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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Amid reports of mass casualties in West Africa from Ebola, the death of a patient in Dallas caused widespread alarm in the US.  Since then, all seven other infected patients in this country have recovered.  But the President and several state governors disagree about what that should mean for...
There?s so much ?outside? money in this year?s mid-term elections that, in some races, the candidates don?t really control their own campaigns any more. We hear about unlimited contributions, corporate spending and secret money.
When two nurses in a Dallas hospital contracted Ebola, it was a wakeup call for an ongoing problem. One out of every 25 patients admitted to hospitals in the United States every year picks up a deadly homegrown infection ? because of the failure to follow standard procedures.   

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Science, Tech & Environment

Even your medical records aren't safe. Chinese group hacks into hospital's patient records

When you go to the hospital, you give up a lot of very personal data, not the least of which is your name, address and Social Security number. Recently, a group of Chinese hackers associated with their government's cyber espionage program branched out from their usual work and targeted a huge hospital system's patient database — and got away with a huge haul of personal data.

Lifestyle & Belief

Are we actually pushing Russia further away by shining such an intense spotlight on its questionable practices?

The Winter Olympics in Sochi have put a spotlight on Russian practices that don't comport with the rights and freedoms generally accepted in the west. But a Russian-born educator, who spent a long time living and working in the US after being forced out by the Soviet government, says we're not really helping move Russia forward.

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.