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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Many companies refuse to provide expectant mothers with a place to sit, extra bathroom breaks or water bottles at workstations ? even when there are doctors' orders.  Does that violate the rights of pregnant women in America's work places?  Today, the case of a pregnant UPS driver reached the US...
Many companies refuse to provide expectant mothers with a place to sit, extra bathroom breaks or water bottles at workstations ? even when there are doctors' orders.  Does that violate the rights of pregnant women in America's work places?  Today, the case of a pregnant UPS driver reached the US...
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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.

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.