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.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that allows doctors to prescribe medication to end the lives of terminally ill patients. Then, California voters could get not one but two opportunities on the November 2016 ballot to change state and local public pensions. Also, newer companies who have risen to popularity largely through the Internet, are taking a different approach to customer service.
The U.S. retracted a claim Monday that U.S. forces were in danger before it launched an airstrike that killed 22 people at a medical clinic in the Afghanistan city of Kunduz over the weekend. Then, guest host Patt Morrison and a panel of constitutional law experts weigh in on which cases we should be paying attention to. Also, how does the online dating experience differ for older Americans?
First, at least nine people are dead and seven others are in the hospital after a lone gunman opened fire on several classrooms at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.Then, Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics review this week’s new releases. Also, director Douglas Tirola and producer Janis Hirsch join us to talk about making “Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon.”
First, A Seattle woman who created a social media campaign around women sharing that they've had abortions says she had to go into hiding after receiving death threats. Then, this weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the verdict in the OJ Simpson double murder trial. Also, high school football participation has declined.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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