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.
Philippine President Duterte announced that he wants to sever ties with the U.S. – but what, exactly, does that mean?; potential flooding could spell bad news for L.A. River restoration plans; LAUSD rejected an after-school Satan club in an elementary school – was this the right decision?; plus, Larry and KPCC film critics review ‘Jack Reacher,’ ‘Moonlight’ and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
We dive into analysis of the third and final presidential debate - the candidates who began the evening without a handshake were asked about SCOTUS, immigration reform, their latest campaign scandals, and more - and what exactly did Trump mean about Florida?; the controversy over Prop 60's mandate to use condoms in adult films; and a chat with KQED's FORUM host Michael Krasny, a veteran of Jewish wit and humor.
According to a new ACLU study, many CA school districts outsource disciplinary action to police, to negative effect – is there value to police presence on campus?; we check in with LAPD Chief Beck on reforms and transparency demands; the latest on the FCC’s task force to fight robocalls; and Ang Lee's new film was shot at 120 frames-per-second - what that means for movie storytelling.
The president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police issued a public apology for historical mistreatment of minorities at the IACP's annual conference in San Diego; why are tech-devices so addictive and do product designers have an ethical obligation to take the Hippocratic oath; and, what's it like to travel to space not once, but twice?
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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