Guest host Patt Morrison talks with Chris Reed of the Orange County Register about the latest news in Orange County. Topics include: Anti-airport Initiative Back on the Ballot, Orange County's Men Go to Washington, Academic Freedom at Orange Coast College, and More Trouble for Huntington Beach Councilman Dave Garofalo.
A lot of attention has been paid of late to the Los Angeles River, but few people know much about the San Gabriel River. Frequently considered little more than a storm drain, the San Gabriel contains an array of plant and bird species - some of which are found no where else on earth. Patt Morrison talks with Seal Beach City Councilmember Paul Yost and Jeff Yann from the Sierra Club. They would like to return the San Gabriel to a more natural state, and include it as part of a continuous network of park and wilderness areas throughout the Southland.
Philippine President Duterte announced that he wants to sever ties with the U.S. – but what, exactly, does that mean?; potential flooding could spell bad news for L.A. River restoration plans; LAUSD rejected an after-school Satan club in an elementary school – was this the right decision?; plus, Larry and KPCC film critics review ‘Jack Reacher,’ ‘Moonlight’ and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
We dive into analysis of the third and final presidential debate - the candidates who began the evening without a handshake were asked about SCOTUS, immigration reform, their latest campaign scandals, and more - and what exactly did Trump mean about Florida?; the controversy over Prop 60's mandate to use condoms in adult films; and a chat with KQED's FORUM host Michael Krasny, a veteran of Jewish wit and humor.
According to a new ACLU study, many CA school districts outsource disciplinary action to police, to negative effect – is there value to police presence on campus?; we check in with LAPD Chief Beck on reforms and transparency demands; the latest on the FCC’s task force to fight robocalls; and Ang Lee's new film was shot at 120 frames-per-second - what that means for movie storytelling.
The president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police issued a public apology for historical mistreatment of minorities at the IACP's annual conference in San Diego; why are tech-devices so addictive and do product designers have an ethical obligation to take the Hippocratic oath; and, what's it like to travel to space not once, but twice?
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