Many studies have suggested that violence in the media contributes to violent behavior in individuals, but the author of the new book Killing Monsters (Basic Books) argues that super heroes and make-believe violence actually serve an important role in the emotional development of children. Larry Mantle talks with author Gerard Jones about this fascinating and controversial perspective.
Larry Mantle and critics Andy Klein of New Times L.A. and Peter Rainer of New York Magazine discuss this week's new film releases, including Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, About a Boy, The Mystic Masseur, The Believer, Les Destinees, Janice Beard, and someBody. Also, Henry Sheehan of Fresh Air joins us via telephone from France to talk about the Cannes Film Festival. Larry and the critics also discussed some of the video releases of the week, including From Hell and The Others.
Abortion rates are at an all time low since Roe v. Wade - advocates debate why; investigators of South Korea's presidential scandal are requesting a warrant to arrest Samsung heir - we discuss the latest details; after 146 years, Ringling Bros. will cancel "The Greatest Show On Earth" this year; and more.
On MLK day, AirTalk is here to round up the latest in politics, including a preview of what's set to take place at Friday's much anticipated inauguration; we'll also hear from Southern Californians heading to D.C. with tickets for the big day - will they be supporting or protesting President-elect Trump?; and we look back on our debate about outgoing President Barack Obama's legacy.
The Justice Department is investigating the FBI and DoJ’s handling of the Clinton email server; what recent storms mean for SoCal in terms of mudslides and the drought; plus, Larry and KPCC film critics discuss the week’s latest releases, as well as the backlash to ‘La La Land’ and the purpose of art house film. TGI-FilmWeek!
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