Larry Mantle speaks with a panel of experts about gays in the military and the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. What is at the origin of this policy, and, now that it has been in effect for several years, what are the results of its application? Panelists: Marc Wolf, author of and actor in the show Another American: Asking and Telling; Aaron Belkin, Director of the Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military at UC Santa Barbara; Laura Miller, Assistant Professor of Sociology at UCLA; Melissa S. Embser-Herbert, miltary veteran and author of Camouflage Isn't Only for Combat: Gender, Sexuality and Women in the Military (New York University Press); and, Jay Williams, retired Captain in the U.S. Naval Reserves and Professor of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago.
Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Xavier Becerra as California’s next Attorney general – we look at the implications, as well as who will fill Becerra’s seat in the House; North Dakota’s governor has set Dec. 5 as the eviction date for Access Pipeline protesters – we dive into the competing interests and historical context of the land; what is the future of the death penalty in CA?; plus, we analyze the politics of Black Republicans.
We analyze the pros and cons of hunting mountain lion P45 after it slaughtered 10 pet alpacas belonging to a Malibu resident; why Pasadena City College Trustees might ban themselves from speaking to media without permission from the board president; the debate on what to do with California's massive number of dead trees; plus, could a stress vaccine actually work?
Critic of the Affordable Care Act and Georgia Rep. Tom Price is Trump’s pick to lead the Dept. of Health and Human Services – we look at what that means for Obamacare; how libel lawsuits can be weaponized against the media in the age of Trump; plus, the CA State Bar has proposed a ban on lawyers having sex with clients – we debate the proposal.
Among the names being pushed for Trump's Secretary of State are former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani - both names have generated sharp criticisms in the GOP; the Green Party's Jill Stein reached historic levels of fundraising over the holiday weekend in the demand for voter recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan; we speak on the death and legacy of Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro; and more.
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