DNA tests have helped wrongly convicted inmates to be released from prison, but they are also having a profound affect on child support cases. Men who have been ordered by the court to pay child support are challenging these orders with DNA tests that prove they are not biologically related to the child or children in question. But courts in many states are slow to release men from their obligations to pay child support. These cases have launched a new legal and ideological debate about what it means to be a father. Larry Mantle opens the phones to hear from listeners about this issue.
Larry Mantle and critics Jean Oppenheimer of Screen International and Peter Rainer of New York Magazine discuss this week's new film releases, including Spider-Man, Hollywood Ending, Murderous Maids, Deuces Wild, Rain, and A Shot at Glory. Larry and the critics also discussed Ali, the only video release for the week.
AirTalk asks football fans to weigh in after Sunday’s NFL games brought a wave of protests against President Trump, starkly politicizing a social tradition that has long been a refuge from politics. We also parse through the week’s political headlines, including the latest on the ACA repeal; hear from one of Obama’s former speechwriters on his time in the White House; and more.
Is LA Mayor Eric Garcetti looking at a presidential run in 2020? AirTalk parses through the speculations and hears how Angelenos react to the idea. We also debate CVS’ new policy limiting opioid prescriptions for certain conditions in the midst of the national opioid crisis; review this week’s movie releases on FilmWeek; and more.
This Sunday marks the beginning of UC Berkeley's "Free Speech Week," and the conservative line-up of speakers is straining campus tensions. We explore the history of Berkeley's relationship with free speech as well as how its administrators are responding to the current climate. We also check in on the status of the Affordable Care Act; discuss Cal State's retraction of remedial courses; and more.
The cost of Gov. Jerry Brown’s $17 billion plan to build two water tunnels to central and Southern California continues to spark debate, and AirTalk gives a comprehensive review of the plan, its supporters, and its critics. We also provide updates on the Mexico earthquake and Hurricane Maria; speak with LA’s Chief of Police Charlie Beck; and more.
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