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.
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?
The two anti-abortion activists responsible for taping and releasing videos inside Planned Parenthood have been charged with 15 felony counts - we debate the ethics and implications of the charges; we discuss what's next for Brexit; most SoCal beaches could be gone by 2100 - what can we do about it?; and more.
Today the House votes on whether to rollback Obama-era Federal Communication Commission rules that would require internet service providers to get users’ consent before sharing or selling sensitive data; plus, we bring you the latest on Trump's climate change executive order; an interview with an "asteroid hunter;" and more.
On Friday President Donald Trump retracted the American Health Care Act after a contentious week in Washington - where does that leave Covered California? We also talk about the Huntington Beach pro-Trump rally that escalated to violence over the weekend, whether California's bars should serve alcohol past 2 a.m.; and more.
The largest lake in CA might be on its way to recovery, now that the California Natural Resources Agency announced a 10 year, $383 million plan; House Republicans are scheduled to vote on the GOP’s proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act today; plus, Larry and film critics review the week's newest films, including "Power Rangers;" and more.
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