14 2021

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How to Safely Reopen Schools, Fears About Going Maskless, More Fires in LA Homeless Encampments

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How to Safely Reopen Schools, Fears About Going Maskless, More Fires in LA Homeless Encampments

May 13 2021

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CA Drought Declaration, Vaccinating Latino Teens, Billions of Dollars for Schools

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CA Drought Declaration, Vaccinating Latino Teens, Billions of Dollars for Schools

May 12 2021

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By breezey14 - May 21 2020
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Take Two is a wonderful local news program. I love your music choices between stories. It’s the best on KPCC!👏👏👏

Great show for the morning or day

By stevty - Jan 08 2019
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The stories and reporting on the show are great. If you live in the Los Angeles area or in California in general, this is good for your daily news and topics. I get to work at 9:30 and this podcast/ show allows me to catch up when I drive home. They post the show a little after noon and are now very consistent. A. Martinez knows his dodgers talk and lake show news and every Friday they’ll let you know what’s going on in L.A. for the weekend.