AirTalk for February 19, 2010

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A lesson in free speech at UC Irvine

Earlier this month, Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren gave a talk at UC Irvine on U.S.-Israeli relations. Oren's appearance, sponsored by the law school and political science department, was interrupted 10 times by students expressing their disagreement, resulting in 11 arrests. Supporters of the students argue that they were exercising their First Amendment rights, while critics counter that there is an appropriate time and place for freedom of expression. What are the limits of free speech?
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Larry Mantle and critics Wade Major of and Claudia Puig of USA Today discuss the week’s new film releases including Shutter Island, Ghost Writer, The Girl On The Train, Ajami, The Good Guy, Happy Tears, Blood Done Sign My Name, and October Country. KPCC critic Charles Solomon of will also join Wade and Claudia to talk about the Oscar nominated animated and live action shorts.
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