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.
||The Flood of Water Rights Lawsuits Begins||Water rights granted more than 100 years ago are part of today's water wars, created by a drought that's getting worse than ever. State officials want to re-allocate dwindling resources according to need, but they may be over-ruled by history.||7/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||SCOTUS Ruling Could Trigger Executions in California||It's been nine years since the death penalty was carried out in California; death row is packed with 750 inmates. A ruling this week by the US Supreme Court may pave the way to restoring the practice, although advocates accuse the state of "dragging it||7/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Mayor Garcetti Reflects on Two Years in Office||After two years as Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti claims a list of concrete accomplishments when it comes to the details of city services and the use of data to measure success. What he hasn?t done is paint a Big Picture of what he wants America?s||6/30/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||LA's First Korean-American City Council Member||David Ryu was sworn in yesterday as LA's first Korean-American City Councilman and the only the second member of Asian descent. Ryu defeated an establishment favorite, and raised high expectations among supporters with his promise to be an "outsider."||6/29/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||CA Assembly Strikes Down Personal Choice Exemption for Vaccines||The State Legislature took one more step today toward requiring that all children be vaccinated before they enter kindergarten. The Assembly joined the Senate in approving a measure that would deny moral, personal or religious exemptions. But, advocates||6/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Popular LAUSD Teacher's Suspension Sparks Outcry||Rafe Esquith has been called "the most famous teacher in the world." Why has LAUSD pulled him out of the classroom? Esquith says he made a joke that was misunderstood. The District will only say there are "more serious issues." Is it over-reaction becaus||6/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Charleston Killings Hit a Nerve in Los Angeles||The violent racism that appears to have spurred a gunman to attack Emmanuel First AME Church has Americans trying to come to terms with what it means for race relations in 2015. Share your thoughts on a live broadcast of WWLA?. Call 877-600-5279 (877-60||6/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Can Cap-and-Trade Survive a Papal Denunciation?||In his lengthy encyclical on climate change, Pope Francis denounced the cap-and-trade system that allows companies to go on polluting as long as they pay for it. Was he talking about California? Defenders say regulations make it effective and that it's t||6/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Is Los Angeles Still a 'City of Quartz?'||In 1990, Mike Davis wrote City of Quartz, insisting that Los Angeles was not a west coast utopia, but a dystopia instead. Two years later, the Rodney King riots seemed to make him a prophet. His book is still used as a text for understanding LA history,||6/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||City Hall Takes on Homeless Encampments||LA's homeless population is on the increase, especially downtown and in Venice. As those neighborhoods gentrify, complaints about unsafe and unsightly homeless encampments are increasing, too. Now the City Council is making it easier to break up those||6/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Ellis Act, Evictions and Affordable Housing||Yesterday, the State Supreme Court called California's affordable housing shortage a crisis "of epic proportions." At the same time, a state law allows landlords to evict long-term tenants when changes are made in rent-controlled units. Elderly, poor and||6/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Legislature, Governor Not Seeing See Eye-to-Eye on Budget||If state legislators don't pass a budget by midnight tonight, they won't be paid until they get it done. Democrats who control both houses are ready, but Governor Brown insists there won't be enough revenue to cover their spending plans.||6/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Challenges of Making LA's Minimum Wage a Reality||On Saturday, Mayor Garcetti plans to sign a measure the City Council passed almost unanimously. It will make Los Angeles America?s biggest city to raise the minimum wage. Starting at $9 an hour, it will rise to $15 by the year 2020. Predictions of w||6/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Ezell Ford: Tensions High after Police Commission Ruling||LA's civilian police commission has overruled LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and its own Inspector General, finding one officer was wrong to pull the trigger in the shooting death of Ezell Ford 10 months ago. Despite the rebuke, any discipline is now up to Chie||6/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||California's High-Speed Rail and Its Fast Moving Opposition||For the first time in two years, opponents of California's bullet-train plan got a chance to unload their grievances today about routes they claim will disrupt their communities in Southern California. They're growing in numbers ? and in momentum. But a||6/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Right-to-Die Clears State Senate||The State Senate has passed a measure much like a law in Oregon. It would allow people expected to die in six months or less to hasten the process with prescriptions ordered by doctors. The California Medical Association is the first group of its kind in||6/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Can the Scourge of Veteran Homelessness Be Solved?||Mayor Garcetti and the Veterans' Administration have promised that LA's 2700 homeless veterans can all be housed by the end of this year -- even though they won't have final plans in place for another two weeks. We talk with VA Secretary McDonald, who's||6/4/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Policing Southern California's Muslim Community||In Boston, Minneapolis and Los Angeles, the Obama Administration has launched a program to monitor the radicalization of young Muslims and prevent recruitment to ISIS and other terrorist groups. Does that constitute domestic spying? Has law enforcement e||6/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Could the Supreme Court Remake California Politics||In 1964, the US Supreme Court?s "one person, one vote" ruling gave new political power to minorities and the young in urban centers ? especially Los Angeles. Now the Court may decide that a "person" should be defined as an "eligible voter," and that co||6/2/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Motorcycles, Lane-Splitting and Your Daily Commute||When a motorcycle roars up between you and another car, it's called "lane splitting." In California, it's not yet mentioned in the vehicle code, but this is close to becoming the first state to make it legal. We hear that drivers and bikers have differen||6/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Unions Push for Exemption from New Minimum Wage Law||LA labor unions are dialing back their position on the minimum wage. After campaigning for an increase for months, they're now pushing for a last-minute exemption for businesses with unionized workers. Why the switch? Could this new request derail wage r||5/28/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||LA DWP Proposes Rate Hike amid Billing Issues||In the next five years Los Angeles will have to start repairing its crumbling infrastructure by raising utility rates. The DWP has a history of reckless spending and customer billing scandals. Can ratepayers trust it to do the billion-dollar-plus job? Ho||5/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Changing Politics of Dying||A "right to die" bill similar to an Oregon law is stalled in the California Senate. It would permit doctors to give lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients with less than six months left to live. Polls show a majority of Californians favor wha||5/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Criticism of Israel: When Does Free Speech Become Anti-Semitism?||Heated clashes over Israeli policies toward the Palestinians have led to accusations of bigotry at American colleges, including campuses of the University of California. Now the Regents are being asked to adopt the US State Department's definition of ant||5/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Santa Barbara Oil Spill Blankets Coastline||It's been almost 50 years since a drilling rig blew out in the Santa Barbara channel, spewing three or four million gallons of oil and helping to start the environmental movement. But 21,000 gallons is enough to kill wildlife and foul beaches, starting a||5/20/2015||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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