Larry Mantle talks with playwright Oliver Mayer about his play Joe Louis Blues now running at the Tiffany Theatre in West Hollywood. Joe Louis Blues is set in the 1940's Harlem jazz era, in a jazz club where several Americans are examining their identity at a wartime crossroads of race and patriotism.
Fodor's tells you what to visit in Los Angeles, Zagat tells you where to eat, but how do find a classy strip joint? Fret no more, Jessica Hundley and Jon Alain Guznik will talk to Larry Mantle about their new handbook, Horny? Los Angeles (Really Great Books), a funny and irreverent guide to all the topless bars, nude mud-wresting clubs and other carnal spots in the city.
One year has passed since 14 people were killed in the San Bernardino terrorist attack – we look at the tactical response, the community one year later and what life’s been like for Muslims since; plus, Larry and KPCC film critics review the week’s latest releases, including ‘Jackie,’ ‘Man Down’ and more on FilmWeek.
Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Xavier Becerra as California’s next Attorney general – we look at the implications, as well as who will fill Becerra’s seat in the House; North Dakota’s governor has set Dec. 5 as the eviction date for Access Pipeline protesters – we dive into the competing interests and historical context of the land; what is the future of the death penalty in CA?; plus, we analyze the politics of Black Republicans.
We analyze the pros and cons of hunting mountain lion P45 after it slaughtered 10 pet alpacas belonging to a Malibu resident; why Pasadena City College Trustees might ban themselves from speaking to media without permission from the board president; the debate on what to do with California's massive number of dead trees; plus, could a stress vaccine actually work?
Critic of the Affordable Care Act and Georgia Rep. Tom Price is Trump’s pick to lead the Dept. of Health and Human Services – we look at what that means for Obamacare; how libel lawsuits can be weaponized against the media in the age of Trump; plus, the CA State Bar has proposed a ban on lawyers having sex with clients – we debate the proposal.
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