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Which Way, L.A.?

Which Way, L.A.?

Award-winning moderator Warren Olney leads lively, thoughtful and provocative discussion on the issues Southern Californians care about. Which Way. L.A.? draws from newsmakers around Los Angeles, the state, North America, and from around the world to present all sides of the issues.


California's Worst Air Pollutant Might Catch a Break

This week, California air quality officials are considering relaxing emission regulations on diesel trucks --- the worst air pollution offenders left in the state. more >>

Should the UC Divest from Fossil Fuel?

Student activists are calling the UC system to divest from the fossil fuel industry. But many asset managers call that financially irresponsible. We hear from both sides. … more >>

Jay Z and Private Profit in the 'People's Park'

Rapper Jay Z will bring his Budweiser Made in America festival to the 12-acre Grand Park in downtown LA. He calls it "inclusionary," but not everyone agrees. more >>

City Corruption: A Way of Life in Part of Los Angeles County

The tiny city of Bell got national headlines for paying Manager Robert Rizzo $1.5 million a year. Today, he got a 12-year prison sentence. But Bell’s not alone. more >>

Can LA's Child Protection System Be Fixed?

Would a "child welfare czar" make a difference in LA? And what does Tribune's dividend payout mean for the LA Times? more >>

Does a Back to Basics Budget Leave Room for Big Ideas?

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti hasn’t vanished since last year’s election but, compared to Villaraigosa, Hahn and Riordan, he's been out of the media spotlight. more >>

Food Truck Safety: Public Health Problem or False Alarm?

LA County officials concede they have never inspected some 40% of the 3200 vehicles that are part of the food-truck frenzy. Is that anything to worry about? more >>

Commission Recommendations on LA City Finances

Today, the 2020 Commission made proposals for improving Los Angeles by raising the minimum wage, more oversight for the DWP, and merging the ports of LA and Long Beach. more >>

Are LA's Poorest Left Out of the President's 'Promise Zone?'

LA will be one of President Obama's Promise Zones, which make up his key anti-poverty program. Why aren't Watts or other neighborhoods South of the 10 Freeway included? more >>

Only Female Fire Recruit in LAFD Resigns

After $20 million in payouts for race and gender discrimination, the LA Mayor says it's time to recruit a class that represents the demography of the city. more >>

Have the Dodgers Ignored Fan Safety, Local Community?

The Dodgers will face the San Francisco Giants tomorrow on opening day in Chavez Ravine. Expectations could not be higher, but potential problems… more >>

Compton Tries Moving on from 'Straight Outta' Reputation

Rap artists Dr. Dre and Ice Cube are making a film depicting the Compton of 25 years ago — as the current, 31-year-old Mayor tries to shake off that image. more >>

Bad Teachers, Minority Students and the Constitution

Does California law make it too easy for bad teachers to get tenure and too difficult to fire them? Does the law deprive minority kids of their right to a good education? … more >>

Pair of Quakes Signal End to Seismic Calm

Seismologists say the Puente Hills thrust, the site of Friday's 5.1 earthquake in La Habra in Orange County, is "a very dangerous fault." We hear what that could mean. more >>

LA Real Estate: Too Expensive to Buy, Too Expensive to Rent

As Southern California recovers from the Great Recession, the Middle Class is being priced out of the housing market. Are urban centers becoming enclaves of the wealthy? more >>
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Warren Olney

Considered the dean of Southern California broadcast journalists, Warren tackles the issues Southern Californians care about. Expanding that concept, To the Point deals with issues of national concern and is on air in most major metropolitan markets across the country. On any day, you'll hear a fast-paced, news-based talk show featuring multiple perspectives on a single major issue, with Making News and Reporters Notebook features, as well. 

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Which Way L.A.? is made possible in part by the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation and the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation.