Take a rapid-fire tour of the day’s hot-button issues. Award-winning journalist Warren Olney leads an informative and thought-provoking discussion of major news stories with expert guests that bring multiple perspectives on each issue to the table. Daily Newsmaker and Talking Point features round out each episode with a personal touch. Produced by KCRW/Santa Monica.

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It's been 15 years since the attacks of September 11, but that's not the only reason they're back in the news.  The Obama White House calls it "embarrassing" that bipartisan majorities in Congress have given victims' families the right to sue Saudi Arabia, and the battle's not over yet. 
The race for the White House now includes the battle between the sexes, as Hillary Clinton's gender and Donald Trump's gender discrimination are now front and center in an increasingly bitter campaign. We hear what to expect in the after math of the first debate and the run up to the next one.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has accused Russia and the Syrian government of war crimes in the siege of Aleppo. With each side blaming the other, it's a crisis likely to face the next President of the United States. 

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Warren Olney

He is the only person to have been twice named Broadcast Journalist of the Year — for his work in both radio and television — by the Society of Professional Journalists, Los Angeles. He is the recipient of Emmy Awards for reporting and anchoring, and Golden Mikes for investigative reporting. Olney was a television news reporter and anchor from 1966 to 1991, working in Washington, D.C., Sacramento and Los Angeles.