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.
On Monday, the LAPD rolls out the first batch of its brand new officer body cameras. Also, rents here are the most unaffordable in the nation and there are tens of thousands of homeless. There is a program out there that’s supposed to help people who can’t afford homes - Section 8. Then, for us mere mortals, there are four seasons in the year. For Hollywood, there’s a fifth -- Awards Season.
The LA City Council held off yesterday in approving LA's bid for the 2024 Olympic games. Also, as part of our series looking at presidential contenders, AirTalk dissects Wisconsin governor and GOP presidential hopeful Scott Walker's campaign. Then, a twofer on the 2015 Emmy contenders for Unstructured Reality: ‘Alaska: The Last Frontier’ and ‘Wahlburgers.'
The story is still developing out of Moneta, VA, where a reporter and cameraman at central Virginia's WDBJ TV were shot and killed on live TV while doing an interview at a local mall. Also, how do you know when it’s time to leave a perfectly good job? Then, the survival show, "Naked and Afraid," has paid off with an Emmy nom this year for Outstanding Unstructured Reality program.
The debate over affordable housing in Los Angeles county seems to be hitting a fever pitch. Also, he’s a political outsider. A straight shooter. And a GOP hopeful running to become the next President of the United States. His name is Ben Carson. Then, the controversial premise of A&E’s “Intervention,” a nightmarishly realistic portrayal of addiction recovery, may be what’s propelled the show to its 14th season.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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