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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.
Students at Huntington Beach High School have been sent home for three weeks after possibly being exposed to measles earlier this month. Also, California Assemblyman Kevin McCarty wants to create panels under the oversight of the California Department of Justice to investigate officer-involved fatalities, rather than local district attorneys.Then, should the US and the international community intervene as Boko Haram’s terror spreads?
As the 87th Academy Awards arrives on February 22, the Academy has come under fire after releasing its list of nominations yesterday. The topic of controversy: diversity. Also, new satellite images released by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International show devastating destruction suffered by two Nigerian towns at the hands of the militant group Boko Haram. Then, Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Andy Klein and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, including "Blackhat," "Paddington," and "Little Accidents" and more. TGIFilmweek!
Nominations are out for the world’s biggest film event. “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” both notched 9 Oscar nominations, leading the field. Also, is violence as a response to violence justified when it’s morally motivated? Then, Mark Lukach met his future wife Giulia when they were in college. It was love at first sight for Mark, but he thought she was out of his league. To his surprise, she felt the same way about him. Things took a sudden turn
A top commander of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) is claiming Ayman al-Zawahiri, the current leader of Al-Qaida, ordered last week's massacre at the "Charlie Hebdo" office in Paris. Also, as oil prices head down past $50 per barrel, OPEC announced that it would not decrease its output levels, creating speculation about how low the price could go. Then, AirTalk’s question for all transplants in Los Angeles: When did you realize you were an Angeleno?