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The California DMV is backing down from requiring drivers for “e-hail” services like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar to obtain commercial license plates after a firestorm of criticism. Also, author Steven Brill writes about the way the ACA was written, the way it was implemented, and how it would (or wouldn’t) change America’s healthcare system in his latest book. Then, President Obama will propose to protect 12 million acres of Alaskan wilderness.
The House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday forbidding the use of any federal money for abortions, in lieu of a proposal that would ban so-called "late-term" abortions. Also, should CA follow AZ’s lead and make civics test a graduation requirement? Then, what will the death of Saudi’s King Abdullah and falling oil prices mean for Saudi Arabia?
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!