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 of yesterday, the Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act has seen renewed life. We delve into details of the bill, which hopes to add 191,000 acres to the Santa Monica Mountains, and inquire into the potential pushback from local communities. We also explain tips for earthquake preparedness; converse with author Jessica Bruder on her latest book "Nomadland"; and more.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck joins Larry for his monthly check-in with the next steps regarding the LAPD’s drone policies after its one-year pilot program was approved yesterday. We also debate a proposal to ban items like pepper spray and gas masks at Los Angeles protests; sit down with the Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka ahead of tomorrow’s season opener against the Clippers; and more.
San Francisco assemblyman Phil Ting has proposed a bill that would ban gas or diesel-fueled cars by 2040. Though Ting's bill sounds extreme, auto makers have long expressed a decreased interest in diesel cars, sparking a debate on whether lawmakers are falling behind on industry trends. We also get the latest on Raqqa and its political future; explore the roles of power lines in California wildfires; and more.
The start of the week brings a whole new list of political happenings that need mulling over: a battle of the IQ's between Trump and Rex Tillerson, Steve Bannon declaring internal "war" on the GOP, the decertification of the Iran nuclear deal, and more. We also look into the realities actors face in speaking out against major studio heads; discuss Ron Chernow's new biography with the author himself; and more.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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