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Larry Mantle has been the host of AirTalk on KPCC since April 1st, 1985. It is now the longest continuously running daily talk program in the Los Angeles radio market. Mantle also hosts the movie review and interview program FilmWeek on AirTalk, heard every Friday at 11 a.m. on KPCC and Saturday at noon.
A fourth-generation Angeleno, Larry has interviewed thousands of prominent guests on an extraordinary array of topics, and received many journalistic awards in the process. Larry grew up in southwest Los Angeles, Inglewood, and Hollywood. He's a graduate of Hollywood High School and Vanguard University of Southern California. Larry and his wife Kristen are the parents of Desmond.
Stories by Larry Mantle
Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff is convening a town hall meeting in Alhambra tonight to discuss overhauling health care.
It doesn't quite have the same ring as the original homework excuse, but students will certainly come up with something. This morning we talked about Governor Schwarzeneggar's request that California move toward online, open-source, texts to replace today's physical books.
Award-winning musician Herbie Hancock will take over next year as the creative chair for jazz at the L.A. Philharmonic.
Public health officials and scientists are preparing for a possible swine flu outbreak during the coming school year.
Recent cuts to Cal State and University of California budgets offer a sharp contrast to the vision that built those institutions into the country’s largest and most prestigious public university systems.
As we discussed this morning on "AirTalk," the California Assembly decided to expunge from its official record how Members voted on the expansion of offshore oil drilling off the Santa Barbara County coast.
An actress who appeared in five of John Hughes’ films has fond memories of the late writer-director.
The national unemployment rate for last month dropped to just under 9.5 percent. That’s about a tenth of a percent decrease from June’s numbers. Some experts suggest this may be a good sign the recession is ending.
It's the day after the LAPD Chief's blindsiding news of his departure with three years left in his term. Though the surprise is starting to wear off, civic leaders are still trying to process what it will take to replace the popular leader.
The head of the Los Angeles Police Commission says the city’s next police chief should come from within the police department.
Most Los Angeles leaders weren't surprised that Bill Bratton would leave the LAPD before finishing his second five-year term, but they sure seemed shocked by the timing.
During a noon-hour news conference Los Angeles Police Chief Bill Bratton is describing the details of his resignation.
The ethical debate about cash incentives for organ donors has re-surfaced after last month’s arrests over alleged human kidney trafficking in New Jersey.
We heard this morning from listeners who rarely work from an office building, choosing instead to work from home, the coffee house, or car. Our guest from the London School of Economics was particularly interesting, as he noted that the big generational difference in work location expectations makes this an irreversible trend.
A bipartisan bill is moving through Congress that focuses on improving airline safety, particularly at regional airlines.