The American Library foundation has declared the last week of September as Banned Books Week. Every year, libraries, booksellers, publishers, teachers and readers come together in support of intellectual freedom and to highlight books that have been subjected to threats of censorship -- and actual censorship.
Mike Stoller and his partner Jerry Leiber wrote some of the most iconic songs in modern music, including "Hound Dog," “Stand by Me” and “Yakety Yak.”Smokey Joe’s Cafe, a live revue of the pair’s songs, is currently playing on the mainstage of the Pasadena Playhouse. We talk to Mike Stoller about what goes into writing such iconic anthems.
We analyze the economic costs of the U.S. Visa Waiver Program overhaul; when should gun owning parents be prosecuted if their kids accidentally shoot and kill? New research finds no differences between male and female brains and middle and high schools are encouraging more expressive writing with a ban on "boring words."
Use-of-force experts give their analysis of the Chicago police shooting video and weigh in on the events leading up to its release; We discuss Monday's upcoming Paris climate talks and its economic benefits; L.A. Times Test Kitchen Director Noelle Carter drops by our studio to give listeners last-minute Thanksgiving dinner tips and TGI-Filmweek comes early!
Reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.
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