Has 9-11 and its aftermath caused New Yorkers to question their image of themselves or their identity as the quintessential American city? Laura Miller, the NYC editorial director of Salon.com, and John Seabrook, a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, reflect on the troubling emotional and ideological chasm caused by the events of 9-11.
Guest host John Rabe together with critics Peter Rainer of the New York Magazine and Jean Oppenheimer of Screen International discuss the week's latest film and video releases. This week's selections include: Vanilla Sky, No Man's Land, The Royal Tenenbaums, Iris, Piñero, Behind the Sun, The Devil's Backbone, Lantana, and Final.
An alt-righter and others explain the movement few of us had heard of before this week; college students around the country are reacting to a letter from The University of Chicago warning incoming freshman that so-called "trigger warnings" won't be tolerated; plus, Larry & KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Wade Major review this week’s new movie releases including a wide release horror called “Don’t Breathe."
A new, thought provoking study from UCI suggests our fears about leaving children alone are based much more on moral judgement about neglectful parents than on actual dangers faced by an unattended child; JPL scientists now believe there might not be as much flowing water on Mars as we thought; education experts break down the mission and efficacy of LAUSD's expanded magnet program; Plus, funk legend George Clinton stops by ahead of his September 17th concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
Hillary Clinton met with Clinton Foundation donors while Secretary of State, and some say that's "pay-to-play" politics; a potential new LAPD program looks to create a dialogue between the department and families of those killed by police; plus, why a proposed law in Italy could make vegan diets a form of child abuse.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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