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.
Two more Cabinet members have been appointed by President-elect Donald Trump: retired Marine General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense, and former GOP presidential rival Dr. Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing; we take a closer look at the Oakland fire and its implications for what could be a larger housing problem in California; plus, how and why conspiracy theories are feeding into the 2016 political climate.
One year has passed since 14 people were killed in the San Bernardino terrorist attack – we look at the tactical response, the community one year later and what life’s been like for Muslims since; plus, Larry and KPCC film critics review the week’s latest releases, including ‘Jackie,’ ‘Man Down’ and more on FilmWeek.
Governor Jerry Brown has appointed Xavier Becerra as California’s next Attorney general – we look at the implications, as well as who will fill Becerra’s seat in the House; North Dakota’s governor has set Dec. 5 as the eviction date for Access Pipeline protesters – we dive into the competing interests and historical context of the land; what is the future of the death penalty in CA?; plus, we analyze the politics of Black Republicans.
We analyze the pros and cons of hunting mountain lion P45 after it slaughtered 10 pet alpacas belonging to a Malibu resident; why Pasadena City College Trustees might ban themselves from speaking to media without permission from the board president; the debate on what to do with California's massive number of dead trees; plus, could a stress vaccine actually work?
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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