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AirTalk for February 28, 2013

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Skid Row Homeless Los Angeles
The city of Los Angeles appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that prevents the city from seizing the unattended property of the homeless on public sidewalks.
Mercer 13342
California Senator Mark Leno wants to make heroin and cocaine possession a misdemeanor.
Invisible Armies

How Max Boot’s book could change the war

How will the U.S. war on terrorism end? Max Boot joins Larry to talk about “Invisible Armies,” guerilla warfare, and the war we face today.
Zimmer Anderson
The L.A. Unified School District has been under scrutiny this year as it has faced some major public battles. Parents, teachers, and politicians have all demanded reform, but the question is what needs to change and who can change it. In this year's school board election all eyes are on District 4’s candidates—incumbent Steve Zimmer and lawyer Kate Anderson. They join Larry for a live debate as they talk about where they stand on Deasy, why Zimmer does not agree with charter school expansion and Anderson is pushing for it, and if teacher evaluations can be tied to student performance.

Transgender woman sues Cal Baptist after expulsion

Should using a gender identity that does not match one’s biological sex be considered fraudulent? Should Cal Baptist have the right to expel students who use their preferred gender identity on official school documents? What kinds of laws should protect gender non-conforming students from discrimination?

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