AirTalk for Apr 24, 2009

California Cracks Down On Carbon Emissions

California regulators yesterday made a tenacious effort to combat global warming, approving a groundbreaking low-carbon fuel standard designed to slash greenhouse emissions. Guest host David Lazarus talks about California's aggressive new goals and their implications.

Carmakers Battle To Reach The Bottom

The U.S. Treasury Department, already working with GM on bankruptcy plans, has now directed Chrysler to prepare a filing by next week. Both automakers are currently being kept afloat with government backing as the Obama administration struggles to redesign the American car model. Ford, the only Detroit hold-out, narrowly beat its forecast this last quarter despite lower sales. Meanwhile, the threat of a government takeover of the auto industry has some pension experts warning of lowered benefits for retired workers. We'll get the latest from Detroit.

Monday Morning Vice-President

Even though he is out of office, Vice President Dick Cheney is still trying to rule. Cheney has been very vocal about the Obama administration and has not hesitated to give his two cents in defending the decisions made during the Bush administration. Is Cheney still trying to legislate?

FilmWeek for April 24, 2009

Guest host David Lazarus and KPCC film critics Jean Oppenheimer of Village Voice Media and Claudia Puig of USA Today discuss the week's new film releases including The Soloist, Earth, Tyson, The Informers, Fighting, Lifelines, In A Dream, and the HBO film Grey Gardens.

The Garden

AirTalk guest host David Lazarus talks with Scott Hamilton Kennedy, Director of the Oscar-nominated documentary "The Garden." The film chronicles the heart-wrenching political and legal battle waged in the mid-90's over a 14-acre plot of land in South Los Angeles.
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