The world lost one of its most noted contrarians yesterday. Christopher Hitchens, the opinionated essayist, master debater and journalistic devil's advocate, succumbed to esophageal cancer last night. Larry spoke with Hitchens in 2007 about his book "God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything." We revisit that conversation in which Hitchens characteristically challenged the world's dominant sacred cows and delved into what brought meaning to his life. We also invite resident skeptic, Michael Shermer, on the program to share some drinking stories he had with Hitchens.
This Sunday marks the beginning of UC Berkeley's "Free Speech Week," and the conservative line-up of speakers is straining campus tensions. We explore the history of Berkeley's relationship with free speech as well as how its administrators are responding to the current climate. We also check in on the status of the Affordable Care Act; discuss Cal State's retraction of remedial courses; and more.
The cost of Gov. Jerry Brown’s $17 billion plan to build two water tunnels to central and Southern California continues to spark debate, and AirTalk gives a comprehensive review of the plan, its supporters, and its critics. We also provide updates on the Mexico earthquake and Hurricane Maria; speak with LA’s Chief of Police Charlie Beck; and more.
AirTalk provides a recap of Trump's speech at the U.N. this morning, where he expressed noteably aggressive rhetoric regarding North Korea and Iran. We also dive into the details of LA Metro's plan to launch its own ridesharing service; talk to a psychologist whose new study shows teenagers are in no rush to grow up; and more.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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