AirTalk

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

AirTalk for

AirTalk for November 12, 2013

Segments From This Episode

Florida Coast Line At Greatest Risk Of Rising Sea Level

Leaked climate change report predicts dire changes by 2100

More than 190 countries are represented in Warsaw today, as the debate over how to deal with climate change beyond 2020 continues. The 19th session of the Conference of the Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change is set to run through November 22.
FRANCE-US-FLAG-FEATURE
When you take into account the history of migration, economics, religions and political opinion, the internal divides in America are less intuitive and much more stark.
World Health Organization Calls Cell Phone Use "Possibly Carcinogenic" To Humans

Is huh a universal word?

A new study from the Max Planack Institute for Psycholinguistics in the Netherlands found that the word, “Huh” could be a universal understood word.
KENYA-ETHIOPIA-US-AEROSPACE-REGULATE-COMPANY-BOEING
More and more people want to be connected at all times and that impulse extends to those who are flying thousands of feet above ground on an airplane.
Shoppers at a mall send text messages us

The etiquette of breaking up in the digital age (poll)

What is the etiquette of ending relationships online and over social? Should that ever be done? Have you tried it?
What’s behind the phenomenal success of entertainment businesses such as Warner Bros., Marvel Entertainment, and the NFL—along with such stars as Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, and LeBron James?

Recent Episodes from AirTalk

AirTalk for July 31, 2015

Larry sits down with former LAPD Police Chief and current NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton to get his take on the state of policing. Also, Amnesty International will meet next week in Dublin to debate a proposal to decriminalize prostitution. Then, Artistic Director Cameron Bailey is in Los Angeles this week to help Film Independent kick off a series on Canadian films at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

AirTalk for July 30, 2015

As 14 large wildfires burn in California and the drought continues, two California members of Congress are working respectively to help the state combat both. Also, a study shows same-sex couples might be more effective when it comes to divvying up the chores. Then, as the nation marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act this week we look at the latest tech helping those with disabilities.

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.

Browse the AirTalk Archives

    Enjoy AirTalk? Try KPCC’s other programs.