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.
Larry sits down with republican and democratic strategists to analyze party responses after President Trump backtracked his criticism of the white nationalists in Charlottesville by condemning violence "on many sides." We also dive into what each country wants to get out of the NAFTA renegotiations starting today; what is the alt-left?; and more.
A heated protest against the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Va. ended in the death of one counter-protester after a white nationalist drove his car into a crowd. AirTalk dives into how the conflict started; the ethics of publicly identifying the white nationalists photographed at the rally via social media; what is the white nationalist movement?; and more.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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