In depth: Proposals, Red Cross volunteers

Segment 1: Fernando Guerra, professor of political science at Loyola Marymount University, joins Hal in discussing three of the November ballot proposals.

He explains proposal 29, which concerns the addition of medical personnel in dialysis clinics. He also discusses Proposals 28 and 31, which relate to funding music and arts education for schoolchildren, and banning flavored tobacco products.

Second section: Gerald Thomas – Los Angeles Area Red Cross Director of Operations is with Hal to talk about Hurricane Ian and Los Angeles Red Cross volunteers.

Thomas says the people of LA have really stepped up to help, but the need for volunteers remains high. The website for those who would like to help is

Third section: We meet some of these volunteers who were motivated to sign up by a story they saw on the news. Beth Morrissey and Sharon Williams say compassion and a desire to help prompted them to make the call after seeing stories of the damage caused by Hurricane Ian.

The two have already gone through training, and Morrissey actually got a call to deploy to Florida while she was waiting in our green room to come on the show.

Segment four: Hal promotes his podcast and we end with a video of LA Red Cross missions to help in many ways.

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