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  • Chris Durand aka Mike Myers Talks Halloween on The Morning Answer [AUDIO]

    Brian Whitman is about to make is annual pilgrimage over to South Pasadena and the house from the movie Halloween.   Christopher Durand, who played Michael Myers in the Halloween H20 movie joined The Morning Answer to talk about his role and working as the infamous character. Read More
  • LAUSD Under Fire for English Only Cafeteria Rule [AUDIO]

    Unions are in an uproar at the Los Angeles Unified School District after cafeteria workers at Harvard Elementary School were instructed to only speak English.  In an exclusive story, CBS Los Angeles reported that a sign posted in the cafeteria read “During works hrs we the cafe have a English only rule for safety reasons.”  Union leaders say the exact opposite – that having workers struggle to speak English could actually be more of a safety issue in an emergency. Read More
  • Pete Peterson: Current County-by-County Rolls Lead to 1 Million Out-of-Date Voter Files, Voter Fraud [AUDIO]

    Just 6 days away until the mid-term elections and one of the Republicans running for office is Pete Peterson.  He hopes to be the next Secretary of State and he joined Brian Whitman, Ben Shapiro and Elisha Krauss on The Morning Answer to discuss his campaign and explain more about what it would mean if he won the office. Read More


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The Morning Answer - 10/31/2014 - Hour 3

Rand Paul: The GOP Brand Sucks, Matthews: Possibility Republicans May Pick Up 8-10 Seats, Confirmed: Mary Burke Was Fired, Top Last Minute Halloween Costumes, Interview: Neel Kashkari, Interview: Christopher Durand (Michael Myers in Halloween H2O).

Posted 10/31/2014 8:00:00 AM


The Morning Answer - 10/31/2014 - Hour 2

Boehner and Democrats Blast White House for Netanyahu Insult, Psaki: We Don’t Care Who Called Netanyahu an Insult, A 2nd LA Soccer Team?, Kaci Hickox: I Will Not Be Bullied, Obama: Frustrated by Americans Hiding Under The Covers Over Ebola, Obama: We’re More Likely to See More Ebola Cases in the US.

Posted 10/31/2014 7:00:00 AM


The Morning Answer - 10/31/2014 - Hour 1

CBS Poll: GOP Lead in Generic Congressional Ballot Similar to Final 2010 Poll, Rand Paul: The GOP Brand Sucks, Matthews: Possibility Republicans May Pick Up 8-10 Seats, Store Sells “Baby Marijuana” Costume, SoCal Gas Prices Sink Below $3 Mark, Field Poll Takes Final Look at Statewide Races, Jerry Brown Pushes Water Bond, History of Halloween.

Posted 10/31/2014 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.