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.
The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high. Also, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals reset the stakes and created a new test for whether interns should be paid. Then, the long 4th of July weekend is upon us. There’s no better time to get in your car and go somewhere. But where?
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says he will block enforcement of new measures that make it easier to dismantle homeless encampments. Also, Covered California will collect data on prescriptions, doctor visits and hospital stays, a move that has stirred serious concerns about data protection and privacy. Then, has hitchhiking become obsolete in today’s America?
The Supreme Court is now slated to revisit the issue of mandatory union fees for non-union members. Also, Gov. Jerry Brown today signed into law one of the toughest school vaccine restrictions in the country. Then, the Los Angeles district attorney announced Monday that a team of veteran prosecutors will begin reviewing wrongful conviction claims from state prisoners who present new evidence of their innocence.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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