Legal Drones, Illegal Fireworks, and Medical Research - No, not together!

June 30, 2016
Hosted by Mitchel Winick and Stephen Wagner, with Michael Cohen

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Co-hosts Mitchel Winick and Stephen Wagner discuss the FAA's new release of commercial drone regulations. In preparing for the 4th of July holiday, they also discuss the current status of fireworks regulations, particularly in the drought zones of California. Special guest-host Michael Cohen launches his first edition of International Crossroads with special guest Nancy Koch, General Counsel to the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, one of the largest private funders of basic research.

Wagner and Winick On the Law

Wagner and Winick On the Law

Thursday at 6 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

Wagner and Winick On the Law is the talk radio program for individuals interested in contemporary legal issues, social policy, and the protection of personal rights within our legal system. Co-hosted by law school President and Dean Mitchel Winick and law professor and trial attorney Stephen Wagner, the program features live interviews with lawyers, judges, business professionals, and policy experts discussing legal issues that affect our daily lives. Guest co-host law professor and attorney Michael Cohen adds an international law dimension in his bi-weekly program segment “International Crossroads”. As the hosts remind listeners every week, "If you don’t know the law, know a lawyer!"

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Mitchel Winick and Stephen Wagner, with Michael Cohen

Mitchel Winick and Stephen Wagner, with Michael Cohen

Stephen Wagner and Mitchel Winick have broadcast together as co-hosts since Wagner and Winick On the Law began broadcasting in 2014 on KSCO AM 1080, one of the nation’s leading independent talk radio stations. Michael Cohen has joined the program as a regular guest co-host and as producer of the special segment, “International Crossroads”.

Mitchel L. Winick is the President and Dean of Monterey and San Luis Obispo Colleges of Law. Winick’s thirty-year career has included legal education, law, and business. A former Assistant Attorney General of Texas, Winick has served as V.P. of a publicly traded company, senior partner in a management consulting firm, and co-founder of a venture capital firm.

Stephen Wagner serves as a law professor at San Luis Obispo College of Law and as a trial deputy, specializing in vehicular homicide cases, with the San Luis Obispo County DA's Office. As a law professor, Wagner teaches Criminal Law and Evidence. He is a former prosecutor with the California District Attorney’s Association and the San Benito DA’s Office.

Michael Cohen is a law professor and a partner with Sheppard Mullin's Antitrust and International Competition Practice Group. Cohen hosts the bi-weekly “International Crossroads”. Starting in law enforcement as an Assistant Special Prosecutor, Cohen has spent more than two decades defending multinational clients across the globe. Cohen teaches Constitutional Law and Business Organizations at Monterey College of Law.

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