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.
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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