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.
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.
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.
Larry sits down with republican and democratic strategists to analyze party responses after President Trump backtracked his criticism of the white nationalists in Charlottesville by condemning violence "on many sides." We also dive into what each country wants to get out of the NAFTA renegotiations starting today; what is the alt-left?; and more.
A heated protest against the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Va. ended in the death of one counter-protester after a white nationalist drove his car into a crowd. AirTalk dives into how the conflict started; the ethics of publicly identifying the white nationalists photographed at the rally via social media; what is the white nationalist movement?; and more.
AirTalk explores the possibilities of back-channel diplomacy following news that the U.S. has been secretly in contact with North Korea as tensions continue to rise. We also look at the role of Snapchat in social media as it suffers major losses; review this week's movie releases on FilmWeek; and more.
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