In general, the Arab world connects the war in Iraq with the broader Muslim world. So, what will be the meaning of Saddam Hussein's unseating to the broader Arab world? Is this seen as an extension of colonialism? Will the loss of the war in Iraq engender more fanaticism? Is this about a "loss of face" in the Arab psyche? Joining host Larry Mantle is Peter David, Foreign Editor of The Economist. Mr. David's latest article warns that "even a polite victory over a reviled dictator will end up humiliating the Arabs." Also, joining Larry is Dr. Aslam Abdullah, editor-in-chief of The Minaret, Imam Al-Qazwini, Imam of the Islamic Center in Costa Mesa, and Dr. Mahmoud Abdel-Baset, director of religious affairs of the Islamic Center of Southern California.
It's been two years since Aliso Canyon's devastating gas leak, and concerns have come to the fore regarding the facility's ability to safely withstand an earthquake. KPCC reporter Sharon McNary joins AirTalk to discuss the details of these concerns and how Porter Ranch has been fairing these last couple of years. We also discuss the week in politics; dive into details of the JFK documents Trump is threatening to release; and more.
AirTalk takes your calls after the Dodgers clinched the National League Championship Series last night, sending them to the World Series for the first time since 1988. We also debate a new bill Gov. Brown signed this week that will allow Californians to get a gender-neutral birth certificate as soon as 2018; review this week’s movie releases on FilmWeek; and more.
As of yesterday, the Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act has seen renewed life. We delve into details of the bill, which hopes to add 191,000 acres to the Santa Monica Mountains, and inquire into the potential pushback from local communities. We also explain tips for earthquake preparedness; converse with author Jessica Bruder on her latest book "Nomadland"; and more.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck joins Larry for his monthly check-in with the next steps regarding the LAPD’s drone policies after its one-year pilot program was approved yesterday. We also debate a proposal to ban items like pepper spray and gas masks at Los Angeles protests; sit down with the Lakers General Manager Rob Pelinka ahead of tomorrow’s season opener against the Clippers; and more.
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