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On this day before Thanksgiving, we compare the quality of what people eat in different parts of the Los Angeles region. How can more people get better food? Also, California's next Attorney General will be an African-American woman, the current Democratic District Attorney of San Francisco, whose campaign made history in more ways than one, and the LA Auto Show isn't all about concept cars, electrics and hybrids. We hear how low riders fit in. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, yesterday's North Korean attack on South Korea was one of the most provocative since the Korean War. Does it leave the US with any good options?

Banner image: A volunteer stocks shelves at a regional food bank. As the US continues to struggle through the recession and unemployment is at record highs, food banks are seeing an increased demand as the holiday season approaches. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Producers:
Katie Cooper
Sonya Geis
Gary Scott

Making News Steve Cooley Concedes to Kamala Harris

California's next Attorney General will be San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris, giving the Democrats a sweep of all statewide offices in this month's elections. LA's Republican District Attorney Steve Cooley conceded this morning after a race decided by less than one percent of the votes. Marisa Lagos reports on politics for the San Francisco Chronicle.

Guests:
Marisa Lagos, Political Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle

Reporter's Notebook Low Rider Culture on View at the Auto Show

The Los Angeles Auto Show caters to all aspects of the LA car culture, including low riders.  KCRW producer Connie Alvarez spent last evening at the LA Convention Center.

Guests:
Connie Alvarez, KCRW Communications Marketing Manager; Producer, 'Bookworm'

Main Topic Food Access in Los Angeles: A Tale of Two Cities

In parts of the Los Angeles region tomorrow, a lot of people will be chowing down on good, healthy food that's plentiful in neighborhood supermarkets.  In other parts, it'll be very different.

Guests:
Elliott Petty, Director of the Healthy Grocery Stores Project, LA Alliance for a New Economy
Evan Kleiman, host 'Good Food' (@evankleiman)

Main Topic The Latest Crisis with North Korea

North Korea has seized the world's attention with a new reactor, a new plant for enriching uranium and an artillery attack killing two South Korean civilians. In response, the US will hold joint military exercises with South Korea, including a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier strike group. North Korea's provocations could constitute a demand for renewed diplomacy or a show of power by an untested new leader. What about China? What are the implications for American policy?

Guests:
David Sanger, New York Times (@SangerNYT)
Joseph Cirincione, Ploughshares Fund (@Cirincione)
L. Gordon Flake, Executive Director, Mansfield Foundation
Bruce Bennett, Senior Defense Analyst, RAND Corporation

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