Despite waning media attention, Afghanistan still rumbles with activity. Larry Mantle takes a look at different military missions in operation as well U.S. policy. How is the United States policy evolving and how is the United States implementing it? Larry asks these questions and more of Los Angeles Times staff writer, Eric Slater, and Senior Research Associate for the Middle East at the Monterey Institute, Dr. Amin Tarzi.
Tuesday, the Los Angeles Board of Education put on hold a proposal that would permit charter school operators and other outside groups to bid for control of 50 new schools scheduled to open over the next four years. Larry talks with Los Angeles Times Education reporter Howard Blume about this new plan.
Based on the issues Californians have identified as most important to them in the latest field poll, how do the presidential candidates measure up - and who's best for the state? Then, the coauthor of a letter sent by 150 public health experts calling for the 2016 Olympic games to be moved from Rio makes his case; Plus, the candidates for the Los Angeles County 5th District Supervisors seat debate
Could Gawker's lawsuit have a "chilling effect" on tabloid news? One of the major sources of funding for CA's high speed rail project was revenue from cap and trade auctions of carbon credits, but last week's auction was a bust; then, a state bill would free passersby of liability if they break someone's car window to rescue a hot dog inside - will owners avoid bringing dogs for fear of overzealous animal lovers breaking into their cars to free a dog that's just fine? And a closer look at why it's taken so long to cleanup Exide.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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