Richard Ledgett, who runs a U.S. National Security Agency task force responding to information leaks, told 60 Minutes in an interview that he believes that the National Security Agency should consider whether it makes sense to offer former contractor Edward Snowden amnesty in exchange for the return of the vast amount of secret data he downloaded.
The pressure has been mounting on Saturday Night Live to diversify its mostly-white cast this season and it seems they've done something about it. SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels told The New York Times that the show is now holding mid-season auditions for a female black cast member to add to the show.
We dive into each candidate's performance during Monday night's presidential debate including moderator Lester Holt's; why veteran suicide hotlines miss more than one third of calls and how to battle compassion fatigue; Snapchat's announcement to release new camcorder sunglasses called Spectacles; plus, we remember the albums and songs that define our youth.
We take a look at each candidate's strategy and prep as they gear up for tonight's debate; airlines are seeking to limit the types of service animals allowed on planes but disability rights advocates are pushing back; Long Beach has proposed a new general tax to local businesses that distribute marijuana - some wonder if it could be a bellwether; Plus, we dive into the new venues added to L.A.'s Olympic bid.
We talk about the charges facing the Tulsa Police Officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man last Friday, as well as the rhetoric surrounding recent police shootings; SoCal vehicle registration fees may be hiked in an effort to pay for smog reduction programs – how much are you willing to pay to meet mandated emission cuts?; plus KPCC film critics join Larry Mantle to talk about the week’s newest releases, and we pay tribute to the late Curtis Hanson.
Protests have continued in Charlotte over the police shooting of a black man on Tuesday – the police chief said he plans to show the video of the shooting to the man’s family but not to the public – we bring you the latest developments; a new proposal to make L.A. an autonomous transit city by 2035 – what will it take?; and we look at how race and class are intertwined, and the implications for SoCal.
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