9:03pm

Wed June 27, 2012
American Dreams: Then And Now

Great Expectations, And Some Hope Of Meeting Them

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 9:34 am

In plays like FOB, M. Butterfly and Chinglish, David Henry Hwang, seen here at a 2006 gala, touches on the obstacles that can stand between immigrants and the American dream.
Amy Sussman Getty Images

David Henry Hwang is a playwright from Los Angeles, currently living in New York, who has dealt with issues of cultural identity in his work, especially as it pertains to the Asian-American experience. He spoke to NPR's Morning Edition about his thoughts on the American dream.

"I define the American dream as the ability to imagine a way that you want your life to turn out, and have a reasonable hope that you can achieve that.

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6:26pm

Wed June 27, 2012
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

Landlord/tenant laws and issues

Chuck Finney is joined by attorneys James Coy Driscoll and Marc Seidenfeld to discuss landlord/tenant law.

 

5:25pm

Wed June 27, 2012
Music

Third Time's The Charm: J-Lo And Pitbull 'Dance Again'

Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 9:34 am

Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull perform onstage at the 2011 American Music Awards in Los Angeles.
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4:45pm

Wed June 27, 2012
Crosscurrents

Crosscurrents: June 27, 2012

Finding mental health somewhere between east and west; meet the head of the state's largest medical cannabis dispensary: Steve DeAngelo; and local band The Stone Foxes.

4:45pm

Wed June 27, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Tell us your thoughts on healthcare

The Supreme Court this morning upheld President Obama's healthcare reform law, the Affordable Care Act. We want to know what you think:

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4:40pm

Wed June 27, 2012
Economy/Labor/Biz

Meet a major player in California's cannabis industry

Steve DeAngelo, Executive Director, Harborside Health Center

Marijuana is legal for medical use under California law, but sale and possession are still federal crimes. Raids on growers and dispensaries – and a general climate of uncertainty – are increasingly creating problems for the industry.

Last week, the company that processes most dispesary credit card transactions nationally announced that starting in July, it would no longer do so. This means businesses will now have to conduct most of their business in cash.

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4:23pm

Wed June 27, 2012
It's All Politics

Romney Gets No Relief On Outsourcing Story

Originally published on Fri June 29, 2012 12:51 pm

Mitt Romney appears with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (left) on Wednesday. Romney failed to convince Washington Post journalists they were wrong to link him to the outsourcing of U.S. jobs while he led Bain Capital.
Charles Dharapak AP

Ever since the Washington Post published a widely read piece last week whose central premise was that when Mitt Romney ran Bain Capital the firm invested in companies that shipped U.S. jobs abroad, President Obama, Vice President Biden and other Democrats have repeatedly cited it.

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4:09pm

Wed June 27, 2012
Your Call: Special Edition

Your Call: Special Edition

Following the Supreme Court’s ruling on the challenge to the healthcare reform bill, what questions do you have about the Court’s decision?  What do you want to know about how it will affect your access to medical care – and the future of health care locally and nationally?  Where does the movement for healthcare for all go next?  Join host Rose Aguilar for a special broadcast on Your Call on the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act, Thursday at 11am.  Participate by calling in to 866-798-8255.

4:02pm

Wed June 27, 2012
The Two-Way

In Settlement, FCC Says Comcast Will Pay $800K, Extend Stand-Alone Internet Offer

A Comcast logo is seen on a Comcast truck in Pittsburgh in 2011.
Gene J. Puskar AP

The Federal Communications Commission and Comcast-NBCU came to an agreement today over charges that the cable company had not adequately advertised its affordable Internet-only plans.

Providing data-only plans and making sure customers knew they were available was one of the conditions set by the FCC when it approved the NBC/Comcast merger in 2011.

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3:51pm

Wed June 27, 2012
The Salt

Why There's Less Red Meat Served On Many American Plates

Originally published on Wed June 27, 2012 4:38 pm

Some Americans are cutting back on red meat, and health concerns seem to be the biggest reason they're doing it, a survey found.
Shmeliova Natalia iStockphoto.com

Dan Charles reported earlier this week on why meat consumption in the U.S. has climbed so precipitously; today, we brought you charts and graphs on that, and on how meat production affects the environment.

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