Among the bills vetoed by Governor Schwarzenegger over the weekend was a plan to prohibit any above-ground extension of I-710 between Alhambra and the 210 freeway. Residents of South Pasadena and commuters have long battled over the route. As the debate rages on, we ask, time to tunnel? Hurry up and finish the surface highway? Larry Mantle takes listener calls.
The printmaking technique of lithography gained popularity in the 19th century as a process faster and cheaper than copper engraving or woodblock printing. When color lithography was introduced, it spread posters, books and sheet music to the masses. The vivid illustrations made possible by color lithography also gave rise to product branding and advertising. Jay T. Last holds the largest private collection of color lithography in America, and is donating it to The Huntington Library, which will showcase a selection beginning October 17. Larry Mantle discusses The Huntington's new exhibit "The Color Explosion: Nineteenth-Century American Lithography from the Jay T. Last Collection."
Modern cheerleading is more than just pom-poms and megaphones. From grade school to college, many cheerleading squads use daredevil stunts in their routines, and the practice is raising safety concerns. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there were 30,000 cheerleading injuries in 2008 that resulted in trips to the emergency room. In fact, it may be more dangerous than football. What should be done to make cheerleading safer?
Harvey Cox is here. The Harvard Professor Emeritus of Divinity offers a new interpretation of the history and future of religion – namely, that the era of rigid sectarianism is over. He joins Larry Mantle to discuss his landmark analysis of why Christian beliefs and dogma are giving way to new grassroots movements rooted in social justice and spiritual experience.
The two anti-abortion activists responsible for taping and releasing videos inside Planned Parenthood have been charged with 15 felony counts - we debate the ethics and implications of the charges; we discuss what's next for Brexit; most SoCal beaches could be gone by 2100 - what can we do about it?; and more.
Today the House votes on whether to rollback Obama-era Federal Communication Commission rules that would require internet service providers to get users’ consent before sharing or selling sensitive data; plus, we bring you the latest on Trump's climate change executive order; an interview with an "asteroid hunter;" and more.
On Friday President Donald Trump retracted the American Health Care Act after a contentious week in Washington - where does that leave Covered California? We also talk about the Huntington Beach pro-Trump rally that escalated to violence over the weekend, whether California's bars should serve alcohol past 2 a.m.; and more.
The largest lake in CA might be on its way to recovery, now that the California Natural Resources Agency announced a 10 year, $383 million plan; House Republicans are scheduled to vote on the GOP’s proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act today; plus, Larry and film critics review the week's newest films, including "Power Rangers;" and more.
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