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What does the recently announced support from the Mormon Church for its gay members mean for California? Also, do Angelenos really want an NFL stadium back in LA? Then, Dr. Eric Topol envisions the future of a democratized healthcare system with tech innovations in his latest book.
A city council committee voted 4-to-1 for the incumbent against a new operator for the Greek Theatre. Also, a former Central Intelligence Agency officer, was convicted Monday for leaking classified information about a secret operation to foil Iran’s nuclear program to a New York Times reporter. Then, after the concentration camps were liberated from Nazi control, army filmmakers took extensive footage set to be re-released in an HBO documentary.
The California DMV is backing down from requiring drivers for “e-hail” services like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar to obtain commercial license plates after a firestorm of criticism. Also, author Steven Brill writes about the way the ACA was written, the way it was implemented, and how it would (or wouldn’t) change America’s healthcare system in his latest book. Then, President Obama will propose to protect 12 million acres of Alaskan wilderness.
The House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday forbidding the use of any federal money for abortions, in lieu of a proposal that would ban so-called "late-term" abortions. Also, should CA follow AZ’s lead and make civics test a graduation requirement? Then, what will the death of Saudi’s King Abdullah and falling oil prices mean for Saudi Arabia?
Did Speaker Boehner disrespect the President by inviting a foreign leader without consulting the White House? Also, a new bill has been introduced this week that lets California doctors prescribe terminally ill patients a lethal dose of medications to end their lives. Then, we sit down for an honest look at race relations and community policing, not from the 30,000 foot view, but from individuals confronting these issues everyday.
President Obama's state of the union address last night included calls for bipartisanship, but amidst a heavily Democratic wish list. Also, LAPD Chief Beck takes your questions on rising violent crime, civil asset seizures and more. Then, in her solo show, Kelly Carlin reveals what life was like as the daughter of icon and iconoclast, comedian George Carlin.