Larry Mantle provides a preview of the upcoming baseball World Series between the Anaheim Angels and the San Francisco Giants. Game one of the World Series begins on Saturday. Mike DiGiovanna, baseball writer for the Los Angeles Times, and Josh Suchon, Giants beat writer for the Oakland Tribune and author of This Gracious Season: Barry Bonds and the Greatest Year in Baseball (Winter Publications, join host Larry Mantle for the preview.
Larry Mantle talks with animation critic Charles Solomon, Cartoon Network’s Linda Simensky, and animators Steve Hillenburg (creator of “Spongebob Squarepants,”) and Joe Murray (creator of “Rocko’s Modern Life,” about what’s new in television animation today.
Larry Mantle talks with Orange County Register’s John Gittelsohn about his three-part series that takes an in-depth look at the persecution of Christians in China and how Southern California Christians are attempting to influence religious practice there.
Lenny Bruce spoke frankly about sex, race, religion, government, and the lies that we tell ourselves. Larry Mantle talks with the co-authors of a new book that analyzes the free speech struggles of Lenny Bruce. They chronicle Bruce’s life from his early days on stage through his courtroom trials from Los Angeles to New York City. Ronald K.L. Collins and David M. Skover join Larry in studio to discuss their book The Trials of Lenny Bruce: The Fall and Rise of an American Icon. (Sourcebooks)
Larry Mantle talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Halberstam about his book War In A Time of Peace: Bush, Clinton, and the Generals(Simon & Schuster). Halberstam examines what happens when Presidents put domestic issues ahead of foreign affairs. He also chronicles the motivations, biases and passions of the prominent government and military figures of our time.
Larry Mantle talks with author, photographer and former District Attorney of Los Angeles Gil Garcetti about his new book Iron: Erecting the Walt Disney Concert Hall (Balcony Press). It chronicles the ironworkers’ building of the iron foundation for Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Garcetti had unparalleled, free access to the construction site and his images bring to life this new breed of ironworker.