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President Joe Biden Sworn In, Local Amanda Gorman Makes History, Memories Triggered By Jan 6th Insurrection




WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Joe Biden is sworn in as U.S. President as his wife Dr. Jill Biden looks on during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC.  During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: Joe Biden is sworn in as U.S. President as his wife Dr. Jill Biden looks on during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today's inauguration ceremony Joe Biden becomes the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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ON THE GROUND AT THE INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN

Doug Emhoff, US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, incoming US First Lady Jill Biden, US President-elect Joe Biden, Missouri Senator Roy Blunt and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar arrive for the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th US President on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by ANGELA  WEISS / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA  WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
Doug Emhoff, US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, incoming US First Lady Jill Biden, US President-elect Joe Biden, Missouri Senator Roy Blunt and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar arrive for the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th US President on January 20, 2021, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
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Take Two welcomes Farai Chideya, host of "Our Body Politic," who was on the ground in DC during President Biden's inauguration to share some of the voices she talked with.

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LA REACTS TO THE 59TH INAUGURATION

Kamala Harris is sworn as vice president by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor as her husband Doug Emhoff looks on.
Kamala Harris is sworn as vice president by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor as her husband Doug Emhoff looks on.
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There was a lot of excitement being felt around Southern California as well. We heard from listeners Lance Blair and Ann Hymes and spoke to mother and daughter duo Carolyn and Dallas Fowler. Carolyn is a new member of the Democratic National Committee and her daughter Dallas Fowler is founder of HEIRSPAC, which stand for "Helping Empowered Individuals Reach Success"; she is also on California Coalition for Clean Water reliability. We talked to them WAY back in 2016 before Trump was elected when they to talk about their support for two different Democratic candidates at the time: daughter Dallas was with Bernie Sanders and Carolyn was with Hillary Clinton. So today, as a new administration takes office, we wanted to check back in and see where they stand on their differences.

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HISTORY MADE: L.A. LOCAL - AND FIRST YOUTH POET LAUREATE - AMANDA GORMAN RECITES AT THE INAUGURATION 

Poet Amanda Gorman speaks at the inauguration of U.S. President Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
Poet Amanda Gorman speaks at the inauguration of U.S. President Biden on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
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Angeleno Amanda Gorman, who became the first ever Youth Poet Laureate in LA a few years ago, recited her poem, “The Hill We Climb” at the inauguration - a work she finished days after the attack on the U.S. Capitol. We hear that poem and get reaction from one of her mentors, who worked with her at the non-profit WriteGirl where she found her way to poetry.

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RELIVING A COUP: JAN 6TH INSURRECTION TRIGGERS MEMORIES OF 1973 CHILEAN COUP

Today in his inaugural address President Joe Biden said that democracy is "fragile." He's in part referring to the insurrection that took place at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. Maritza Bushman knows something about living in a fragile democracy. In 1973 she was in her native home of Santiago Chile when the military – backed by the CIA – overthrew the democratically-elected president, Salvador Allende. She told her daughter, KPCC producer Monica Bushman about that experience and her take on what happened at the US Capitol 14 days ago.

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ON THE LOT

TOPSHOT - A general view shows the West side of the US Capitol during a rehearsal for the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump on January 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - A general view shows the West side of the US Capitol during a rehearsal for the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump on January 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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Celebrities including Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez and Tom Hanks are part of the Biden-Harris inauguration celebrations. Meanwhile the actors' guild may revoke Donald Trump's membership. And what will the new administration mean for the entertainment business? 

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