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Late Night's Liberal David Letterman Says Farewell [AUDIO]

May 20th marked the final episode of The Late Show and 30 years of David Letterman on late night television.  Dave went 20 minutes over time saying his final farewells to his fans before his retirement.  During the course of the show, many classic Dave clips and photos were featured as well as a celebrity studded Top 10 List and a performance by the Foo Fighters.  Preliminary numbers show the final show was his highest rated in the last 10 years.  Read more...

Tom Dreesen on Letterman, Frank Sinatra [AUDIO]

David Letterman will do his final Late Show tonight in a farewell episode.  One of Letterman’s favorites, comedy legend Tom Dreesen, joined Brian, Ben and  Elisha on the Morning Answer Wednesday morning to talk about his TV appearances as well as his life touring the world for 13 years with Frank Sinatra. Read more...

What's This 'Dad Bod' Thing All About [AUDIO]

What is this “Dad Bod” that seems to be all the rage lately?  As Mackenzie Pearson explains it, “the dad bod says ‘I go to the gym occasionally, but I also drink heavily on the weekends and enjoy eating eight slices of pizza on at a time.’  It’s not an overweight guy, but it isn’t one with washboard abs either.” Read more...

Bernie Kopell on the Morning Answer Talks Battleship Iowa, Love Boat [AUDIO]

Once again, we’ll be celebrating Military Appreciation Day on Memorial Day at the Battleship Iowa in San Pedro.  This year we have special guest Love Boat star Bernie Kopell.  Bernie knows a thing or two about the Iowa – he served in the Navy on that ship! Read more...

Ben, Elisha Clash over McInnes, Holder Sexism Interview on Fox News' "Hannity" [AUDIO]

Fox News regulars Gavin McInnes and Tamara Holder got in to it over the page gap on a recent episode of “Hannity.”  Hannity had shown a clip of the recent Washington Free Beacon video in which Hillary Clinton supporters were told she paid her female staffers 72 cents on the dollar compared to men.  A discussion ensued and McInnes sent Holder in to a rage when he said that “women do earn less in America – but it’s because they choose to. They would rather go to their daughter’s piano recital than stay all night working on a proposal.  So they end up earning less.”  He told Holder “most women are happier at home” and that they “are pretending they like working and they’re not making money because they don’t stay all night at the office.” Read more...

Cop Morale Low Fearing Legal and Political Backlash [AUDIO]

Cops are saying the anti-police climate as of late is taking a toll on the morale of law enforcement personnel.  A source told The Daily Caller that officers have stepped back from engaging in proactive policing partially because they see criminals they arrest end up back on the streets.  Fear of legal and political backlash has also served to tamp down the spirits of police and sheriffs across the country.  LAPD Commander Andrew Smith joined Brian, Ben and Elisha on the Morning Answer to discuss how events are affecting officers locally here in Los Angeles. Read more...

Chewing Gum Can Help you Shake Off Songs Stuck in Your Head [AUDIO]

A new study suggests that the cure to an “earworm” or a song that won’t stop playing in your head, is to chew gum.  Scientists believe that chewing gum could hijack the same auditory mechanism that your brain uses to replay the tunes.  By chewing on the gum, you don’t hear the song as well and it cuts down on short term memory and thereby shaking it off. Read more...

Aide to Kamala Harris Arrested for Impersonating a Police Officer, Involved in Fake Police Force [AUDIO]

Brandon Kiel, an aide to California Attorney General Kamala Harris was arrested with two other people after allegedly running and creating a fake police force.  KTLA reports that the investigation in to the fictitious law enforcement group began after agencies around Southern California received letters from the “Masonic Fraternal Police Department” that stated David Henry had been elected Chief of the organization.  The group claimed to be descendants of the medieval Catholic military order Knights Templar and had jurisdiction over 33 states and Mexico.  Kiel had worked as Deputy Director of Community Affairs for California’s Department of Justice and was on administrative leave. Read more...

Here's When It's OK to Lie [AUDIO]

Business Insider writer Kathleen Elkins seems to think it’s ok to lie. In a recent article in the publication she laid out the seven times it is ok to lie to somebody in the face.  Read more...

Mike Huckabee Jumps in to the 2016 Election [AUDIO]

Mike Huckabee just threw his hat in to the ring this morning and announced his bid for the 2016 Presidential election.  “I truly am from Hope to higher ground” he proclaimed to the audience in Hope, Arkansas.  Huckabee tends to be well known and liked among Republicans according to polls, and his former Fox News show drew about 1.3 million viewers.  Still, Brian Whitman posed the question this morning wondering if Huckabee is the type of conservative candidate that appeals to Morning Answer listeners. Read more...