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.
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.
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz agreed to step down as head of the Democratic National Committee after an email leak showed possible bias against Bernie Sanders: we look at the biggest stories in advance of this week's Democratic convention; a new study shows that playing specialized brain training games can help prevent the onset of dementia; and a relationship coach outlines the questions you should ask your partner before saying “I do.”
We look back at the most surprising moments of the RNC; experts tell you what's next for Fox News after Chairman Roger Ailes departed amid sexual harassment allegations & KPCC film critics Wade Major, Claudia Puig, and Charles Solomon review this week's new releases, including the latest "Star Trek" installment. TGI-FilmWeek!
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