<em>Patt Morrison</em> is known for its innovative discussions of local politics and culture, as well as its presentation of the effects of national and world news on Southern California.
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Patt Morrison for April 19, 2012




A Los Angeles police officer stands guard outside Parker Center (L), headquarters for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on October 8, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.
A Los Angeles police officer stands guard outside Parker Center (L), headquarters for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on October 8, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.
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LAPD union president Tyler Izen joins us to talk about the police union's lawsuit against the the department and the city. We also take a look behind the scenes of the Secret Service. Then, one researcher said they’re not food deserts, they’re food swamps. Two studies say that poor neighborhoods in fact have lots of food choices, and that zip code isn’t an obesity determinant. Challenging presumptions about bad food and bad health. Plus, comedian Rachel Dratch from Saturday Night Live is on 'Thursday Afternoon Live' on today's show.