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The skies of Los Angeles are filled with helicopters — for news, law enforcement and tourists — producing a lot of noise for folks on the ground and a lot of complaints from people who don’t want to grin and bear it. We hear why many are still unhappy despite a new law passed by Congress and signed by President Obama. Also, a new county law may force LA’s porn industry to change location.  And, even some industry insiders are struggling with changing technology.

Image-for-WWLA.jpgLater on To the Point, despite losses suffered in the last national elections, Republicans are not backing away from opposing abortion. It's a potent issue in many states, and the GOP is finding new ways to frame it. We hear how it's likely to play in this year's midterm campaigns for the Senate and Congress.

 
Banner image: Eyewitness News helicopter over the Amgen Tour of California. Photo: Richard Masoner/Cyclelicious

Producers:
Evan George
Liyna Anwar
Jenny Hamel

Main Topic Will a New Helicopter Noise Law Make Anyone Happy? 16 MIN, 45 SEC

When President Obama signed the federal budget, it included a new law that attempts to reduce the noise from helicopters in Los Angeles County. It exempts both fire and police helicopters from any restrictions. Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff is the author. He comes from Burbank and represents parts of the Hollywood Hills and the San Fernando Valley.

Guests:
Adam Schiff, US Congress (D-CA) (@RepAdamSchiff )
Larry Welk, Angel City Air (@AngelCityAir )
Rudy Whitcomb, Los Angeles Area Helicopter Noise Coalition
Erick Huerta, community activist in Boyle Heights (@elrandomhero)

Reporter's Notebook Porn Industry Changes, Including Location 7 MIN, 57 SEC

In 2012, Los Angeles County voters passed a law requiring condoms for male performers in pornographic films. The goal was control of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. It wasn't designed to drive the industry out of the region, but that was the talk as the X BIZ 360 Adult Industry Conference opened today in West Hollywood, according to KCRW's Saul Gonzalez.

 

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Photo: Saul Gonzalez

Guests:
Saul Gonzalez, KCRW producer (@SaulKCRW)

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