Coming Up: AirTalk for July 3
AirTalk is away for Independence Day weekend! Please stay tuned for previous content, and tune in tomorrow, July 3, 2015 from 12:00-1:00 PM PST to hear Filmweek. Also, remember to check out our Facebook and Twitter pages. Happy Independence Day from Larry Mantle and the entire AirTalk Team!
Recently on AirTalk
With Jeb Bush announcing his presidential candidacy today, how can candidates with family legacies demonstrate their individuality? Also, U.K. Scientist and Nobel Laureate Tim Hunt set off public outrage when he made blatantly sexist comments about women working in the field of science. Then, Secretary of State Alex Padilla is pushing for a major overhaul of how Californians cast ballots.
The head of the Spokane, Washington NAACP is in the hot seat after allegations that she has been misrepresenting her racial identity in her professional life. Also, what role should the FTC play in protecting the public from crowdfunding scams? Then, paleontologist and scientific advisor on “Jurassic World” breaks down fact and fiction.
Rupert Murdoch will be stepping down and is expected to appoint his son James as the next chief executive at 21st Century Fox. Also, the Los Angeles Unified School District board unanimously agreed to ease high school graduation requirements, no longer requiring a “C” grade or better in college prep classes. Then, new, smaller standards for carry-on luggage may be a new guideline for air travel.
We take a bigger picture look at how Ezell Ford fits into the national narrative of police use of force and where Los Angeles stands. Also, President Obama ordered the deployment of up to 450 more U.S. troops to Iraq on Wednesday. Then, how has the art of a good headline changed in the age of search engine optimization and social media?
We get the latest from reporters inside and out of the police commission meeting deliberating on officers involved in the Ezell Ford case. Also, the Supreme Court is expected to issue decisions on the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage. Then, Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep explores the political battle of the 1830 Indian Removal Act.
For the first time ever, California drivers who get traffic tickets won’t have to pay their fine before fighting the ticket in court. Also, would you vote for someone running for the presidency or other high office who’s a bachelor or a bachelorette? Then, a UCLA graduate details the challenges of working as a paramedic in his latest memoir.