AirTalk for April 4, 2003

War Update: The Battle for Baghdad Has Begun

Coalition forces have taken the Saddam International Airport, and Baghdad appears to be under attack, undergoing heavy bombing. Saddam's operatives are driving through the street with loudspeakers, encouraging civilians to go the airport. It appears that the battle for Baghdad has begun. Joining guest host Patt Morrison to talk about the latest military developments is Phillip Coyle, Senior Advisor at the CDI and former Assistant Secretary for Defense at the Pentagon from 1994-2001.

Presenting the War: AM Radio Stations

McVay Media, a large radio consulting firm, wrote a War Manual to distribute to client stations. Mike McVay, its president, joins guest host Patt Morrison to discuss the advice in the manual.

Indian Gaming Compacts

Governor Davis has notified California's Indian tribes that he wants to re-negotiate the 1999 gaming compacts. Davis wants a bigger share of casino profits, in exchange for allowing the tribes to have more slot machines. Guest host Patt Morrison talks to Dave Rosenberg, Governor Davis's Director of Community and Intergovernmental Relations, and Michael Lombardy, advisor for the California Nations Indian Gaming Association.

FilmWeek

Larry Mantle and critics Henry Sheehan of HenrySheehan.com and the L.A. Weekly, Andy Klein of New Times and Charles Solomon, animation critic for amazon.com discuss this week's new film releases, including Phone Booth, The Good Thief, Cowboy Bebop, Levity, The Son, and Stevie. The critics also talk about Hollywood and the war, with Charles focusing on some of the more memorable "wartoons".
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