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  • LAPD Commander Smith: Ferguson Response Protests Mostly Peaceful [AUDIO]

    Some Angelenos took to the streets last night to voice their disapproval with the decision not to indict a Ferguson police officer after he shot and killed a teenage suspect.  Though the local protests didn’t rise to to level of unrest in Missouri, a number of people did manage to shut down traffic for a time on the 110 Freeway in South LA as well as Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills.  No one was hurt, but at least two people were arrested.  Commander Andrew Smith from the LAPD joined The Morning Answer to discuss how the department is handling protestors. Read More
  • Chuck Hagel Steps Down as Secretary of Defense [AUDIO]

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down from his post as Defense Secretary.  President Obama made the announcement this morning calling Hagel “no ordinary” Secretary of Defense.   Hagel is reportedly leaving in frustration after being marginalized by the Administration.  Bloomberg News reports that Hagel had stopped speaking up in White House meetings because aides with less experience often ignored what he said. Read More
  • Ben Shaprio: Obama's Executive Amnesty Power Grab 'Unprecedented' [AUDIO]

    As expected, Emperor in Chief Barack Obama used his executive authority to shield up to 5 million illegal aliens from deportation.  In his executive amnesty speech, he noted that “the politics of this issue are tough” and that “some worry about immigration will change the very fabric of who we are, or take our jobs, or stick it to the middle-class families at a time when they already feel like they’ve gotten the raw deal for over a decade.”  The beginning of the program is vague, starting in “early 2015.” Read More


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The Morning Answer - 11/25/2014 - Hour 3

No Indictment Announcement in Ferguson, CNN Team Hit With Tear Gas On Air, Chris Hayes Scrambles After Gunfire, CNN’s Sara Sidner Hit In Head By Rock, Don Lemon Smells Marijuana, Protestors Curse an Hannity and Fox News, Ferguson Protestors Destroy Stores That Have Black Owners, California Protest Locations.

Posted 11/25/2014 8:00:00 AM


The Morning Answer - 11/25/2014 - Hour 2

Interview: LAPD Commander Andrew Smith (LA’s Reaction to No Indictment Announcement), Ferguson Protestors Destroy Stores That Have Black Owners, Obama’s Reaction to No Indictment Announcement, Split Screen as Obama Calls for Peace- Vandals Flip Cop Car.

Posted 11/25/2014 7:00:00 AM


The Morning Answer - 11/25/2014 - Hour 1

No Indictment Announcement in Ferguson, Brown Protestors Block Oakland Freeway and March in LA, Split Screen as Obama Calls for Peace- Vandals Flip Cop Car, Obama’s Reaction to No Indictment Announcement, CNN Team Hit With Tear Gas On Air, Chris Hayes Scrambles After Gunfire, CNN’s Sara Sidner Hit In Head By Rock, FBI/Holder Investigation Continues.

Posted 11/25/2014 6:00:00 AM


Brian Whitman

Brian Whitman has lived in LA for the past 17 years and for 2 years in San Diego before that. He spent 15 years doing celebrity impressions and original characters on "The Rick Dees in the Morning Show" on KIIS FM. He was also a talk show host for 7 years on KABC AM and also co-hosted the evening talk show on KLSX-FM. He is well known as one of the top voice impersonators in the country, getting his start on the legendary Z-100 in New York on the Scott Shannon show at 13 years old! For many years Brian operated his own nationally syndicated comedy service providing comedy and funny voices to millions of listeners each week on hundreds of radio stations and shows all across America. Brian grew up on Staten Island, New York and became the youngest radio talk show host in the history of the legendary 77 WABC AM in New York City in 1997 when he was just 24 years old! Even though he's worked in the radio business since being a teenager, Brian did find time to earn a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from New York's Wagner College in 1994.

Ben Shapiro

Ben Shapiro was born in Burbank and brought up in the home of two Reagan Republicans, where intelligent conversation about politics and philosophy was encouraged.  Ben quickly developed into a reasoned political thinker and a powerful writer.

Ben entered UCLA at the age of 16 and was never afraid to challenge the liberal professors and faculty.  At 17, he became the youngest nationally syndicated columnist in the US with his columns printed in major newspapers and on websites.

In addition to his hosting duties on the Morning Answer, Ben also is an editor-at-large of and a national best-selling author.

Elisha Krauss

Elisha is a home-schooled girl from Oklahoma who made a name for herself in New York City.  As an 18 year old freshman at the King's College in Manhattan, she found herself at WABC in New York putting together the nationally syndicated Sean Hannity Show.   "After being behind the scenes in radio for years, I know this is a huge opportunity to share my conservative beliefs with the AM870 The Answer audience everyday," says Elisha.