Travel experts Paul Lasley and Elizabeth Harryman join Larry Mantle to share their trademark travel tips, including five great travel destinations for the coming year, great travel gadget gifts, travel to the Winter Olympics and more. Travel gadgets recommended by Paul and Elizabeth: Bucky Travel Pillow and Eye Shades; Inflatable Travel Pillow by Travel Komfort Kollar; Ear Plugs by Howard Leight or 3M; Earplanes; Lexan travel cup and immersion heater; Tilley canvas hats; 3M Ultrathon Insect repellant; Small Seiko travel clock; Zelco currency converter; Fulton collapsible travel umbrella; MityLite or Maglite small flashlight; The Hello Series of Guidebooks (Wilson Publishing) to Under $100 a night hotels by Margo Classe; Hollywood Remains to be Seen: A Guide to Movie Starsç Final Homes (Cumberland House) by Mark Masek.
Is Paul Ryan the right person to be Speaker of the House? Then, Two Greek organizations at UCLA have come under criticism after holding a Kanye West-themed party where some attendees wore blackface. Also, woe to the casual film-goer who might not be familiar with the work of Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman who died this week.
Kevin McCarthy has just dropped out of the House Speaker race. Then, women are “leaning in” to powerful positions in the workplace, but still struggle to devote time to their families. Also, The California Public Utilities Commission has started to hear proposals from several electric companies in California that critics say, if approved, will have a devastating impact on the solar industry and the environment.
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is defending his comments that he would try to overwhelm a shooter and "would not just stand there" in a mass shooting attack. Then, Gov. Brown yesterday signed what’s being called the nation’s toughest equal pay law based on gender. Also, we listen to Larry Mantle and guests speak about "microagressions" at UC Irvine, as part of the #AT30 tour.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that allows doctors to prescribe medication to end the lives of terminally ill patients. Then, California voters could get not one but two opportunities on the November 2016 ballot to change state and local public pensions. Also, newer companies who have risen to popularity largely through the Internet, are taking a different approach to customer service.
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