Larry Mantle talks with journalist and author William Langewiesche about his new cover story in The Atlantic Monthly, "American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center." Langewiesche was given unprecedented access to Ground Zero in the aftermath of September 11th and this cover story is the result of his experiences.
Larry Mantle and critics Jean Oppenheimer of Screen International, F.X. Feeney of the L.A. Weekly, and Charles Solomon, animation critic of amazon.com discuss this week's new film releases, including Minority Report, Lilo & Stitch, Sunshine State, and Ram Dass: Fierce Grace. Larry and the critics also discuss videos released both this week and last week.
FBI Director James Comey informed Congress that new classified Clinton emails have come to light, prompting a reopening of criminal investigation involving the Democratic presidential nominee; leaders of the armed protest at the Oregon national wildlife refuge were acquitted of federal charges – we analyze the verdict; according to a new WWF report, more than two thirds of the earth’s wildlife could be extinct by the end of 2020 – how much stock can we take in this prediction?; plus, Larry and KPCC film critics review ‘Inferno’ and other new releases. TGI-FilmWeek!
It's been a stressful cycle of 2016 presidential election news - how have you been coping? We hear from listeners about how they've handled the inundation of campaign scandals and vitriol from candidates, and ways to combat unhealthy fatigue; the Vatican released new cremation regulations on how the ashes of loved ones shouldn't be kept in home or scattered; and we dive into Prop 61 over prescription drug coverage reform, one of the most highly debated measures in California.
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.
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