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Dengue Fever

The band Dengue Fever is based in Los Angeles. But what brings the band's members together is music from Cambodia. They've produced several albums full of Cambodian pop mixed with psychedelic rock. Guitarist Zach Holtzman tells us more.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo quiz is Placita Olvera, the historic birthplace of Los Angeles, and the site of a huge festival this weekend celebrating traditional Mexican mole. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with chef and restaurant owner Zarela Martinez.

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Truck poetry in Pakistan

Driving in Karachi's crazy traffic can be very stressful. But amidst all this mess there is one source of pleasure � the wonderfully decorated public transport vehicles. Fahad Desmukh reports on the poetry that adorns many vehicles in Pakistan.

Global Politics

Ute Lemper and The Bukowski Project

Ute Lemper is perhaps most famous for interpreting the music of Kurt Weill. Now Lemper's drawing on the sounds of Weimar Germany to portray the bitter, lonely Los Angeles of American poet Charles Bukowski. From PRI's The World.

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A Catalonian Christmas tradition

The World's Gerry Hadden reports a Christmas tradition in the Catalonian region of Spain. It will strike you as unusual and might strike you as offensive. It is a figure in the Catalonian nativity scene called the �pooper.�

Global Politics

A fast-food moratorium raises questions of freedom and fries

In a section of Los Angeles, the city council has put a moratorium on new fast food restaurants. The measure is intended to promote healthier lifestyles in a working-class area where obesity is a concern. New York has required calorie labels at chain restaurants to combat obesity ? where do government responsibility and personal responsibility intersect?

L.A. police quiet for years about serial killer

The Takeaway talks to journalist Christine Pelisek about a killer in L.A. who has been around for 22 years, lays dormant and then strikes, and is now known as the 'Grim Sleeper.' Guest: Christine Pelisek, journalist from the L.A. Weekly