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The state of California will conduct its last manual snowpack reading today, and the forecast is that the numbers won’t be good. Also, AirTalk takes a look back at how transportation in L.A. has (and hasn’t) changed in the last 30 years and a look ahead at what lies in the future for commuters in L.A. Then, we celebrate 30 years of AirTalk and Larry Mantle!
A pilot program to open a path for motorists through Griffith Park to the iconic Hollywood Sign is pitting neighborhood groups against each other. Also, should police officers have access to body camera video footage before submitting their report to prosecutors? Then, we look at the impact of rap mogul Jay Z's streaming service Tidal on the music industry.
Following the Germanwings crash last week, we ask experts why a suicidal co-pilot would want to kill all the passengers and crew when killing himself? Also, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell stops by AirTalk today for the first of what will be a monthly check-in with AirTalk. Then, business owners in the state of Indiana can now legally deny services to same-sex couples on the grounds that it would go against their religious beliefs.
Excessive workers’ compensation claims from Los Angeles city police and firefighters are costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars a year, according to a City Controller audit. Also, how can new live-streaming apps Periscope and Meerkat revolutionize the media world? Then, Frank Barney was the first member of Congress to come out as gay in 1987 and joins AirTalk to discuss his new memoir.
What can be done to prevent pilots and co-pilots from crashing planes? Also, a controversial op-ed by Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva has sparked a fierce debate about the number of minorities being cast in Hollywood. Then, a special report shows only 45% of Medicare patients suffering from Alzheimer’s said their doctors told them about the diagnosis.
Tomorrow, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on legislation that would change the funding formula for doctors who provide services to Medicare patients. Also, President Barack Obama will delay the final U.S. military drawdown from Afghanistan at the request of its new president, Ashraf Ghani. Then, have we become too reliant on our technology to help us work out?