Obama on Sony's "Mistake," the Year in News, and Weird...12/20/14
We discuss President Obama?s end-of-year news conference this morning, and look back at some of the biggest news stories of the year. Also in our weekly film segment, are audiences missing out by not being able to see The Interview?
The Cost of the Sony Hack, Florida-Cuba Politics, and L.A.'s Best...
What?s the financial cost of the Sony hack, from legal fees to lost business? It could be the most expensive computer breach in history. Also, two of L.A.?s most well-known restaurant critics duke it out over the city?s best new eateries of 2014.
U.S.-Cuba Deal, L.A. Nightclub Mogul Strikes Out in Vegas, and a Year...
The Obama administration announced a historic agreement with Cuba today, re-establishing diplomatic relations after decades of alienation. What are the details of the deal? We also take a look at a bizarre plot by the federal government agency USAID...
L.A.'s Olympic Bid, the Downside of Low Gas Prices and Pot Prosecutions
Los Angeles is bidding to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. What are the city?s chances? Also, the last time our city hosted the Olympics was in 1984. How did the city benefit from it then, and is it likely we?d see the same payoffs this time around?
Sydney Standoff, The Future of Sony, and the Stars of Vine
We give an update on the 16-hour standoff with a gunman who took customers and employees of a cafe in Sydney hostage yesterday and held them until police finally moved in this morning. What do we know about the casualties and the perpetrator behind...
The Gas Price Roller Coaster, the Myth of Extreme Saving, and the Sony...
il prices have dipped below $60 a barrel, and gas prices at many stations here in L.A. are below $3 a gallon. What?s going on? Are the Saudis trying to drive U.S. oil producers out of the market? How are the falling prices affecting local oil...
Predicting Rain, Military Sexual Assaults, and Abercrombie's Outlandish...
A powerful storm is headed straight for Southern California? Will it make a dent in the drought, and is it a harbinger of the weather we?ll see in the coming years? Also, the political wheeling-and-dealing behind a bill that could bring drought relief...
The Cost of "Enhanced Interrogation," and LAUSD vs Antibiotic Chickens
Today we take a deeper dive into yesterday?s much-anticipated report from the Senate Intelligence Committee on the C.I.A.?s post-9/11 interrogation and detention program. How much did so-called enhanced interrogation techniques cost taxpayers? And who...
CIA Interrogation Report, the Books of the Year, and the L.A. Galaxy
We take an in-depth look at the Senate?s long-awaited, scathing report on the CIA?s methods for interrogating terror suspects in the aftermath of 9/11. What?s in the report, and could the CIA have been justified in its harsh tactics?
Downtown Fire, ?Sons of Anarchy? Says Goodbye, and Sleepless in America
We look at the controversial history of an under-construction apartment complex in downtown L.A. that burned in a huge fire early this morning. Also, what do we know about the last episode ever of ?Sons of Anarchy??
A New Civil Rights Movement, Comedians in Love, and the Business of Bond
We take a three-part look at the situation stemming from the death of Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y: What?s likely to come of a pending civil rights investigation? Why do police still use chokeholds, despite widespread and longstanding bans? And...
UPS Pregnancy Case Reaches Supreme Court and Leaks from Sony Hack
Was it OK for UPS to place a pregnant driver on 7 months of unpaid leave, because she couldn?t lift more than 20 pounds? The Supreme Court heard arguments in that case today. Also...a look at the damage done in the hack of Sony Pictures.
Obama, Ferguson, and Race; A Female Punk Legend; and Future of Food...
Is President Obama doing enough to address the issue of racism as he rolls out his response to the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri? Also, a look at how L.A. might change its law banning street vendors, and the potential impacts.
The Limits of Free Speech on Facebook, ?Cargoland? and Cyber Monday Hype
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court considers the case of a Pennsylvania man who spent three years in prison for posting violent messages about his wife on Facebook. What?s at stake in terms of free speech and social media?
Cooking, Football, and the Oldest Living Things
A critical look at two Thanksgiving traditions. Also, football with a writer who loves the sport but hates what it can do to the people who play it; giving thanks for some of the world?s oldest living things; and free-diving? one of the most dangerous...
Giving Thanks on Skid Row, the Science of Addiction, and Dick Cavett
Thanksgiving is a rare day on L.A.?s Skid Row, when you can find celebrities and regular citizens alike serving up meals to the homeless. Madeleine catches up with one man who?s worked at the Midnight Mission day in, day out longer than anyone else.
Ferguson Reacts, Anjelica Huston, and New Restaurant Calorie Counts
What?s happening in Ferguson, Missouri, and why did the case over the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown end up being investigated by a grand jury? Also, actress Anjelica Huston on her years in Hollywood.
Chuck Hagel Post-Mortem, the LA Auto Show, and Alec Baldwin
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel handed in his resignation today -- reportedly under pressure from the White House. Why? Also, Madeleine takes a trip to the L.A. Auto Show and finds out what?s new on four wheels.
Immigration Action in L.A., New Hunger Games, and Ferguson Emails
How will President Obama?s immigration action affect the more than one million undocumented immigrants here in Los Angeles? Also, in our weekly film segment, we talk about the latest Hunger Games installment and other new releases.
Immigration Action, Exercise in a Bottle, and Remembering Mike Nichols
President Obama will unveil his plans to take executive action on immigration tonight. His announcement will be timed to take place during the Latin Grammy Awards, which will cut away to the President...
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