Klaus Voormann first met The Beatles when they were a bunch of unknowns playing in Hamburg, Germany. Post-Beatles Voormann played bass with John Lennon and George Harrison. Now, Klaus has an art exhibit in Los Angeles that will include art designs through the years, including the cover art he did for The Beatles 1966 album, "Revolver."
In an area of Los Angeles heavy with immigrants, there's a movement to keep an old language from a Mexican village alive. The Zapotec language is at risk of dying out by 2050, but it could be saved by people who have immigrated to Los Angeles.
At a Los Angeles Korean festival recently, attendees got a special treat. A humanoid robot from Virginia Tech was on of the shows -- and it performed the dance to Psy's Gangnam Style to roars of approval.
Smugglers are getting bolder, using bigger boats to travel farther up the California coast to deliver people and drugs to the United States. And they're also becoming more violent, which has put people who work along the coast ill at ease.
Cutting down trees releases CO2 and reduces the amount of CO2 absorbed from the air every year. Now, the regional leaders of some tropical and industrialized countries are finding common ground on ways to curb climate change. Living on Earth reports.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with film director Luis Mandoki about his documentary on Mexico's 2006 presidential election. Mandoki is convinced the election was rigged, and he says his documentary proves it.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Palermo, a neighborhood in Argentina's capital city, Buenas Aires. Palermo is known for its bohemian cafes and hyper-active nightlife. It's also the birthplace of a high-tech dance party movement, known as "zizek. Zizek's musical foundation is cumbia, a rhythm originally from Colombia. Reporter Corey Takahashi has today's Global Hit.
?There can only be one,? reads the tagline of the NBA's 2008 playoff marketing campaign, splitting the faces of top players to emphasize that no one gets a participation award. Yet, the Los Angeles Lakers Game 5, 103-98 victory over the Boston Celtics, featured a different kind of split ? the split personality of Kobe Bryant."
The Screen Actors Guild's contract with the studios expires Monday and there are reasons to fear a repeat of the crippling 14-week writers strike that ended in February. Some observers say Hollywood is already in a de facto strike, with productions rushing to wrap up ahead of next week. Guest: L.A. blogger Sharon Waxman