The case of a suicidal teenager who crashed a plane into a building in Tampa, Florida has again raised the issue of post nine eleven security at general aviation airports. What is or is not being done to keep the smaller airstrips and planes secure? Larry Mantle speaks with the VP of Communications for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Warren Morningstar, and the Director of Airports-Western Region for the American Airport Corporation, Richard Freeman.
Larry Mantle and animation expert Charles Solomon talk with two-time Academy Award-winning director and animator, and Pixar Executive Vice President of Creative, John Lasseter, and with the director of Monster's Inc. and one of the screenwriters for Toy Story, Pete Docter, about the success of their latest film, Monster's Inc., and about Pixar's past films Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, the future of animation and more.
Host Larry Mantle together with critics F.X. Feeney of the L.A. Weekly, Charles Solomon, animation critic at Amazon.com, and Henry Sheehan of the Orange County Register discuss the week's latest film and video releases. This week's selections include: Brotherhood of the Wolf, Kandahar, Orange County, Impostor, and Beauty and the Beast.
As 14 large wildfires burn in California and the drought continues, two California members of Congress are working respectively to help the state combat both. Also, a study shows same-sex couples might be more effective when it comes to divvying up the chores. Then, as the nation marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act this week we look at the latest tech helping those with disabilities.
With republican candidates ranging from Jeb Bush to Donald Trump set to debate on Fox News next week, are national polls the best way to determine which candidates debate? Also, the Los Angeles City Council has unanimously voted to ban firearm magazines with a capacity of more than 10 bullets. Then, author Marc Lewis argues that addiction is not a disease and why the disease model prevents healing.
Now that Boston is out of the picture, could L.A. beat out the likes of Rome, Paris and Hamburg for the 2024 Olympics? Also, tech giants are pushing back against a federal funding bill that would require the companies to report suspicious activity on their networks that could be terrorist-related. Then, an incident at an Atlanta Braves game has sparked a conversation on whether it is ethical to out unfaithful men and women.
Planned Parenthood is under fire after the release of two videos that bring to light its practices surrounding fetal tissue donations. Also, consumer advocates are asking California Attorney General Kamala Harris to look into record-high oil industry profits this year. Then, San Francisco now has nine public walls covered with a repellent paint that makes pee spray back on the person's shoes and pants.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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