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AirTalk® FOR February 22, 2018

Bike sharing, ride fares, policing tactics and more: updates on LA’s public transit from Metro CEO Phil Washington

AirTalk sits down with Metro CEO Phil Washington to get the latest on LA’s transit system. We also debate teachers having guns in the classroom after President Trump’s suggestion; is SoCal ready for the new normal of homelessness?; and more. See full episode >
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