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THE MORNING ANSWER BLOG

  • Brian Whitman: Urban Explorers Have 'Instagram Addiction' [AUDIO]

    They are called “Urban Explorers” – people who scale insanely high towers and put themselves in precarious positions to take a casual selife.  Some of the most famous “UrbEx” instagrammers stick to a specialty to set them apart.  However, the vast majority of their pictures are taken during illegal activity, and they’re taking a big risk to become “instafamous.” Read More
  • Majority of Republican Millenials Support Legal Pot [AUDIO]

    A new report out indicates that 63% of Millennials support legalized marijuana – Republican Millennials!  The Pew Poll shows that Millennial support (those born between 1981 and 1996) to be a higher percentage than Generation X and Silent Generation Democrats. Read More
  • Cops Shoot Man Dead on Skid Row in Downtown LA [AUDIO][VIDEO]

    A man is dead being shot by police in Downtown Los Angeles.  Officials say that officers responded to the location on San Pedro Ave around noon on Sunday after receiving reports of a robbery.  The officers approached a suspect and talked to him when they say he began fighting and resisting the officers, eventually grabbing for the weapon of one of the cops.  That lead to “an officer involved shooting.” Read More

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The Morning Answer - Hour 3 - 03/04/2015 - Hour 3

Recap and analysis of speech by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. President Obama responds to speech. Former VP Al Gore was dismissed from jury duty. LA City Council Election results are in. Skid row is simmering after LAPD shooting. ICE raids 20 “maternity hotels” in CA. Urban explorers risk arrest and safety to get the perfect Instagram photo.

Posted 3/4/2015 8:00:00 AM

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The Morning Answer - 03/04/2015 - Hour 2

Hillary is the most transparent person in public life. Former SOS Clinton set up private email on her own server in premeditated effort to circumvent FOIA. Obamacare Update: Massive doctor shortage is coming. McConnell and Boehner cave on the DHS bill. Sheila Jackson Lee says the Republicans are hurting homeland security. MD parents found guilty of child neglect – for let their children walk outside.

Posted 3/4/2015 7:00:00 AM

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The morning Answer - 03/04/2015 - Hour 1

Recap and analysis of speech by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. President Obama responds to speech. Nancy Pelosi moved to angry tears by the speech. Former Vice President Al Gore was dismissed from jury duty. LA City Council Election results are in. Skid row is simmering after LAPD shooting. ICE raids 20 “maternity hotels” in CA. Urban explorers risk arrest and safety to get the perfect Instagram photo. Update: The dress is really blue and black.

Posted 3/4/2015 6:00:00 AM

THE HOSTS

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 Breitbart.com 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.