It appears that one of Osama Bin Laden's Al Qaeda top commanders has been apprehended in Pakistan. What might be his punishment if found to have played a role in the September 11th attacks? Larry Mantle discusses the Pentagon's new rules for military tribunals with Evan Gerstman, assistant professor of Political Science at Loyola Marymount University.
Larry Mantle hosted five of the nation's most respected film critics to discuss The "A" List: The National Society of Film Critics' 100 Essential Films. Henry Sheehan formerly of the Orange County Register, Peter Rainer of New York Magazine, Kenneth Turan of the L.A. Times, David Ansen of Newsweek and, Richard Schickel of Time joined Larry for a special live taping in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium of the Pasadena Public Library. A special Thank You! from everyone at FilmWeek to all who were able to attend this special event.
Donald Trump challenged Hillary Clinton to release detailed medical records, meanwhile recent polls show the Republican candidate to be only a few points behind Clinton; as part of NPR's new series, "A Nation Engaged," AirTalk will look at America's role in the world throughout this week’s programming; and swimming with dolphins may soon be a tourist attraction of the past.
An alt-righter and others explain the movement few of us had heard of before this week; college students around the country are reacting to a letter from The University of Chicago warning incoming freshman that so-called "trigger warnings" won't be tolerated; plus, Larry & KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Wade Major review this week’s new movie releases including a wide release horror called “Don’t Breathe."
A new, thought provoking study from UCI suggests our fears about leaving children alone are based much more on moral judgement about neglectful parents than on actual dangers faced by an unattended child; JPL scientists now believe there might not be as much flowing water on Mars as we thought; education experts break down the mission and efficacy of LAUSD's expanded magnet program; Plus, funk legend George Clinton stops by ahead of his September 17th concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
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