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The Bart strike may be over, but the strike forced many commuters to seek alternative transportation. Should public transit workers be banned from striking? Then, White House staffer Jofi Joseph was fired from his post as senior National Security Council because of his anonymous twitter account. Should he have been fired? Next, should news organizations shut out extreme alternative voices in debates? Then, what are the pros and cons of working with your spouse? Lastly, we talk with author Linda Robinson about her book that gives an intimate look at the U.S. Special Ops in Afghanistan.
Guest host Frank Stoltze leads Airtalk today. An Amnesty International investigation found that drones kill innocence civilians. Does the United States owe any compensation to victims? Then, a Bike Summit in the bay area will explore mainstreaming cycling. What would need to happen for cyclists and motorists to safely share the road? Next, Apple is unveiling its latest iPad and iPad mini. What improvements do you think this model will have? Then, we'll talk with people who listen to police scanners and share the information with the public. Is this helpful? Lastly, we explore the mysterious migration patterns of the monarch butterfly.
LAUSD is moving to enforce a policy that groups students of similar English fluency together. Will this benefit or hurt students? Then, we'll talk about the Dodgers future after Friday's night elimination. Next, the Oakland Police Department is cracking down on prostitution by sending out "Dear John," letters. Do you think this campaign will be effective? Then, what can be done to improve the Affordable Care Act's website, and is the tentative deal JP Morgan Chase reached with the Justice Department a good one? Lastly, we'll talk about the China credit agency downgrading the US debt, and we'll talk with author Scott Adams about succeeding despite failure.
A federal jury found Sheriff Lee Baca personally liable for failing to stop inmate abuse at Men's Central Jail. Should the County step in and pay on his behalf? Then, Mexico still has a long way to go to improve their local police forces. What can be do to help reform it? Next, we preview the upcoming game with the Dodgers, and should community colleges be able to offer 4-year degree programs? Then, TGIF it's filmweek with our critics reviewing "The Fifth Estate," "Carrie," and more! Lastly, we talk with screenwriter John Ridley about "12 Years a Slave."
Congress has passed a deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. Since this is a temporary deal, what happens next? Then, a coalition of California mayors are pushing for a public pension measure. Is such a ballot legal? Next, how can an early warning system inform residents of an earthquake? Do such systems really work? Then, President Obama wants Congress to tackle issues such as the farm bill and immigration reform. Is this the right timing to push for new laws? Next, we'll talk with the director of the film, "God Loves Uganda," and we'll talk with author Kevin Smith about our biology determining our political party.
The Senate has reached a deal to raise the debt limit and end the government shutdown. Will this deal pass? Then, a new poll by the Pew Research Center shows most voters want their incumbents out of office. But will they re-elect them? Next, who should take the lead on campus sexual assault cases? Should it be campus police or law enforcement? Then, are fraternities and sororities good or bad for students? Next, we'll discuss what's next for the Dodgers after last night's loss. What are the chances they win their next three games? Lastly, we'll talk with author Henry Bushkin, about his book on the late Johnny Carson.