11:06 – 11:19 - OPEN
11:23 – 11:39
Is California really losing money due to pot dispensary closures?
In the battle to legalize marijuana in California, one of the most common “pro” arguments rests on the notion of marijuana as a cash cow, with the potential to bring in millions of dollars. Over the last few years, with the legalization of medical marijuana and opening of thousands of dispensaries statewide, California has had some opportunity to test that argument. For some, then, the Obama administration’s recent decision to crackdown on California’s medical marijuana industry has thrown a wrench in the wheel, and is driving a lucrative business with plenty of legal employees out of state, including out of the city of Los Angeles, where the L.A. City Council voted that all dispensaries be shut down by September 6th. But is the medical marijuana industry responsible for bringing in as much as proponents claim? How much potential revenue would does California really stand to lose?
11:41:30 – 11:58:30
Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ warns about not teaching evolution
Bill Nye is most widely known for being “The Science Guy,” a TV personality that made science fun and accessible in one hundred episodes of “Bill Nye the Science Guy” that ran from 1993 to 1998. Last weekend, Nye kicked the Creationism vs. evolution hornet’s nest with statements made in a video posted to the Big Think website. In the video, Nye advocated for evolution, cautioned that the teaching of evolution would make future generations less intelligent and took some potshots at Creationists, saying "It's very much analogous in trying to do geology without believing in tectonic plates. You're just not going to get the right answer. Your whole world is going to be a mystery instead of an exciting place." With these comments, advocates for both viewpoints lined up in their usual battle lines and a war of words ensued. How would not teaching evolution change the teaching of science?
2:06 – 2:39
Ask the Chief
It’s time for Ask the Chief, your monthly opportunity to put your law and order questions to top cop Chief Charlie Beck. Patt gets the latest on several internal LAPD investigations, including whether members of its SWAT unit took advantage of their positions to buy and then resell specially-made handguns. Chief Beck will also speak about the investigation into the use of overly-harsh physical methods by officers at a ‘military-style’ boot camp for youth and what the LAPD has done in to beef up public security in the wake of the Aurora and Wisconsin shootings. Plus, your questions.
Chief Charlie Beck, Los Angeles Police Department
2:41:30 – 2:58:30
What your taste in music says about you
The results from personality tests like Myers-Briggs can tell you a lot about a person, but if you really want to get a peek inside someone’s soul take a look at their music collection. A quick spin through their iPod or stacks of vinyl records can provide insight into a person’s temperament, disposition and may give you an idea of whether or not you’ll likely get along. Granted, music taste is subjective, but an informal poll of Patt Morrison’s team revealed that you may be being judged by your favorite tunes. To wit: do you like the indie band Deerhoof (artsy), pop songsmith Aimee Mann (contemplative), country crooner Taylor Swift (vapid) or grizzled troubadour Tom Waits (experimental and peculiar)? The world of sports can be especially revelatory when it comes to music tastes… the L.A. Dodgers organization plays songs selected by specific players when they step up to the plate or onto the pitcher’s mound, allowing thousands of people to groove to… or suffer through an athlete’s preference for Young Jeezy. What do your music tastes say about you? Do you judge people by their music?
Marah Eakin (MAHR-ah EE-kihn), music editor for The A.V. Club
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