FROM Helene Elliott
L.A.’s Olympic Bid Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was in the Bay Area this morning, pitching the U.S. Olympic Committee on why our city should host the 2024 summer games. Los Angeles is up against Boston, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. to become the American host candidate for 2024. If selected by the U.S.O.C., L.A. would then compete against international cities for the title. What are our chances? Also, we look back to the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles and what benefits they brought to the city.
Stanley Cup Preview Game one of the Stanley Cup finals takes place tonight here in Los Angeles. Tonight’s opener against the New York Rangers takes place here in L.A. at the Staples Center. We get a preview of the series.
From the Stanley Cup to Empty Ice? Since the Los Angeles Kings stunned the world of professional hockey last year by winning the Stanley Cup , fans have been waiting impatiently for the next season to open two weeks from Thursday. But owners have locked out the players over a labor dispute that shows no signs of being resolved in time. Helene Elliott covers hockey for the LA Times .
Los Angeles: the New Capital of North American Hockey "No one saw this coming. Not this way, certainly." Those are the first lines in Helene Elliott's account of the Los Angeles Kings ' triumphant seizure of the Stanley Cup last night at Staples Center. She writes about hockey for the LA Times . We speak with her and with Kings radio commentator and former Kings player, Daryl Evans. Segment image: Jeff Carter #77 of the Los Angeles Kings holds up the Stanley Cup. Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
LA Kings Light the Ice on Fire Even with the great Wayne Gretsky, the Los Angeles Kings never won the Stanley Cup, symbolic of ice hockey supremacy. Since 1993, when they made the Stanley Cup finals, they've never been passed the second round. This year could be different, as we hear fro sports columnist Helene Elliott, who covers the Kings for the Los Angeles Times .
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.