Last night, the seven remaining Republican candidates squared off in Sioux City, Iowa, in the final debate before the race to the nomination begins. The starting pistol will be fired just three weeks from now, with the Iowa caucus on Jan. 3.
Critics of California's bullet train both here and in Congress are vociferously challenging the decision to start the high speed rail system in the Central Valley, and claim the project is already over budget and rife with wasteful spending.
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.
KPCC film critics Andy Klein, Wade Major and Charles Solomon join Larry to review the week’s new film releases including Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, Carnage and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
John Ridley, it’s fair to say, is a modern day Renaissance man. As a screenwriter he’s best known for films like "U-Turn," "Three Kings" and "Undercover Brother," a hilarious spoof about a low-rent private eye with a seriously ‘70s sense of style complete with impressive Afro.