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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The annual cost of cancer drugs has soared to twice the average American income. Oncologists around the country are calling for new regulations to ease the financial burden on patients facing bankruptcy as well as life-threatening diseases.
With America's transportation system on the verge of collapse, the Highway Trust Fund is about run out of money. Even if Congress passes a short-term fix, what are the consequences of falling behind for competition in the global economy?
Barack Obama is the first sitting President to visit East Africa, where opportunities for US investment are threatened by both terrorism and counter-terrorism. We hear about his appearances in Kenya and Ethiopia.

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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.