President Bush and Tony Blair are discussing the future of Iraq at a summit in Belfast today. What will happen after Saddam Hussein's regime is gone? Dr. Ahmed Chalabi, head of the Iraqi National Congress, just touched down near Nasiriyah, along with a force of Iraqi soldiers. As events progress in Baghdad, an interim government for Iraq must get ready to stabilize the country. Organized at the London Conference in December, the interim government is composed of Iraqis from all ethnic groups--Kurds, Shiites, Sunnis, Chaldeans, and more. It includes Iraqis who live in Iraq, although it is composed mainly of exiles. The body will have to write a constitution within two years and hold democratic elections. Experts Basam Al-Husseini, spokesman for Iraqi-American Council, engineer, recruited by the Dept. of Defense to help re-build Iraq, and Dr. Lewis Snider, Associate Professor of Political Science at the School of Politics and Economics at Claremont Graduate University join host Larry Mantle to discuss an Iraqi interim government.
The limited liability joint stock company is a marvel of the world economy, a historical force to rival religion, monarchies and even states. Adrian Wooldridge, Washington correspondent for The Economist and author of The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea, joins Larry to explore the colorful birth and maturation of the company and its social and cultural consequences.
AirTalk provides a recap of Trump's speech at the U.N. this morning, where he expressed noteably aggressive rhetoric regarding North Korea and Iran. We also dive into the details of LA Metro's plan to launch its own ridesharing service; talk to a psychologist whose new study shows teenagers are in no rush to grow up; and more.
AirTalk parses through the city Planning Commission’s newest guidelines for where marijuana can be sold in Los Angeles ahead of its legalization next year. We also get an update from Sacramento on the bills to be voted on before tonight’s deadline; review this week’s movie releases on FilmWeek; and more.
AirTalk debates the ever-present conflict between restricting hate speech and protecting free speech after UC Berkeley reported 46 percent of California voters think the state has gone too far in allowing white nationalist demonstrations. We also dive into the controversy surrounding ESPN’s handling of an anchor’s anti-Trump tweet; what happened when President Trump met with Democratic leaders about DACA last night?; and more.
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