FROM Susan Abram
Prop. 60 calls for condoms in porn Among the long list of ballot measures Californians will vote on this November is one that would put more restrictions on the porn industry. Proposition 60 would require actors in adult films to use condoms during sex scenes. It would also require producers to pay for some medical expenses related to preventing sexually transmitted infections. But the measure has sparked a lot of backlash, and not just from the adult entertainment business. Both major political parties and eight newspaper editorial boards have lined up against it. What are the pros and cons?
Deluge Bears Down on Southland Foothills The weather service predicted small hail, wind gusts over 50 miles per hour, torrential downpours for LA today -- and even weak tornados. Evacuation orders were issued this morning for 489 homes in La Canada-Flintridge , La Crescenta , Acton and Glendale . The City of Los Angeles issued 262 evacuation orders in and around Tujunga Canyon .
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?
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.