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 discussion over whether to ban raves on Los Angeles County property has reignited after two women died this past weekend at the Hard Summer music festival. Also, Rite Aid and Delhaize America said they will start putting issues of Cosmopolitan magazine behind plastic “blinders” in their stores. Then, ever had an energy bar? Or a cup of instant coffee? How about a hot dog? If you answer in the affirmative, you have the U.S. military to thank.
Maureen Dowd’s column in the New York Times this weekend speculated that Vice President Joe Biden might still be considering a run in 2016. Also, the White House released a report that suggests that occupational licensing for some professions may be doing more harm than good. Then, when news emerged last week that a big game hunter had killed a protected lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe, the outrage and sadness from public quarters were tremendous.
Larry sits down with former LAPD Police Chief and current NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton to get his take on the state of policing. Also, Amnesty International will meet next week in Dublin to debate a proposal to decriminalize prostitution. Then, Artistic Director Cameron Bailey is in Los Angeles this week to help Film Independent kick off a series on Canadian films at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
As 14 large wildfires burn in California and the drought continues, two California members of Congress are working respectively to help the state combat both. Also, a study shows same-sex couples might be more effective when it comes to divvying up the chores. Then, as the nation marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act this week we look at the latest tech helping those with disabilities.
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