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The State Senate has passed a measure much like a law in Oregon. It would allow people expected to die in six months or less to hasten the process with prescriptions ordered by doctors. The California Medical Association is the first group of its kind in the nation to drop its opposition. We hear from legislators on both sides.  

Also, LA's Police Commission is about to rule on the Ezell Ford shooting. Plus, something you can't get in China that's available in West Hollywood: same sex marriage.

Photo: Senate Majority leader Bill Monning is the author of the End of Life Option Act


Producers:
Benjamin Gottlieb
Paul von Zielbauer

Ezell Ford Shooting Report Says Officers Will Not Be Charged 7 MIN, 45 SEC

Eric Garcetti went out the back door of his official Hancock Park home this morning — to avoid protesters against last year's LAPD shooting of Ezell Ford. The Mayor was forced to change vehicles, and police say one woman was thrown to the ground. Garcetti was leaving town, and the group said he should stay for tomorrow's Police Commission hearing on Ford's death. In the LA Times, Joel Rubin has reported that Chief Charlie Beck and Inspector General Alex Bustamante have reached different conclusions about whether two officers were within policy when they drew their weapons, used deadly force — and when they stopped Ford in the first place.

Guests:
Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times (@joelrubin)

Will California Legalize Assisted Suicide? 13 MIN, 21 SEC

After decades of keeping assisted suicide from being introduced in Sacramento, the California Medical Association has dropped its opposition. Last week, all but one Democrat in the State Senate voted to approve the practice. All Republicans were opposed. We talk with the Senator who authored the bill, which is on its way to the Assembly and to another who opposes it

Guests:
Bill Monning, California State Senate (@billmonning)
Sharon Runner, California State Senate (@SharonRunner)

More:
California Medical Association on changing its stance on physicians, dying
'WWLA' on Brittany Maynard and whether Californians have the right to die

Seven Chinese Same-Sex Couples to Wed in West Hollywood 6 MIN

China has decriminalized being gay or lesbian, but same-sex marriage is not allowed. Now seven couples — six gay, one lesbian — have arrived in West Hollywood to be married by Mayor Lindsey Horvath, after competing in the online marketplace Taobao, owned by China’s biggest Internet commerce company, Alibaba. Charlie Gu is the local coordinator.

Guests:
Charlie Gu, China Luxury Advisors (@ChinaLuxAdvisor)

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