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It’s an issue that has been debated for years, and the latest word is that Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer is negotiating a potential resolution to the ongoing dispute between the state Coastal Commission and the city over the overnight curfew at Venice Beach. Then, Larry Mantle convenes together the critics of Film Week to talk about the best movies of the year and which ones should take home the gold.
Following the murders of three Muslim American students in North Carolina, how does law enforcement determines whether a crime is driven by hate? Also, marketers beware, research shows using love to sell products stops single people from buying. Then, with the upcoming release of "Fifty Shades of Grey," why aren't there more kinky films?
With the impending departure of TV anchors Brian Williams and Jon Stewart, what makes a good news anchor? Also, should the high school exit exam be done away with? Then, the nation's top dietary advisory panel reportedly is set to correct long-standing cautions against eating cholesterol-heavy foods.
It's confirmed - the last US hostage believed held by the group calling itself Islamic State is dead. President Obama is now preparing to ask Congress for War Powers. Also, a group of top US scientists just released its look at possible technologies to cool Earth, as global warming continues. Then, to pluck or not to pluck: our complicated relationship with hair.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Washington today to speak with President Obama about the crisis, and world leaders have increased their attention on the issue in hopes of a diplomatic solution. Also, callers weigh in on Harvard's ban on sexual relationships between professors and students. Then, L.A. lost out to Boston as the U.S. candidate to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. But maybe that’s a good thing.
The hacked Anthem Inc. database containing 80 million Social Security numbers wasn’t encrypted. But would that have made a difference? Also, famed NBC newsman, Brian Williams, went on an apology tour this week after a story he has told repeatedly involving a shot-down helicopter in Iraq was exposed as a lie. Then, the documentary in the Virunga National Park in the Eastern Congo is anything but your typical nature documentary.