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.
AirTalk provides a recap of Trump's speech at the U.N. this morning, where he expressed noteably aggressive rhetoric regarding North Korea and Iran. We also dive into the details of LA Metro's plan to launch its own ridesharing service; talk to a psychologist whose new study shows teenagers are in no rush to grow up; and more.
AirTalk parses through the city Planning Commission’s newest guidelines for where marijuana can be sold in Los Angeles ahead of its legalization next year. We also get an update from Sacramento on the bills to be voted on before tonight’s deadline; review this week’s movie releases on FilmWeek; and more.
AirTalk debates the ever-present conflict between restricting hate speech and protecting free speech after UC Berkeley reported 46 percent of California voters think the state has gone too far in allowing white nationalist demonstrations. We also dive into the controversy surrounding ESPN’s handling of an anchor’s anti-Trump tweet; what happened when President Trump met with Democratic leaders about DACA last night?; and more.
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