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 starts with breaking news of Press Secretary Sean Spicer's resignation this morning and the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as White House communications director. We also ask listeners to share how their views of O.J. Simpson have evolved over the years after being granted parole yesterday; review this week's new releases on FilmWeek; and more.
The National Association of Realtors released a survey report showing a surge in foreign home buyers, with 71 percent of California buyers to be from Asia and Oceania this year alone. But other reports contradict these numbers - we dive into analysis. We also check in with LAPD Chief Beck; speak with Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom about his gubernatorial candidacy; and more.
Big health care news from Washington - again. After two more GOP senators backed out of the latest repeal and replace ACA bill, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for a straight repeal vote, no replacement. Would this pass? How would it affect the market? What about California? We also look at potential face scans at the airport; how to be honest about depression; and more.
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