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.
The Justice Department is investigating the FBI and DoJ’s handling of the Clinton email server; what recent storms mean for SoCal in terms of mudslides and the drought; plus, Larry and KPCC film critics discuss the week’s latest releases, as well as the backlash to ‘La La Land’ and the purpose of art house film. TGI-FilmWeek!
Senator Jeff Sessions faces a Senate confirmation hearing today - so far he's been questioned about abortion, same-sex marriage and more - we bring you the latest; a neuroscientist's take on gender neutral parenting - is it futile?; California Governor Jerry Brown unveils his 2017 budget proposal; and more.
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