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.
On Tuesday Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti expanded Special Order 40, the LAPD's ban on stopping people suspected of living in the country illegally, to now apply to the Fire Department, Airport Police and Port Police. How has Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) responded? We also cover the Sierra snowpack overload and concerns of flooding; and more.
This year, California adopted the ‘right-to-try’ law, which lets terminally ill patients access experimental therapies that haven’t been fully approved by the FDA - we debate the pros and cons. We also cover day two of Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearings; the impact of video games on male adolescent careers; and more.
Senate confirmation hearings are underway for President Trump's pick to fill the late Justice Antonin Scalia's seat, which has been vacant for more than a year. Will partisan politics block Judge Neil Gorsuch's nomination? We also cover the latest on FBI Director James Comey's Russia investigations statements; how to handle bullying as a parent; and more.
During his official trip to Asia, Rex Tillerson has said all options are on the table in terms of dealing with a nuclear threat from North Korea - how serious is that threat? Are we unprepared?; ex-convicts want their felonies off job applications; plus, we discuss the latest films and the coming barrage of Disney live-action remakes.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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