Larry Mantle talks with Elliot Hester, a flight attendant for 16 years with a major airline, about his new book, Plane Insanity (St. Martin's Press), that chronicles the misadventures of both passengers and flight crews in a collection of scathingly funny stories about bad trips, peculiar co-workers, first-class stowaways and outrageous in-flight behavior.
Host Larry Mantle together with critics F.X. Feeney of the L.A. Weekly and Henry Sheehan of the Orange County Register discuss the week's latest film and video releases. This week's selections include: Black Hawk Down, The Shipping News, What Time Is It There?, and Italian for Beginners. The critics also discuss American Cinematheque's Stanley Kubrick double feature to take place on Friday, January 18, 7:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre. F.X. Feeney is scheduled to speak. For more information, visit American Cinematheque. The critics also review the Palm Springs Film Festival. Visit www.psfilmfest.org or call 760.322.2930 for more information.
Fans and scientists alike will participate on Saturday in a national March for Science - will you participate and why? What is the role of politics in science?; we weigh the veracity of DHS Inspector General report saying ICE can’t handle increased deportations; plus, should the Oscars awards categories go gender neutral?; and more, on FilmWeek.
We’ll talk with KTLA pilot reporter Tim Lynn, who has seen hundreds of car chases, about the appeal of the LA car chase; should selling homemade food be legal in California? We discuss a bill that aims to legalize the practice; plus, we ask listeners about their experiences with domestic violence; and more.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck joins AirTalk for his monthly check-in - we'll talk about the latest law enforcement trends and take your questions; plus, the big SCOTUS case Justice Gorsuch will be hearing on church-state separation; and we also want to hear from AirTalk listeners about forgiveness - what helps you to move on, or what haven't you been able to let go of?; and more.
President Trump is expected to sign an executive order today that calls on the government to 'buy American, hire American' whenever possible - we debate the pros & cons and its impact on the H-1B visa program. We'll also take a look at a new bill attempting to reform California's bail system; whether baseball is too boring; and more.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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