KCRW's Which Way, LA?
By Warren Olney, KCRW
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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.
||Should Shamu Shows Be Banned at SeaWorld in San Diego?||After watching the heart-wrenching film "Blackfish," a state assemblyman wants to ban keeping of killer whales in captivity for human entertainment.||3/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Change of Pace for LA County Elections||The LA County Sheriff and Assessor can put your hands on you or put their hands in your pockets. Should the one who determines your tax bill be elected at all?||3/12/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||State Regulation of Medical Pot a Precursor for Legalization?||An unlikely combination of interest groups, including California's police chiefs, may support new state regulations on medical marijuana.||3/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||California Meat Recall Goes Nationwide||Nine million pounds of beef from a California slaughterhouse have been recalled as "unsound, unwholesome or otherwise? unfit" for consumers. But nobody's gotten sick, and...||3/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Is California's Democratic Party Keeping Up with Voters?||California's Democratic Party is led by an old guard. There is not a rift over issues, but young Democrats are wondering, "When are these people going to leave?"||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Doctors Are Primary Source for Prescription Drug Abusers||With drug overdoses now killing more Americans than auto accidents, the state Medical Board is discussing guidelines to reduce the number of "problem prescribers."||3/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Garcetti's Trade Mission to Mexico||Eric Garcetti, whose grandparents came from Mexico, is Mayor of Los Angeles. We talk to him as he visits a nation that's developing faster than most Americans realize.||3/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||To Frack or Not to Frack in Los Angeles||There's been oil drilling in LA for more than 100 years. Fracking could make some inactive ones gush again. We hear the pros and cons of a proposed ban or a moratorium.||3/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||LA Visual FX Industry Stifled by Runaway Production||In a eight-year period, California lost 11% of its jobs in film and TV, while New York gained 25%. We have the latest on runaway production.||2/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||LAUSD Votes to Shut Down Two Aspire Charter Schools||Superintendent Deasy called their record of improving student performance " unassailable." But the LA School Board voted to close two charter schools anyway.||2/26/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Is California Headed for a Tax on Sodas?||Coke, Pepsi and other beverage companies are fighting a proposed mandate in California for labels warning that sugary soft drinks increase the risk of childhood obesity.||2/25/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Hollywood Development Hits a Bump||Boosters of growth in Hollywood have suffered a setback, while opponents of increased density have scored a victory. This time, it's not all about earthquake faults.||2/24/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||SoCal Utilities Sluggish on Shift to Solar||State policy requires a transition to renewables, but frustrated local homeowners accuse utilities of dragging their feet because alternative power costs them money.||2/20/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Push for Minimum Wage Increase for Hotel Workers||Five LA City Council members want workers at hotels near LAX paid more than $15 an hour -- the highest minimum wage in the nation. We hear the pros and cons.||2/19/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ninth Circuit Recognizes a Right to Bear Arms in Public||A federal appellate court says California's law against openly carrying guns in public has an unintended consequence. The case could be on its way to the Supreme Court.||2/18/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Should the Execution of Inmates Be Streamlined in California?||Pete Wilson joins two other former Governors supporting a November ballot initiative to speed up executions in California. We hear the arguments on both sides.||2/13/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Race to Replace Waxman||Since his surprise resignation, candidates have been lining up to replace Congressman Henry Waxman. We hear from Democrats Ted Lieu and Wendy Greuel.||2/12/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||New Health Law Has Foodies Crying 'Nanny State'||A new state law says that chefs must wear disposable gloves each time they touch raw food. Despite the risk of food-borne illness, is this a case of over-protection?||2/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Construction Starts on Tallest Building in the West||Will LA's Wilshire Grand Tower be the tallest building in the western United States?||2/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Should We End Los Angeles' Business Tax?||With LA facing a $250 million deficit, Mayor Garcetti wants to get rid of the business tax. Also, LA is replacing street lamps with LED bulbs to save energy and money.||2/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Education Reform and the Power of Silicon Valley||A trial in Los Angeles could make it easier to fire incompetent teachers. Also, why do we care if elected officials don't live in the districts they represent?||2/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Gentry Battles Gonzo in a Changing Venice||Gentrification and commercialization of Venice Beach have led to a culture clash. Is its laid-back culture of tolerance still alive or is it a thing of the past?||2/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||No Rain, No Water? No Problem?||For now, there's enough water in local reservoirs and storage, but nobody knows how long that's going to last. What can local homeowners can do to conserve and recycle?||2/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Henry Waxman, Liberal Crusader, Will Retire||After 40 years, LA Democrat Henry Waxman has announced he won't run for re-election. What's next, for the Westside and South Bay, a political feeding frenzy?||1/30/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||OC Undersheriff John Scott Named Interim LA Sheriff||We talk with OC Undersheriff John Scott will be sworn in tomorrow to replace retiring LA County Sheriff Lee Baca until voters choose somebody else in June or November.||1/29/14||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.