Host Larry Mantle talks with Chris Reed of the Orange County Register about the latest news in Orange County. Topics include: 2001 as the Year of El Toro, Huntington Beach City Councilman Dave Garofalo Quits, D.A. Tony Rakaukas Subject of Grand Jury Investigation, New Interpretation of Proposition 13, and UCI Sex Crime Case.
At the beginning of our military involvement in Afghanistan, critics of the policy warned that we may be facing a protracted conflict with no exit strategy like Vietnam. Why was it so easy for American armed forces to succeed in overtaking the Taliban and al Qaeda when so many thought this would be an impossible task? What will the next phase bring not only in Afghanistan but also in the War on Terrorism? Larry Mantle speaks with senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and Stanford law professor, Abraham Sofaer.
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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