Discrimination in the Los Angeles Fire Department

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The Los Angeles Fire Department's troubled emergency response system has gotten a lot of press, but a new fire chief will also have to deal with the fallout from costly discrimination lawsuits over the past decade, and federal and city oversight. Guest host Barbara Bogaev looks at what new leadership can do to change the culture in a predominantly white male firefighting force. Also, remembering the role California played in pressuring South Africa to free Nelson Mandela.

Image-for-WWLA.jpgOn our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, medical records are being digitized on a massive scale to bring down the costs of healthcare and, maybe, to produce better outcomes. It also means a loss of patient privacy. Warren Olney weighs the risks and the benefits of Big Data in the field of medicine.    

 

 
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Hosts:
Barbara Bogaev, Warren Olney