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How will the looming fiscal cliff affect California? Then, five women have been elected to the US Senate. We'll look at the role of women in government and why there is a lack of women recognized as geniuses throughout history. Plus, we'll take an early look at who's expected to get Academy Awards nominations this year, we'll check in on a local group offering parenting classes for new dads, we'll check in with two L.A. college sports superfans about the USC vs. UCLA football game this weekend, and much more.
The first issue Obama has to tackle now that the election is over? The looming fiscal cliff, which threatens to push the U.S. into recession and raise the unemployment rate. Plus, singer-songwriters Jill Sobule and Gary Eaton join the show for a political, but friendly battle of the bands, a LA-based training course helps new dads become better fathers. then, The Dinner Party gives us something to talk about this weekend and we take a look back at the week's news with our Friday Flashback.
The high turnout of Latino voters this election cycle may renew interest in immigration reform on Capitol Hill. Plus, San Diego elects a Democrat for mayor for the first time in two decades, NPR's Ari Shapiro joins the show to talk about his year covering the GOP presidential campaign, does the failure of Prop 37 and a soda tax in El Monte signal a shift away from the healthy food movement? and much more.
We take a look at the California propositions: Which ones passed, which ones failed and what happens next? Swing-state Colorado goes to Obama, but it was once a state that Republicans could count on. We look at why that might be. Plus, Molly Munger joins the show with her reaction to Prop 38's failure.
We'll check in at the polls to see how voters are voting this morning. Then, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have been flying all over the U.S. during their campaigns, what's the environmental impact of all that traveling? Plue, Pat Krug tells us about the world's rarest whale, we talk to urban planner Jeff Speck about his quest to create more walkable cities, Jens Lekman joins the show to talk about his new album, "I Know What Love Isn't," and much more.
We break down Prop 32 and help you find resources to get informed before election day tomorrow. Plus, a summary of the California ballot and two LA-area measures in haiku form, we factcheck the multitude of political radio ads currently on the airwaves, we look into the historical accuracy of 'Homeland' and much more.