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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President Obama says the Gerrymandering of congressional district boundaries allows politicians to pick the voters rather than the other way around. It?s a historical process that?s being legally challenged in several states with potential consequences for this November?s elections.
Two decades after the Cold War, tensions are on the increase between the NATO Alliance and Russia.  NATO's planning a military buildup in Eastern Europe mostly at US expense.  We hear why and get Russia's reaction. 
After Iowa and New Hampshire, Trump and Sanders are gaining ground among Republicans and Democrats. But there's a long way to go. We hear about strengths, weaknesses and challenges to come in both political parties. 

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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.