AirTalk

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

AirTalk for

AirTalk for August 12, 2013

Segments From This Episode

Attorney General Eric Holder Announces Changes In Prosecution Of Low Level Drug Offenders
Nearly half of the 219,000 inmates in federal prisons are there on drug-related convictions, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is hoping to put a dent in that number. Today at the meeting of the American Bar Association in San Francisco, Holder is pitching the idea that low-level, non-violent drug offenders shouldn’t receive minimum mandatory sentences, which typically keep people in prison for a disproportionate length of time in relation to the crimes they’ve committed.
How young is too young to expose a child to an iPad?

Using the iPad as a parenting tool

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents keep their children under the age of two from having any screen time--that’s television as well as gadgets like mobile phones and tablets.
cattle

Tyson Foods bans using cattle with Zilmax growth hormone

Last Thursday market traders noticed cattle prices rise sharply. It was in response to news that Tyson Foods - a major meatpacker - quietly had sent letters to cattle feedlots indicating Tyson would no longer buy cows fed Zilmax.
The University of Iowa is ranked the number one party school in the country as part of the latest Princeton Review rankings. Last year, Princeton Review ranked West Virginia University number one, but this year WVU dropped to fourth place.

How Lego went from being a cute toy to a play-time empire

The iconic LEGO brick was built in 1958, and since has captivated fans everywhere becoming the world's most valuable toy company. But just 10 years ago the company faced bankruptcy, failing in profits.

Recent Episodes from AirTalk

AirTalk for July 29, 2015

With republican candidates ranging from Jeb Bush to Donald Trump set to debate on Fox News next week, are national polls the best way to determine which candidates debate? Also, the Los Angeles City Council has unanimously voted to ban firearm magazines with a capacity of more than 10 bullets. Then, author Marc Lewis argues that addiction is not a disease and why the disease model prevents healing.

AirTalk for July 28, 2015

Now that Boston is out of the picture, could L.A. beat out the likes of Rome, Paris and Hamburg for the 2024 Olympics? Also, tech giants are pushing back against a federal funding bill that would require the companies to report suspicious activity on their networks that could be terrorist-related. Then, an incident at an Atlanta Braves game has sparked a conversation on whether it is ethical to out unfaithful men and women.

AirTalk for July 27, 2015

Planned Parenthood is under fire after the release of two videos that bring to light its practices surrounding fetal tissue donations. Also, consumer advocates are asking California Attorney General Kamala Harris to look into record-high oil industry profits this year. Then, San Francisco now has nine public walls covered with a repellent paint that makes pee spray back on the person's shoes and pants.

AirTalk for July 24, 2015

Anthem Inc. announced this morning a deal to buy Cigna Corp for $54.2 billion, creating the largest health insurer in the nation by the number of members. Also, nearly two-thirds of roads in the Los Angeles and Orange County area are in poor condition. Then, in an effort to mitigate food waste, a company, Imperfect Produce, is selling produce with an off color, strange shape or unusual size. Would you buy it?

Browse the AirTalk Archives

    Enjoy AirTalk? Try KPCC’s other programs.