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.
AirTalk dives into a decades-old debate to extend the 710 freeway before Metro votes today on a proposal that would scrap the idea. We'll also take a look at what Gov. Brown's budget means for the future CalPERS; what makes a successful business partnership?; a refresher on the Paris Accord; and more.
AirTalk debates an amendment proposed yesterday to diminish the UC system's autonomy, with changes that would allow the Legislature to fund the UC Office of the President and take away the UC president's voting rights. We also discuss new technology being used to test drivers for marijuana use across the state, the uptick in Americans working over 65, and more.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell stops by AirTalk's studios for his regular check-in; an update on former CIA director John Brennan's testimony today; a partisan analysis of Trump's new budget plan; debating a new state bill that would implement sliding-scale traffic fines for low-income drivers; and more.
Last year, California voters approved a parole process overhaul for the state via Prop 57 after a heated debate about what the bill could mean for sex offenders convicted of non-violent crimes - we dive into the bill's new guidelines. We'll also cover the latest in a busy weekend of politics; what is "stealthing"?; and more.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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