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Another day, another government surveillance secret leaked by Edward Snowden. Does Snowden's latest leak reveal anything about his motivations? Then, we'll talk to Covered California's Peter Lee, who can answer your questions about the Affordable Care Act. Later, how does restaurant tip-pooling affect service, and will Iran's new president be a catalyst for change in the country? And we'll talk to the author of "The Spectacular Few," a book that looks into whether prison overcrowding leads to prisoner radicalization.
The White House has announced that Syria crossed the "red line" by using chemical weapons in its civil war. In what ways should the U.S. intervene in Syria? Then, should members of Congress be accountable when their children tweet racist language? Later, Jonathan Alter discusses his new book on President Obama's campaigns and presidency, and our critics join us to review the new Superman movie and more on Filmweek. Also, director Morgan Neville and singer Judith Hill tell the stories of back-up singers.
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously today to disallow patenting on human genes. We'll talk about what that means, and we'll take a look at parking in Venice. Will the city decide to put restrictions on overnight street parking? Then, what role do California water boards play in local politics? And we'll discuss the latest on the NSA surveillance scandal. Later, how long should movie trailers be? And we'll find out how parents choose the perfect name for their babies.
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Jury selection has begun for the George Zimmerman trial. We'll talk about what type of juror is each side looking for. Then, is it really dangerous to use electronic devices on planes during takeoff and landing? And we'll discuss the media's reluctance to air gory images. Later, are people okay with government surveillance because of who the president is? Finally, we'll take a look at the evolution of Chinatown and preview Yes, Prime Minister, a British play that's coming to L.A.
Edward Snowden has come forward as the source of leaks regarding secret government surveillance programs. We'll talk about his search for asylum in Hong Kong and also discuss a growing debate in the world of high tech intellectual property: "patent trolls." Then, with growing tensions between Washington and the media, should we be worried about the fate of freedom of the press? Later, what are some of the challenges of having a boss who's younger than you? And we'll take a look at some of Southern California's up-and-coming neighborhoods.