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AirTalk for December 23, 2008

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SAG Delays Strike Vote

Larry talks with Jay Fernandez of the Hollywood Reporter about the union's decision, and he takes calls from SAG members about their take on the vote delay.

L.A.'s Solar Plan

Larry Mantle discusses L.A.'s new solar energy plan and a report by a consulting firm that said the plan may be "extremely risky" and more expensive than previously thought. Larry talks with David Zahniser from the L.A.Times, City Controller Laura Chick, and David Nahai, CEO of the L.A. Department of Water and Power.

Do Vitamins Work?

A recent study by the National Institutes of Health showed that people who took the antioxidants vitamin C, E and selenium were just as likely to develop certain cancers than those who didn't. Other studies involving certain vitamins and supplements also showed they had no effect on the prevention of illnesses like heart disease and stroke. But if vitamins aren't a magic bullet for disease prevention, does that mean we shouldn't take them? Larry Mantle talks with Andrew Shao of the Council for Responsible Nutrition and Dr. Edgar R. Miller of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

MOCA Accepts Broad's Bailout

The financially troubled Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles has accepted a $30 million bailout from billionaire Eli Broad. In a deal announced today, Broad proposed to match donations to the museum's endowment up to $15 million and to give $15 million over five years toward exhibitions. Larry talks about the future of one of LA most important arts institutions with L.A. Times staff writer Diane Haithman and MOCA Board of Trustees co-chairs Tom Unterman and David Johnson.

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