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

AirTalk for

AirTalk for February 15, 2013

Segments From This Episode

Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Chuck Hagel For Secretary Of Defense
Is Congress handling cabinet nominations and sequestration budgeting in a responsible way? Are senators playing a game of chicken with what both parties agree could be devastating spending cuts? Should the president have an unencumbered right to pick members of his cabinet?
L.A. Times finds a report given secretly to the Board of Su­per­visors detailing abuse, fatalities, and neglect of children under the care and supervision of County Departments. L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services Director Phil Browning and member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky tell if any improvements have been made.
Michael Crain Funeral Dorner Shooting Riverside Funeral
However, as certain tragic events come to a close, such as the funeral of Riverside police officer Michael Crain, many questions linger. The public questions if police officers’ use of seven tear gas canisters, nicknamed “burners,” intentionally led to a fire that burned the cabin and Dorner. How did over 200 police officers swarm Big Bear and not find the suspect hiding just a few doors away? And, who gets the $1 million dollar reward?
A meteor's vapor trail above  the city of Chelyabinsk, Russia, on Friday.

Meteor in Russia injures hundreds

A meteor struck the Ural Mountain city of Chelyabinsk, Russia early Friday morning, injuring nearly 1000 people. The meteor, estimated to weigh about 10 tons, was traveling at 10 to 12 miles per second, causing a bright flash and sonic boom upon disintegration.
Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Henry Sheehan to review the week’s new film releases including Beautiful Creatures, A Good Day to Die Hard, No and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
Netflix's "House Of Cards" New York Premiere - After Party

TV made to be binge-watched

Along with the rise of reality television and the invention of the DVR, “binge watching” of popular TV series is probably the biggest paradigm shift in how and what we watch TV since it went from black and white to color back in the 1950s.

Recent Episodes from AirTalk

Downed Russian jet, secrets of aging well & the Sony hack 1-year later

We discuss the Russian warplane shot down by Turkey and its effect on the White House's IS meeting; Brian Grazer weighs in on producing his upcoming episode on aging in National Geographic's series "Breakthrough" & we look back at changes that erupted from the 2014 Sony hack.

Browse the AirTalk Archives

    Enjoy AirTalk? Try KPCC’s other programs.