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.
Larry sits down with former LAPD Police Chief and current NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton to get his take on the state of policing. Also, Amnesty International will meet next week in Dublin to debate a proposal to decriminalize prostitution. Then, Artistic Director Cameron Bailey is in Los Angeles this week to help Film Independent kick off a series on Canadian films at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
As 14 large wildfires burn in California and the drought continues, two California members of Congress are working respectively to help the state combat both. Also, a study shows same-sex couples might be more effective when it comes to divvying up the chores. Then, as the nation marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act this week we look at the latest tech helping those with disabilities.
With republican candidates ranging from Jeb Bush to Donald Trump set to debate on Fox News next week, are national polls the best way to determine which candidates debate? Also, the Los Angeles City Council has unanimously voted to ban firearm magazines with a capacity of more than 10 bullets. Then, author Marc Lewis argues that addiction is not a disease and why the disease model prevents healing.
Now that Boston is out of the picture, could L.A. beat out the likes of Rome, Paris and Hamburg for the 2024 Olympics? Also, tech giants are pushing back against a federal funding bill that would require the companies to report suspicious activity on their networks that could be terrorist-related. Then, an incident at an Atlanta Braves game has sparked a conversation on whether it is ethical to out unfaithful men and women.
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