AirTalk

Lively and in-depth discussions of city news, politics, science, entertainment, the arts, and more. Hosted by Larry Mantle

AirTalk for

AirTalk for January 9, 2013

Segments From This Episode

US-POLITICS-BIDEN-GUN CONTROL

Joe Biden sets his sights on gun control

When writing new gun laws, what should the focus be – banning military assault weapons? Tighter background checks? Limits on ammunition sales?
ASP Boost Mobile Pro

OC journalists’ roundtable

Larry and our talented trio of Orange County journalists riff on the latest news from the O.C.
Director Ruben Fleischer’s biggest work until now was 2009’s Zombieland. But with a star-studded cast that includes Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone and Nick Nolte, Gangster Squad is poised to do very well at the box office.
Anonymous Gun Buy Back Program In San Francisco
As Vice President Biden looks at crafting new national gun control legislation, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo proposes additional regulations in his state, California has some of the toughest gun laws in the country.
Young Son With His Career-Minded Mother

The rise of single motherhood

One of the oldest debates in our society is the fight between those who champion the traditional parenting unit of a mother and father, and those who defend the single mother.
Myths of Happiness
We may understand that outward circumstances do not define happiness, but UC Riverside psychology professor Sonja Lyubomirsky believes most of us associate certain life events with happiness or misery. These preconceptions, or misconceptions, restrict us from a satisfying life.

Recent Episodes from AirTalk

AirTalk for August 28, 2015

On Monday, the LAPD rolls out the first batch of its brand new officer body cameras. Also, rents here are the most unaffordable in the nation and there are tens of thousands of homeless. There is a program out there that’s supposed to help people who can’t afford homes - Section 8. Then, for us mere mortals, there are four seasons in the year. For Hollywood, there’s a fifth -- Awards Season.

AirTalk for August 27, 2015

The LA City Council held off yesterday in approving LA's bid for the 2024 Olympic games. Also, as part of our series looking at presidential contenders, AirTalk dissects Wisconsin governor and GOP presidential hopeful Scott Walker's campaign. Then, a twofer on the 2015 Emmy contenders for Unstructured Reality: ‘Alaska: The Last Frontier’ and ‘Wahlburgers.'

AirTalk for August 26, 2015

The story is still developing out of Moneta, VA, where a reporter and cameraman at central Virginia's WDBJ TV were shot and killed on live TV while doing an interview at a local mall. Also, how do you know when it’s time to leave a perfectly good job? Then, the survival show, "Naked and Afraid," has paid off with an Emmy nom this year for Outstanding Unstructured Reality program.

AirTalk for August 25, 2015

The debate over affordable housing in Los Angeles county seems to be hitting a fever pitch. Also, he’s a political outsider. A straight shooter. And a GOP hopeful running to become the next President of the United States. His name is Ben Carson. Then, the controversial premise of A&E’s “Intervention,” a nightmarishly realistic portrayal of addiction recovery, may be what’s propelled the show to its 14th season.

Browse the AirTalk Archives

    Enjoy AirTalk? Try KPCC’s other programs.