Patt Morrison for October 21, 2011

President Obama Announces All Troops Will Leave Iraq By End Of Year

The Obama Doctrine: modern warfare?

“The tide of war is receding,” said President Obama earlier this morning at a press conference that announced the withdrawal of US troops in Iraq by the end of this year.
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How should California teach LGBT history?

Now that Governor Brown has signed SB 48, which requires California social studies books to reflect the contributions and role of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans to society, teachers are asking: how?
As of Jan. 1, Anthem Blue Cross’ Medicare Advantage beneficiaries will have to pre-apply in order to receive benefits, an announcement that was equally disturbing as it was abrupt.
Severe Rain Storms Continue To Threaten The Los Angeles Area
The Los Angeles City Council is considering a plan to put homeowners on the hook for repairing city sidewalks. Almost half of L.A.’s sidewalks are in some state of disrepair, mostly due to tree roots pushing through the concrete and causing cracks.
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