Ten years ago, Alan Eckert was on the verge of earning the rank of Eagle Scout, but at the same time he was also coming to terms with his sexuality. Because of the policy against gays in the Boy Scouts of America, Eckert quit.
President Obama travels to Las Vegas today to outline his proposals for changing the current immigration system. So what makes Vegas and the middle of the Mojave Desert the soapbox of choice for a seminal speech on immigration? Adam Burke from the Fronteras Desk explains.
Tucked away in Southern California neighborhoods, like Chino Hills, Rowland Heights and Hacienda Heights, are businesses known as maternity hotels. Women travel many miles, mostly from Asia, to reach these boarding houses where they can give birth to babies with automatic American citizenship.
The 'Gang of Eight' immigration proposal has a number of elements that offer a path to legal residence for the millions of people here without documentation. But the plan calls for a pre-requisite: That the borders must first be secure.
Democratic Congressman Xavier Becerra of the 34th District, which includes the Eastside of Los Angeles, joins the show to talk about his view of how Congress is handling the latest immigration reform effort.
Warner Brothers CEO Barry Meyer is stepping down on March 1, and his successor has already been announced. Kevin Tsujihara, 48, will helm the company that brought characters like Porky Pig, Batman and Harry Potter to screens around the world.
This Sunday in New Orleans, the Ravens and 49ers will play in Super Bowl XLVII. Aside from from fame and glory, one of the perks of winning is a trip to the White House. President Obama is a big sports fan, routinely weighing in on a variety of sports stories.