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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Science, Tech & Environment

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 date.

Lifestyle & Belief

Are we actually pushing Russia further away by shining such an intense spotlight on its questionable practices?

The Winter Olympics in Sochi have put a spotlight on Russian practices that don't comport with the rights and freedoms generally accepted in the west. But a Russian-born educator, who spent a long time living and working in the US after being forced out by the Soviet government, says we're not really helping move Russia forward.

Stephen Tobolowsky

Stephen Tobolowsky is one of the leading character actors in film today. USA Today listed Stephen as the ninth most frequently seen actor in movies. He has appeared over 200 movies and television shows. He is best known for playing Ned Ryerson in “Groundhog Day,” Sammy Jankis in “Memento,” Werner Brandes in “Sneakers,” Happy Chapman in “Garfield,” and Mr. Bates in “Freaky Friday.”