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Henry Waxman, the 20-term Congressman representing much of LA's Westside, announced today he'll retire. What's the impact when one the country's most influential liberal lawmakers steps down? Then, should military dress codes accommodate religious garb? Next, Larry talks with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates about his tenure. Later, a look at McDonald's coffee ambitions and the future of the Lakers.
Governor Brown proposes banning overtime for state-funded home health care workers. What does this mean for in-home care providers? Football players at Northwestern University and other Division I schools have taken first steps towards unionization.Should college athletes unionize? Later, is technology the answer to gun violence?
President Obama announced plans to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors by executive order. What would that mean? Then, a look at ballot initiatives that could have an impact on income inequality in California. Next, controversy over flying the rainbow flag atop West Hollywood's City Hall, a California bill that would ban the 'affluenza' defense--and advancements in rapid DNA testing.
Both the working poor and job-seekers have surpassed children and the elderly to become the largest group of food stamp recipients. Should working age Americans have access to food stamps? We continue our discussion on gifted education programs, taking a closer look at the Southern California perspective. Then, new technology is tapping into human resource needs. How is technology impacting the job interview process?
A new laws suit is challenging teacher job protections. How could this change the landscape of California public education? Is the current education system leaving gifted students behind? Music's biggest day is almost here and we're talking Grammy's. During Filmweek, Steve Coogan joins Larry to discuss acting, writing, and "Philomena."
The bipartisan budget agreement signed by President Obama last month included a small, across the board cut to military pensions. Should military pensions be protected from cuts? Justin Bieber was arrested this morning. Are child-stars destined for disaster? Later, Larry talks with Scott Stossell, editor of The Atlantic, about his new book "My Age of Anxiety."