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AirTalk for August 7, 2015

Early numbers suggest last night’s Republican debate wasn’t only the most-watched primary debate in history, but might have even garnered twice as large an audience as the record it broke. Also, a new survey released by Metro finds a slight decrease in the number of passengers that have experienced sexual harassment on buses and subways since last spring. Then, Los Angeles plays a role in film and TV, and sometimes is even the star.


AirTalk for August 6, 2015

This evening is the debut of what will be a long-running series - the Republican Presidential candidates' debates. Also, Netflix announced an unlimited parental leave policy this week. It’s the latest in a niche tech industry trend towards redefining “time off.” Then, Ontario International Airport will once again belong to the city from which it gets its namesake. All that and more, today on AirTalk.

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AirTalk for August 5, 2015

Los Angeles County has committed to a series of reforms inside its troubled jail system. Also, the Los Angeles City Council has unanimously thrown its support behind an ordinance that will require all firearms to be stored in a locked container or disabled with trigger locks. Then, what are the psychological and physiological signs of unhealthy anxiety? All that and more, today on AirTalk.

Hard Fest

AirTalk for August 4, 2015

The discussion over whether to ban raves on Los Angeles County property has reignited after two women died this past weekend at the Hard Summer music festival. Also, Rite Aid and Delhaize America said they will start putting issues of Cosmopolitan magazine behind plastic “blinders” in their stores. Then, ever had an energy bar? Or a cup of instant coffee? How about a hot dog? If you answer in the affirmative, you have the U.S. military to thank.


AirTalk for August 3, 2015

Maureen Dowd’s column in the New York Times this weekend speculated that Vice President Joe Biden might still be considering a run in 2016. Also, the White House released a report that suggests that occupational licensing for some professions may be doing more harm than good. Then, when news emerged last week that a big game hunter had killed a protected lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe, the outrage and sadness from public quarters were tremendous.

Mayor De Blasio And Police Chief Bratton Discuss Police Training

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.