The world lost one of its most noted contrarians yesterday. Christopher Hitchens, the opinionated essayist, master debater and journalistic devil's advocate, succumbed to esophageal cancer last night. Larry spoke with Hitchens in 2007 about his book "God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything." We revisit that conversation in which Hitchens characteristically challenged the world's dominant sacred cows and delved into what brought meaning to his life. We also invite resident skeptic, Michael Shermer, on the program to share some drinking stories he had with Hitchens.
The National Association of Realtors released a survey report showing a surge in foreign home buyers, with 71 percent of California buyers to be from Asia and Oceania this year alone. But other reports contradict these numbers - we dive into analysis. We also check in with LAPD Chief Beck; speak with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom about his gubernatorial candidacy; and more.
Big health care news from Washington - again. After two more GOP senators backed out of the latest repeal and replace ACA bill, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for a straight repeal vote, no replacement. Would this pass? How would it affect the market? What about California? We also look at potential face scans at the airport; how to be honest about depression; and more.
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