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.
A new, thought provoking study from UCI suggests our fears about leaving children alone are based much more on moral judgement about neglectful parents than on actual dangers faced by an unattended child; JPL scientists now believe there might not be as much flowing water on Mars as we thought; education experts break down the mission and efficacy of LAUSD's expanded magnet program; Plus, funk legend George Clinton stops by ahead of his September 17th concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
Hillary Clinton met with Clinton Foundation donors while Secretary of State, and some say that's "pay-to-play" politics; a potential new LAPD program looks to create a dialogue between the department and families of those killed by police; plus, why a proposed law in Italy could make vegan diets a form of child abuse.
Is Donald Trump rethinking his campaign promise to deport millions of people here illegally and how might such a move play with his core supporters? CA Senate Bill 1322 would change the way underage sex workers are charged; Plus, inside NPR's decision to drop reader comments from its website - have extreme comments made many comments sections unusable? And who benefits in the shift to social media?
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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