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Michelle Obama unveiled a proposal to change nutritional information on packaged food labels intended to help consumers make healthier food choices. Will the new labels improve eating habits? A new blood test provides more accurate and less invasive prenatal indication of Down Syndrome. What are the ethical issues associated with this test? Are LA's parking tickets unconstitutional?
A new Republican tax plan is expected to call for lower rates and fewer tax brackets. How will G.O.P. leadership negotiate the roll out of this new proposal? The Los Angeles County Dept. of Regional Planning is working on a plan to redevelop and modernize Marina del Rey. Will tourists respond to the renovations?
The fast food breakfast wars are heating up as Taco Bell introduces its national breakfast menu. How will McDonald's breakfast sales fare after Taco Bell's menu launches? Later, why is it so difficult to keep a secret? Patt Morrison guest hosts.
The Pentagon announced military spending cuts that would decrease spending to 2001 levels. Are military spending cuts appropriate? A new proposal by LA City Councilman Bernard Parks would pass the cost of retrofitting apartment buildings on to tenants. Should tenants be responsible for retrofitting costs? Later, Dave Itzkoff talks about his new book "Mad as Hell."
Will Arizona Governor Jan Brewer sign the controversial "religious freedom" bill? We'll weigh the issue. Then, a look at California Governor Jerry Brown's drought proposal--and the significance of online doctor reviews. Later, 3 Days to Kill, Pompeii, The Wind Rises and more on Filmweek--and the latest on the investigation into Sen. Ron Calderon.
Despite initial truce negotiations, violence in Ukraine is escalating. We'll bring you the latest. Then, a look at what types of experiences bring us the most happiness and debate over ethnic studies requirements at Cal State LA. Next, obstetricians are urging new guidelines for C-sections. Will doctors and patients listen? Later: financial infidelity--how secret spending impacts couples.