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Mayor Garcetti discusses Los Angeles earthquake preparedness. Then, should it be mandatory for old buildings in the city to be retrofitted in case of earthquakes? Next, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments on Michigan's banning of race-based university admissions. How could this ruling impact California students? Then, a new survey shows most Americans are not in the political center, and should there be open enrollment for advanced placement classes? Lastly, we're talking with author Jesse Bering about the sexual deviant in all of us.
The government shutdown continues as both sides try to reach an agreement before the Oct. 17 debt ceiling deadline. We'll talk about the options now on the table. Then, we want to hear from AirTalk listeners about your experiences with Obamacare. How do the prices compare to your current coverage? Later, is the Obama administration transparent enough for your liking? Then, we'll talk to James Franco about his latest project--a book, "Actors Anonymous."
California Attorney General Kamal Harris filed a lawsuit against for-profit college Corinthian Colleges, Inc for making false claims to students. What do you think the outcome of the trial will be? Then, Maine is the first state to allow prescriptions drugs to be imported from other countries. Do you support this move if it cuts down on prescription drug costs? Next, we are remembering astronaut Scott Carpenter. He was the second American to orbit the earth. Lastly, TGIF it's Filmweek with our critics talking about Captain Phillips, Muscle Shoal and much more!
House Speaker John Boehner announced a proposal this morning that would extend the government's ability to borrow money through mid-November. Will Senate Democrats accept that proposal? And October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month. We'll talk to Harvey Hubbell, who himself is dyslexic and directed 'Dislecksia: The Movie,' which is being released this weekend. Then, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the Trust Act yesterday. We'll talk about that and other new immigration-related laws in California. And later, we'll discuss the University of Minnesota's head football coach Jerry Kill, who suffers from epilepsy.
Salmonella has been found in some Foster Farm chicken, but the company isn't ordering a recall. Does the presence of Salmonella in food demand a recall or can you avoid becoming ill by handling and cooking food properly? Then, new psychology research has found that people with extreme political ideologies think their views more superior to others than do moderates. Where do you stand? Later, should Twitter shut down accounts that publicize DUI checkpoints? And we'll discuss the site's IPO. Then, we'll talk to Malcolm Gladwell about his latest book on overcoming as an underdog, 'David and Goliath.'
The Dodgers are one step closer to a World Series appearance after their series win last night against the Braves. Did you see that homerun? Then, President Obama is scheduled to hold a news conference this morning amid the continuing government shutdown and the looming debt ceiling deadline. How long will it take for lawmakers to make a deal? Then, should there be a limit to the amount you can contribute to a political campaign? And later we'll talk about some local universities who admit to under reporting cases of sexual assault on campus.