Should the federal government be responsible for disaster relief? Should states more prone to natural disaster pay more in taxes? What is the best way to implement relief – should it go hand in hand with spending cuts? If a Sandy-level event were to take place in California, how would you want it to be handled?
Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles Roger M. Mahoney has again apologized for his involvement over twenty years ago in concealing child molestation by priests from law enforcement, including keeping clergy out of California to avoid prosecution. Mahoney’s apology came as his previously confidential correspondence from 1986 and 1987 recently became public evidence in a civil court case.
AirTalk debates a resurfacing proposal that would charge drivers to use congested areas during peak traffic hours to reduce commutes for Angelenos. We also dive into new fraud charges against an assistant basketball coach at USC; where will recreational pot users in LA be allowed to consume as the industry grows?; and more.
AirTalk asks football fans to weigh in after Sunday’s NFL games brought a wave of protests against President Trump, starkly politicizing a social tradition that has long been a refuge from politics. We also parse through the week’s political headlines, including the latest on the ACA repeal; hear from one of Obama’s former speechwriters on his time in the White House; and more.
Is LA Mayor Eric Garcetti looking at a presidential run in 2020? AirTalk parses through the speculations and hears how Angelenos react to the idea. We also debate CVS’ new policy limiting opioid prescriptions for certain conditions in the midst of the national opioid crisis; review this week’s movie releases on FilmWeek; and more.
This Sunday marks the beginning of UC Berkeley's "Free Speech Week," and the conservative line-up of speakers is straining campus tensions. We explore the history of Berkeley's relationship with free speech as well as how its administrators are responding to the current climate. We also check in on the status of the Affordable Care Act; discuss Cal State's retraction of remedial courses; and more.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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