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Home Schooling Growing at 2% Per Year [AUDIO]

National School Choice Week will begin on January 25th.  Running through the 31st, the non-partisan event seeks to shine a positive spotlight on effective education options for all children.  President of National School Choice Week, Andrew Campanella, joined The Morning Answer to discuss the effort with Brian, Ben and Elisha. Read more...

President Obama, GOP Exchange Barbs at State of the Union [AUDIO]

Last night’s State of the Union address clocked in at just under an hour.  One of the “highlights” was the ribbing back and forth between the GOP members of Congress and Obama.  “I have no more campaigns to run,” Obama declared to tepid applause from the Republican side and some laughter.  He zinged back, “I know ‘cause I won both of ‘em!”  Brian Whitman enjoyed the “good natured ribbing” but Elisha Krauss and Ben Shapiro weren’t so amused.  Read more...

Greg Plitt Killed Outrunning Burbank Train [AUDIO]

Greg Plitt, actor and model who shot workout videos on train tracks is head after allegedly trying to outrun a train.  Two men were taping Platt on the tracks north of the Burbank train station when a Metrolink commuter train struck and killed him.  Investigators have ruled out it being a suicide and have also reported that the crew did not have a permit to film on the railroad tracks. Read more...

Jesse Lee Peterson: We're Helping Black Americans Overcome their 'Blackness,' Focus on Morality

Today marks the 32nd Martin Luther King Jr Day, first signed in to law in 1983 by President Reagan.  Celebrations, parades and days of service are taking place to commemorate the slain civil rights leader.  Dr. Jesse Lee Peterson joined The Morning Answer to give his thoughts on Dr. King and race relations in 2015. Read more...

Disneyland Measels Cases Reignited Anti-Vaccine Controversy [AUDIO]

More cases of measles continue to mount after an infected woman visited Disneyland and took two flights before being diagnosed.  The 20-something year old woman became ill after visiting the theme park and then flew from Orange County to Seattle.  She then returned to Orange County and was finally diagnosed in Orange County.  With the outbreak spreading across the country, the controversy over the anti-vaccination movement has sprung up once again. Read more...

Academy Nominates Films No One Has Seen [AUDIO]

The nominations for this year’s Academy Awards were announced bright and early this morning at 5am.  “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” both lead with nine Oscar nods for each picture.   American Sniper, Clint Eastwood’s Navy Seal drama picked also picked up nominations, including Bradley Cooper for best actor.  Brian, Ben and Elisha talked about the movies that are up for the golden statue this morning and had some very opinionated thoughts. Read more...

Is There a Difference Between Radical Islamists and Terrorists? [AUDIO]

The latest “survivor” edition of Charlie Hebdo is already sold out.  People were out at dawn lining up to pick up a copy of the French satirical magazine that was attacked by radicals last week, leaving 17 dead.  The cover features Mohammed crying and holding a sign “Je Suis Charlie (I am Charlie)” while above the text reads “All is Forgiven.”  Brian Whitman pointed out that clearly the magazine has not changed its’ stripes. Read more...

Cabins Filling up for the Morning Answer Mexican Riviera Cruise and Party! [AUDIO]

Can you feel the excitement?  The Morning Answer Mexican Riviera Cruise and Party is coming up at the end of March!  If you haven’t booked yet, there are still some cabins available and some special deals.  Arpi Kizirian from Willet Travel (a Frosch Company) joined Brian, Ben and Elisha on the air this morning to talk about what listeners can expect as they cruise the Mexican Riviera!  You don’t want to miss out! Read more...

Eric Garner's Family Releases Song "This Ends Today" in His Memory [AUDIO]

The family of Eric Garner is honoring his memory with a song.  In “This Ends Today,” Garner’s daughter Erica and relative Steven Flagg rap about their pain they feel.  “It came from the heart,” Erica told the New York Daily News.  “It’s the first time I ever recorded.  We want to get it out there on the radio, anywhere, so as many people as possible hear it. Read more...

Communal Jihadists Incite Radicals to Carry Out Attacks [AUDIO]

The brutal attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo continues to make headlines across the world.  Twelve people, including the editor-in-chief and two police officers were killed by men dressed in black garb and with military weapons as they stormed the offices in Paris.  International terrorism expert Steven Emerson joined The Morning Answer to discuss the attack and the on-going threat of terrorism. Read more...