Larry Mantle talks with journalist and author William McGowan about his new book, Coloring the News (Encounter Books), that examines the diversity issue in newsrooms. McGowan asserts that the push to make newsrooms more diverse was well intentioned, but has made American journalism weaker. Also joining the discussion is Laura Castaneda, assistant professor of journalism at USC's Annenberg School for Communication, who contests McGowan's premise.
Larry Mantle and critics F.X. Feeney of the L.A. Weekly and Jean Oppenheimer of Screen International discuss new film releases from the last two weeks. This week's selections are Changing Lanes, The Sweetest Thing, Frailty, The Cat's Meow, The Other Side of Heaven, Human Nature, The Piano Teacher, New Best Friend, Quo Valdis, and the French film Time Out. Last week's releases are Amadeus, the Directors Cut, High Crimes, and Teddy Bear's Picnic. Larry and the critics had a chance to discuss some of the more notable video releases from the past two weeks, both good and bad.
Analyzing response to Clinton's big speech plus a look ahead at the campaign trail; then TGI-Filmweek! KPCC film critics Andy Klein & Claudia Puig review this week’s new releases including the return of Matt Damon's “Jason Bourne" franchise and we ask about your top 'encore films' - the ones you watch again...and again...
HRC's big speech tonight, a Republican perspective on the DNC & a deep dive into why the threat of terrorism plays so differently with Democrats and Republicans - and how that played out in both conventions; Plus Metro CEO Phil Washington is in-studio to answer your questions about transportation & their new partnership with Pokémon Go
Bernie supporters heckled speakers throughout the first day of the Democratic Convention: can Bill Clinton heal the Democratic rift with his prime-time speech tonight?; Larry interviews Heather Mac Donald, whose controversial views on policing have caused a stir after this month's shootings & a recent study shows that high schoolers are having less sex than previous generations - a "Tinder sociologist" explains why.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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