L.A.'s new Museum of Architecture and Design opens today in the historic Bradbury Building downtown. The inaugural exhibition displays the work of four L.A. architects who were invited by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to create a hypothetical shrine to Junipero Serra. Host Larry Mantle speaks with the museum's acting curator, Liz Martin, and the museum's Chairman of the Board, Stephen Kanner.
Larry Mantle talks with Dan Stober and Ian Hoffman, the authors of A Convenient Spy: Wen Ho Lee and the Politics of Nuclear Espionage (Simon & Schuster). The new book details the events surrounding the arrest of Wen Ho Lee who was accused of providing nuclear weapons secrets to the Chinese from his computer at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Host Larry Mantle together with critics Jean Oppenheimer of Screen International, Charles Solomon, animation critic at Amazon.com, and Peter Rainer of New York Magazine discuss the week's latest film and video releases. This week's selections include: The Count of Monte Cristo, The Mothman Prophecies, Storytelling, The Son's Room, Metropolis, Escaflowne, May Day-Mayhem, Beijing Bicycle, and the 20th anniversary edition of Tron released on DVD.
We talk about the charges facing the Tulsa Police Officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man last Friday, as well as the rhetoric surrounding recent police shootings; SoCal vehicle registration fees may be hiked in an effort to pay for smog reduction programs – how much are you willing to pay to meet mandated emission cuts?; plus KPCC film critics join Larry Mantle to talk about the week’s newest releases, and we pay tribute to the late Curtis Hanson.
Protests have continued in Charlotte over the police shooting of a black man on Tuesday – the police chief said he plans to show the video of the shooting to the man’s family but not to the public – we bring you the latest developments; a new proposal to make L.A. an autonomous transit city by 2035 – what will it take?; and we look at how race and class are intertwined, and the implications for SoCal.
Rome is withdrawing for the 2024 Olympic bid after mayor Raggi called the bid financially irresponsible – what does that mean for L.A.?; according to the Washington Post, Trump used his foundation’s funds for a personal legal settlement – we take a closer look; plus, we host an economic roundtable to analyze the presidential candidates’ economic plans and their implications for SoCal.
Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf testifies before the Senate about the 2-million accounts opened on behalf of unknowing customers – we debate, is the bank too big to manage? Santa Barbara will vote on an outdoor watering ban today – a first in California – a landscaper describes what that would look like; and should In-N-Out adapt to changing times and add a veggie option to its menu, or would that be a slippery slope of bending to the latest whims of customers?
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