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.
We discuss the disturbing video footage of a North Hollywood man kidnapping a woman in broad daylight and potential bystander apathy; the year-to-year increase in unruly passenger behavior on airplanes; what Prop HHH would mean for LA's homeless; plus, maybe the secret to marriage is not marriage at all - but cohabiting?
We take a look at each candidate's strategy and prep as they gear up for tonight's debate; airlines are seeking to limit the types of service animals allowed on planes but disability rights advocates are pushing back; Long Beach has proposed a new general tax to local businesses that distribute marijuana - some wonder if it could be a bellwether; Plus, we dive into the new venues added to L.A.'s Olympic bid.
We talk about the charges facing the Tulsa Police Officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man last Friday, as well as the rhetoric surrounding recent police shootings; SoCal vehicle registration fees may be hiked in an effort to pay for smog reduction programs – how much are you willing to pay to meet mandated emission cuts?; plus KPCC film critics join Larry Mantle to talk about the week’s newest releases, and we pay tribute to the late Curtis Hanson.
Protests have continued in Charlotte over the police shooting of a black man on Tuesday – the police chief said he plans to show the video of the shooting to the man’s family but not to the public – we bring you the latest developments; a new proposal to make L.A. an autonomous transit city by 2035 – what will it take?; and we look at how race and class are intertwined, and the implications for SoCal.
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