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.
We take a look at each candidate's strategy and prep as they gear up for tonight's debate; airlines are seeking to limit the types of service animals allowed on planes but disability rights advocates are pushing back; Long Beach has proposed a new general tax to local businesses that distribute marijuana - some wonder if it could be a bellwether; Plus, we dive into the new venues added to L.A.'s Olympic bid.
We talk about the charges facing the Tulsa Police Officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man last Friday, as well as the rhetoric surrounding recent police shootings; SoCal vehicle registration fees may be hiked in an effort to pay for smog reduction programs – how much are you willing to pay to meet mandated emission cuts?; plus KPCC film critics join Larry Mantle to talk about the week’s newest releases, and we pay tribute to the late Curtis Hanson.
Protests have continued in Charlotte over the police shooting of a black man on Tuesday – the police chief said he plans to show the video of the shooting to the man’s family but not to the public – we bring you the latest developments; a new proposal to make L.A. an autonomous transit city by 2035 – what will it take?; and we look at how race and class are intertwined, and the implications for SoCal.
Rome is withdrawing for the 2024 Olympic bid after mayor Raggi called the bid financially irresponsible – what does that mean for L.A.?; according to the Washington Post, Trump used his foundation’s funds for a personal legal settlement – we take a closer look; plus, we host an economic roundtable to analyze the presidential candidates’ economic plans and their implications for SoCal.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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