AirTalk for September 13, 2013

People gathered outside a Wendy's restaurant in New York City on Monday as part of a one-day strike calling for higher wages for fast-food workers.
California lawmakers finished their final session of the year by approving bills to raise California’s minimum wage to the highest in the nation, addressing issues of environmental protection, teacher misconduct, and allowing illegal Immigrant in the state to obtain driver licenses.
House Votes To Cut Funding Of National Public Radio

Russ Stanton on NPR cuts and how they will affect KPCC

NPR announced this morning that it needs to cut its staff of 840 in order to balance its budget. What will the cuts mean for KPCC's audience?
Lehman Brothers Put Their Artworks Up For Auction
The bankruptcy of investment bank Lehman Brothers is typically seen as the beginning of the unraveling of the U.S. financial system that ultimately ushered in a period of economic contraction not felt since the Great Depression. Five years after the start of the financial crisis, the question we at AirTalk want to ask is: are we safer going forward?
"The Family" World Premiere - Red Carpet
Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan and Andy Klein to review this week’s releases, including Insidious: Chapter 2, The Family, Wadjda and more. TGI-FilmWeek!

Sound Pioneer Ray Dolby Dies

Ray Dolby died Thursday at the age of 80 after suffering from the Alzheimer Disease and leukemia. Dolby was a sound pioneer, and took out the hiss in sound recordings. He founded Dolby Laboratories in 1965, and he revolutionized the movie theater sound with films like Stars Wars and A Clockwork Orange.
Premiere Of Paramount Pictures' "Star Trek Into Darkness" - Arrivals

Hollywood’s new A-listers (and their C-list salaries)

Actor Chris Pine may have the leading-man looks, even the leading-man roles such as the most recent "Star Trek," but he is not commanding paydays of yesteryear's stars. As The Hollywood Reporter explains, the new batch of A-listers can only expect the rare $10-million deal.
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