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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Yesterday's resounding "no" vote could push Greece out of the Eurozone, but there are signs of conciliation and EU leaders have yet to make any decisions. Was America's largest trading partner prepared for the worst?
American values may be compatible with the Christian Bible, but the Founding Fathers insisted on the separation of Church and State. Yet many Americans believe they live in a historically "Christian Nation." We hear about a long-running campaign to associate religion and politics.
Equal rights advocates are now targeting legal discrimination against gays and lesbians in employment, housing and parenthood. At the same time, religious libertarians say they need protection against new demands created by same-sex marriage.

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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.