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.
An alt-righter and others explain the movement few of us had heard of before this week; college students around the country are reacting to a letter from The University of Chicago warning incoming freshman that so-called "trigger warnings" won't be tolerated; plus, Larry & KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Wade Major review this week’s new movie releases including a wide release horror called “Don’t Breathe."
A new, thought provoking study from UCI suggests our fears about leaving children alone are based much more on moral judgement about neglectful parents than on actual dangers faced by an unattended child; JPL scientists now believe there might not be as much flowing water on Mars as we thought; education experts break down the mission and efficacy of LAUSD's expanded magnet program; Plus, funk legend George Clinton stops by ahead of his September 17th concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
Hillary Clinton met with Clinton Foundation donors while Secretary of State, and some say that's "pay-to-play" politics; a potential new LAPD program looks to create a dialogue between the department and families of those killed by police; plus, why a proposed law in Italy could make vegan diets a form of child abuse.
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