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.
Justin Timberlake’s selfie at a Tennessee voting booth raised concerns over vote buying and legality – we dive into the issue; the CDC’s new report shows a spike in CA’s STI numbers; why women choose to change or keep their surnames; plus, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has two seat openings – we host debates for the candidates.
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!
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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