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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In his first term, President Obama pledged to work for nuclear disarmament.  But America's arsenal is still being "modernized" -- and he's approved $11 billion for a so-called "smart" bomb.  Is he living up to the promise that got him the Nobel Peace Prize?
Private prisons have long been criticized as selling justice to the highest bidder. Now the Obama Justice Department says it's ending a practice begun during the Reagan Administration. We hear how it began and whether the change will extend to the states, which have many more prisoners than the...
Steve Bannon — the latest leader of Donald Trump's campaign — is trying to make the election a referendum on Hillary Clinton. Her weaknesses are real enough, but establishment Republicans fear Bannon is associating their party with the right-wing extremism they're trying to avoid.

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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.