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.
We talk to Metro CEO Phil Washington about the expo line, bike share programs and more; should infants sleep in the same room as parents? According to a new recommendation released yesterday, it significantly reduces chances of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome; we analyze Obamacare’s double-digit premium hikes; plus, what is ‘speaking American?’ A look at dialect variations and colloquialisms.
We roundup the latest election news, including where key national congressional races are currently at, what Clinton's surging poll numbers mean and more WikiLeaks documents released; should journalists have the right to donate to political campaigns as private citizens, or are they obligated to neutrally refrain?; and what AT&T's $85.4 billion buyout for Time Warner means for everyday consumers.
Philippine President Duterte announced that he wants to sever ties with the U.S. – but what, exactly, does that mean?; potential flooding could spell bad news for L.A. River restoration plans; LAUSD rejected an after-school Satan club in an elementary school – was this the right decision?; plus, Larry and KPCC film critics review ‘Jack Reacher,’ ‘Moonlight’ and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
We dive into analysis of the third and final presidential debate - the candidates who began the evening without a handshake were asked about SCOTUS, immigration reform, their latest campaign scandals, and more - and what exactly did Trump mean about Florida?; the controversy over Prop 60's mandate to use condoms in adult films; and a chat with KQED's FORUM host Michael Krasny, a veteran of Jewish wit and humor.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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