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.
Coachella’s second weekend ended Sunday, and while music festival season has just begun, there have been longstanding questions about how to deal with drug use during these events; a state audit released last Tuesday found that the California Department of Motor Vehicles isn’t adequately preventing abuse of disabled parking permits; we also cover the latest in politics; and more.
Fans and scientists alike will participate on Saturday in a national March for Science - will you participate and why? What is the role of politics in science?; we weigh the veracity of DHS Inspector General report saying ICE can’t handle increased deportations; plus, should the Oscars awards categories go gender neutral?; and more, on FilmWeek.
We’ll talk with KTLA pilot reporter Tim Lynn, who has seen hundreds of car chases, about the appeal of the LA car chase; should selling homemade food be legal in California? We discuss a bill that aims to legalize the practice; plus, we ask listeners about their experiences with domestic violence; and more.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck joins AirTalk for his monthly check-in - we'll talk about the latest law enforcement trends and take your questions; plus, the big SCOTUS case Justice Gorsuch will be hearing on church-state separation; and we also want to hear from AirTalk listeners about forgiveness - what helps you to move on, or what haven't you been able to let go of?; and more.
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