Southern California




Faith talks to Dr. Irving Biederman, a neuroscientist at the University of Southern California, about why people can't resist surfing the Internet.


From toilet to tap

Orange County, CA has opened what is likely the largest sewage purification plant for drinking water in the world. The community is on board, and the idea is already being copied elsewhere in the U.S. and abroad. Living on Earth's Ingrid Lobet reports.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

Hip hop artist Joaquin Santos is from San Diego but he has strong family ties to El Salvador. His solo album, Salva Vida, tackles the social, political and economic problems plaguing the Central American nation.

Global Politics

Immigration and jobs

Undocumented immigrants have long been accused of 'stealing' work from Americans, but some economists say the relationship between unemployment and immigration isn't clear. Lisa Mullins finds out more from Manuel Pastor at the USC.

Arts, Culture & Media

Pentagon meets Tinseltown

After countless movies about Iraq and Afghanistan, Lt. Col. J. Todd Breasseale just wants filmmakers to tell it like it is? or perhaps how the Army says it is. But is Breasseale's Army Media Relations division concerned with telling the truth, or promoting its own agenda? Guest: Lt. Col. J. Todd Breasseale, Army Relations Los Angeles Division

Conflict & Justice

Has the LAPD Cleaned Up Its Act?

The Los Angeles Police Department says it has dealt with its endemic problems and federal oversight is no longer necessary. To discuss this, The Takeaway is joined by Mark Rosenbaum of the ACLU of Southern California, and Harvard professor Chris Stone.


Fires Rage Outside of Pasadena

September begins the official fire season in California, and already, eight fires are burning across the state. Bill Davis, CEO of KPCC public radio in Southern California, gives The Takeaway an update from his front porch, where he's watching the fires.