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.
USA Today’s editorial board made an unprecedented move to advise the public against voting for Trump – we take a look at how they came to the decision; A geologist explains how the Salton Sea quake swarm could have triggered ‘the big one’; Colombian citizens vote Sunday on a peace treaty to end the FARC conflict – can the treaty be effective? Plus KPCC film critics join Larry Mantle to talk about this week’s releases.
We discuss the disturbing video footage of a North Hollywood man kidnapping a woman in broad daylight and potential bystander apathy; the year-to-year increase in unruly passenger behavior on airplanes; what Prop HHH would mean for LA's homeless; plus, maybe the secret to marriage is not marriage at all - but cohabiting?
Today on AirTalk, the impact of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's threat to cut ties with Russia on ending Syrian civil war; a look at the dynamic of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton interrupting one another in Monday's debate; and how historical buildings in Los Angeles can keep pace with the march of progress.
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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