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.
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.
San Francisco assemblyman Phil Ting has proposed a bill that would ban gas or diesel-fueled cars by 2040. Though Ting's bill sounds extreme, auto makers have long expressed a decreased interest in diesel cars, sparking a debate on whether lawmakers are falling behind on industry trends. We also get the latest on Raqqa and its political future; explore the roles of power lines in California wildfires; and more.
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