The "Domestic Partner Rights and Responsibilities Act," was passed Wednesday by the California Assembly Judiciary Committee. Now it heads for a full Assembly vote. If it becomes law, domestic partners will be granted most of the rights and responsibilities granted to married couples. Larry talks with Jackie Goldberg, California State Assemblywoman representing the 45th district which includes parts of Los Angeles. She an author of AB 205, and Ray Haynes, State Assemblyman representing the 66th district, which includes parts of Riverside, Temecula, Murrieta and Lake Elisnore.
Journalists are "embedded" with "troops," or are they "soldiers?" The "decapitation strike" that the US launched in the first days of the war missed Saddam's head. A MOPP is not a cleaning device, and in case you were wondering, "blue on blue" is not a modern art term. Joining host Larry Mantle to talk about the language of war and how it is being used is Robert Hutchinson, spokesman for Jane's Defense Weekly, and Matthew Felling, Media Director for The Center for Media and Public Affairs, a non-partisan research and educational organization which studies the news media.
AirTalk takes your calls after the Dodgers clinched the National League Championship Series last night, sending them to the World Series for the first time since 1988. We also debate a new bill Gov. Brown signed this week that will allow Californians to get a gender-neutral birth certificate as soon as 2018; review this week’s movie releases on FilmWeek; and more.
As of yesterday, the Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act has seen renewed life. We delve into details of the bill, which hopes to add 191,000 acres to the Santa Monica Mountains, and inquire into the potential pushback from local communities. We also explain tips for earthquake preparedness; converse with author Jessica Bruder on her latest book "Nomadland"; and more.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck joins Larry for his monthly check-in with the next steps regarding the LAPD’s drone policies after its one-year pilot program was approved yesterday. We also debate a proposal to ban items like pepper spray and gas masks at Los Angeles protests; sit down with the Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka ahead of tomorrow’s season opener against the Clippers; and more.
San Francisco assemblyman Phil Ting has proposed a bill that would ban gas or diesel-fueled cars by 2040. Though Ting's bill sounds extreme, auto makers have long expressed a decreased interest in diesel cars, sparking a debate on whether lawmakers are falling behind on industry trends. We also get the latest on Raqqa and its political future; explore the roles of power lines in California wildfires; and more.
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