KCRW's Which Way, LA?
By Warren Olney, KCRW.com
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Award-winning moderator Warren Olney leads lively. thoughtful and provocative discussion on the issues Southern Californians care about. Which Way. L.A.? draws from newsmakers around Los Angeles, the state, North America, and from around the world to present all sides of the issues.
||Governor Brown: On His Way to Paris||The Governor of California oversees the world's eighth largest economy, so it makes sense for him to join more than 100 heads of state at the Climate Change Summit.||12/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Should Kids Be Allowed to Waive Their Right to Remain Silent?||A State Supreme Court majority has refused to review the murder conviction of a 10-year-old boy who confessed to killing his father. Had his young brain developed enough to understand that, before he confessed, he'd waived his Miranda right to remain sil||11/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mass Exodus of LA Journalists||One of America's great newspapers is already a shadow of its former self. The latest buyout of about 80 LA Times veterans is focused on the reporters and editors who have the most experience. We hear what that will mean for news consumers who depend on w||11/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Justice Department Asked to Look into OC Jailhouse Informants||Have the Orange County Sheriff and the District Attorney engaged in secret misconduct for 30 years? A group of high-powered lawyers and former prosecutors wants the federal Justice Department to investigate. We hear about the alleged misuse of jailhouse||11/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Santa Monica Policing in the National Spotlight||One of Santa Monica's few black residents has put the city and its police force in the national spotlight. Fay Wells is a college graduate and business professional, whose story went viral. She'll tell us how 19 cops showed up ? two with guns drawn ? aft||11/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Long Commute||In the latest installment of KCRW's Below the Ten series, the story of two families that migrated to the Antelope Valley ? where housing costs less, but commuting back to the old neighborhood means a long trip home.||11/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Occidental Protests and Calls for Diversity on College Campuses||Students who've been occupying the administration building at Occidental College moved to the office of President Jonathan Vietch today. He has refused to step down like his counterpart at the University of Missouri. That action a week ago has helped spr||11/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||One Small Step toward Housing the Homeless||The LA City Council finally came through today on a promise made eight weeks ago to the homeless ? declaring a "shelter crisis." But property owners in Venice are among those angry because of provisions that "decriminalize" homelessness to protect federa||11/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Paris Attacks Felt in LA||When deadly violence shattered a happy Friday evening in Paris, the pain and sadness struck deep here in Southern California. We talk to a French actress about friends and family in her old neighborhood and to a Muslim-American leader, who feels outrage||11/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Future of Daily Fantasy Sports in California||The multi-billion-dollar fantasy sports industry has been advertising big time to counter accusations of insider trading. New York's attorney general has ordered Fan Duel, DraftKings and others to stop what he calls illegal gambling and Nevada already re||11/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||LA City Council Takes Another Look at Contentious Traffic Plan||The car capital of the world is divided over the automobile versus public transit and bicycle riding. Mobility Plan 2035 would create a big, new network of bus and bicycle lanes?partly by shrinking the lanes now devoted to cars. Will lawsuits derail the||11/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mystery Missile Launches; California's Changing Coastline||Of the coast of California seems serene and stable, remember tsunamis, landslides and earthquakes. We hear what the geologic past can teach us about the future.||11/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||California Lawmakers' Free Trip to Hawaii||Starting this weekend, 20 members of California's Assembly and Senate are getting five days at a five-star resort in Hawaii ? paid for by special interests with legislative business. It's an annual junket. As always, the agenda is secret, but Democrats a||11/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||LAUSD and the Search for a New Superintendent||The Superintendent of LA Schools is a powerful figure in a goldfish bowl. Remember John Deasy and the iPad scandal? The new, computerized scheduling system that failed? Child abuse at Miramonte Elementary? The elected school board wants public input on w||11/5/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||America's Biggest System of Higher Education Faces a Faculty Strike||Ninety-four percent of the teachers who voted have authorized a walkout at all 23 California State University campuses. Their core demand is a 5% raise; they've been offered 2%. Will the vote mean trouble ahead for educating the state's future workforce?||11/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||New Ways to Rock the Vote?||Democracy in California has become the province of very few people. In fact, as the state has grown larger, the number of those with political power has grown proportionally smaller. It's not the result of a conspiracy but a lack of participation. We hea||11/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The LA Times and "Sponsored Content"||There's supposed to be an unbreachable wall between news stories and advertising, but more and more advertising is designed to look like news. The LA Times is among the financially strapped publications that take money to produce articles that promote sp||11/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Will a New Pentagon Program Lift the LA Economy?||It's one of the biggest contracts in Pentagon history. Northrup-Grumman has won the right to build 100 new stealth bombers in Palmdale, which is celebrating predictions of thousands of new jobs after years of economic decline.Does that mean a return to t||10/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||County Steps in to Speed Exide Clean-up||For 30 years, Exide was allowed to recycle lead batteries in Vernon without a full permit. Thousands of children in surrounding neighborhoods appear to have been exposed to lead poison. Now the state agency that stood by while environmental crimes were c||10/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||One Year In, Has Prop 47 Made California Less Safe?||Since California voters passed Prop 47 less than a year ago, some crimes are on the increase while arrests are on the decline. Is that a consequence of reducing some non-violent felonies to misdemeanors in order to curb the high cost of over-crowded pris||10/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Homeless and LA's High Cost of Housing||LA's super-high cost of housing is driving low-income families onto the streets -- a major reason that homelessness is on the rise. Tomorrow, LA Supervisors will decide whether low-cost housing should be subsidized to get some people off the streets and||10/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Academic Freedom and the Rising Cost of College Textbooks||Instead of requiring students to buy a book for $180, a math professor at Cal State Fullerton assigned one that goes for $76 and another that's free. But the expensive text was written by two senior department officials, and the professor's in trouble. W||10/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||How Many Bullets Are Too Many?||The LA City Council has banned ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. The Police Protective League has demanded exemptions for retired cops and reservists. Even some gun rights advocates don't buy that idea, but the Council is showing signs||10/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Drought and the Future of California's Forests||Drought has turned local forests into a massive tinderbox of dead trees, and the predicted El Niño is unlikely to bring them back to life. We hear about a high-tech aerial investigation that's turned up new challenges for fire control, erosion and water||10/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Playing Politics with Plastic Bags||California voters will likely face two initiatives next year dealing with plastic bags. Both measures are creatures of the plastic bag industry in its fight with another special interest: grocery stores. We hear how voters might be caught in the middle||10/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Great Local News
Warren Olney runs this great show -- he interviews a variety of guests on topics important to LA. He covers all sorts of issues, has a wide variety of guests, keeps the conversation moving, and gets the points out.
To Hyperballad -- the podcast changed because the radio version of Which Way L.A. changed. It used to be just local, from 7:30pm to 8pm, with a variety of programs at 7. Now it runs from 7pm to 8pm, starting with an abridged To The Point.
love the show, but
can't figure out why the podcast is bundled with To The Point. warren is great but don't really want anything to do with the former so i'm stuck scrolling through to the 27 min point. someone tell me i'm missing something...
I've been listening to this show on KPCC for some time now and I'm glad to see it's now available at my convenience. Thanks to all who contributed to make this possible. I recommend this podcast for interesting stories on local culture and events.
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