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.
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.
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