AirTalk for September 17, 2010

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Numbers released today by California’s Employment Development Department show the unemployment rate increased to 12.4 percent in August. That means there are 2.2 million people without jobs in California, or 81,000 more than last year. Nationwide, the unemployment rate increased to 9.6 percent. Then there are the increasing number of “involuntary part-time” folks—those who want full-time jobs but can’t get them. Is there any end in sight? And if you’re among the unemployed or underemployed, how are you coping?
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Will the Senate authorize the DREAM Act?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is likely to attach the DREAM Act to a defense authorization bill, due to be voted on Tuesday. The measure would allow undocumented college students and men and woman in the military a path to U.S. citizenship. How many people would be affected by the DREAM Act? And do you support legal status for illegal immigrants who have sought an education or military service?
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein of Variety and Tim Cogshell of Box Office Magazine join Larry to discuss the week’s new film releases including The Town, Never Let Me Go, Easy A, Jack Goes Boating, Alpha And Omega, Lovely Still and Catfish, among others. TGI-FilmWeek!
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Toronto Film Festival

Larry talks with KPCC film critics Claudia Puig of USA Today and Peter Rainer of The Christian Science Monitor about what’s hot and what’s not at the Toronto Film Festival.
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Larry talks with trumpeters Uan Rasey and Malcolm McNab about their careers in Hollywood. From the soundtracks for Chinatown and An American in Paris, to L.A. Confidential and Dances With Wolves, these men have created some of the most memorable movie music in film history.
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