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. Daily Newsmaker and Talking Point features round out each episode with a personal touch. Produced by KCRW/Santa Monica.
 

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Twenty years ago, before the alarm about Climate Change, the World Bank warned about upcoming wars ? not over oil, but water. Is water a commercial product, or a basic human right?
Record-setting wildfires are raging across the West. After 10 days, the largest blaze in Washington State history is still only half contained. Is it time to manage so-called ?wilderness? rather than leaving it free?
Secretary of State Kerry is shuttling around the Middle East in the hope of negotiating a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip. We?ll hear about the challenges for international leaders as the war goes on.

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A powerful politician kills a bill that advocates say would have protected veterans

Many for-profit colleges have been frozen out of the federal student financial aid pipeline, because they feel to meet certain standards. But those standards don't apply through funds veterans receive under the G.I. Bill. A pair of California legislators tried to change that, but they were batted down by a powerful politician — with ties to the for-profit college industry.

Jonathan Goldstein

Jonathan Goldstein's writing has appeared in The Walrus, The New York Times, GQ, and The National Post. He is a frequent contributor to PRI's This American Life and the New York Times Magazine, and was a 2002 co-recipient of The Third Coast Audio Festival's Gold Prize. In 2004, he was awarded a Canadian National Magazine award for humor. He is author of the novel, "Lenny Bruce is Dead" and "Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bible!." His latest book, "I'll Seize the Day Tomorrow" is available for purchase online.