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Today we discuss a surprise retirement announcement from U.S. Representative Henry Waxman, talk to a local member of the U.S. luge team headed to Sochi, and catch up on the latest car news.

Banner Image: Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif.; photo credit: Lingjing Bao, Talk Radio News

Producers:
Andrew Walsh
Christian Bordal
Matt Holzman
Jolie Myers
Anna Scott

Congressman Henry Waxman to Retire 17 MIN, 1 SEC

U.S. Representative Henry Waxman is retiring at the end of this year after 20 terms representing California’s 33rd District. We speak to the congressman about his accomplishments and time in office. Plus we hear from one of his longtime political allies about his legacy as one of Congress’ most effective legislators, and who might succeed him.

Guests:
Henry Waxman, US Congress (D-CA) (@WaxmanClimate)
Zev Yaroslavsky, LA County Board of Supervisors (@ZevYaroslavsky)

Olympic Luger Kate Hansen 7 MIN, 54 SEC

Given the climate here in sunny Southern California, you wouldn’t think this would be home to many winter sports enthusiasts. So how does someone growing up in La Cañada end up hurtling down twisty ice chutes at 80 miles an hour for the US Olympic luge team?

Guests:
Kate Hansen, Olympic Winter Games 2014 luger (@k8ertotz)

Dr. Strangelove Turns 50 14 MIN, 43 SEC

In 1964, Stanley Kubrick’s thumbed his nose at our terror of nuclear annihilation with Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. The movie turns 50 this month, but Kubrick’s darkly comic classic still seems deeply relevant.

Guests:
Elvis Mitchell, Host, 'The Treatment'

Reinventing the Corvette 11 MIN, 10 SEC

The Corvette has developed a reputation as a symbol of midlife crisis. But GM wants to change that. Can they make it a young person’s car? Plus, sub-compact cars - which usually appeal to younger drivers - are performing badly in crash tests.

Guests:
Matt DeBord, is Transportation Editor for Business Insider (@mattdebord)

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