Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:45:00 GMTAfter President-elect Donald Trump tweeted about the cost of Air Force One, Boeing's stock went down as much as 1 percent - we take a look at how journalists and news outlets should report on the future president's Twitter platform; the Pentagon killed an internal report that found $125 billion in administrative waste; bursting through Facebook bubbles in a heated and contentious election cycle; and more.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:37:00 GMTIntense debates have sparked among the 538 members of the Electoral College, who are set to cast their votes on December 19 - are they bound to support their state's candidate, or should they be free to vote their conscience?; Amazon launches a new market shopping experience without cash registers or lines; and we take a look at how counterterrorism efforts continue to impact personal privacy and tech concerns one year after the San Bernardino shooting.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:52:00 GMTTwo more Cabinet members have been appointed by President-elect Donald Trump: retired Marine General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense, and former GOP presidential rival Dr. Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing; we take a closer look at the Oakland fire and its implications for what could be a larger housing problem in California; plus, how and why conspiracy theories are feeding into the 2016 political climate.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:41:00 GMTOne year has passed since 14 people were killed in the San Bernardino terrorist attack – we look at the tactical response, the community one year later and what life’s been like for Muslims since; plus, Larry and KPCC film critics review the week’s latest releases, including ‘Jackie,’ ‘Man Down’ and more on FilmWeek.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:38:00 GMTGovernor Jerry Brown has appointed Xavier Becerra as California’s next Attorney general – we look at the implications, as well as who will fill Becerra’s seat in the House; North Dakota’s governor has set Dec. 5 as the eviction date for Access Pipeline protesters – we dive into the competing interests and historical context of the land; what is the future of the death penalty in CA?; plus, we analyze the politics of Black Republicans.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:56:00 GMTWe analyze the pros and cons of hunting mountain lion P45 after it slaughtered 10 pet alpacas belonging to a Malibu resident; why Pasadena City College Trustees might ban themselves from speaking to media without permission from the board president; the debate on what to do with California's massive number of dead trees; plus, could a stress vaccine actually work?
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 18:20:00 GMTCritic of the Affordable Care Act and Georgia Rep. Tom Price is Trump’s pick to lead the Dept. of Health and Human Services – we look at what that means for Obamacare; how libel lawsuits can be weaponized against the media in the age of Trump; plus, the CA State Bar has proposed a ban on lawyers having sex with clients – we debate the proposal.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:42:00 GMTAmong the names being pushed for Trump's Secretary of State are former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani - both names have generated sharp criticisms in the GOP; the Green Party's Jill Stein reached historic levels of fundraising over the holiday weekend in the demand for voter recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan; we speak on the death and legacy of Cuba's former leader Fidel Castro; and more.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 17:54:00 GMTAirTalk has been here to guide you throughout the 2016 election season with more than just in depth coverage and analysis - we're also here to help you stay sane, with tips like how to handle election stress disorder, or on mending political rifts between families. Today we want to hear from listeners on how they survived politically-charged discussions over Thanksgiving dinner; we also take a look at the surge in U.S. volunteerism over the past 14 years; and TGI-FilmWeek!
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:37:00 GMTAfter some back and forth, the president-elect met with the New York Times on Tuesday – we dive into the interview, as well as Trump’s newest cabinet picks; Sheriff McDonnell joins us to give his take on ballot props, immigration, hate crimes and more; plus, Larry and KPCC film-critics review the latest movie releases, including “Moana,” “Allied” and more. TGI-Filmweek!
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 18:44:00 GMTLos Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti stands by the city's current immigration policies, despite threats from a future Trump administration to cut federal funding for sanctuary cities; why Los Angelenos are suing Chipotle in a class-action lawsuit over a misleading 300-calorie chorizo burrito sign; we take a look at the one thing California liberals and Texas conservatives might have in common this year; and AirTalk is here to help guide politically divided families through the Thanksgiving holiday.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:17:00 GMTPresident-elect Donald Trump continues to shape his Cabinet, picking Jeff Sessions as his choice for attorney general and Mike Pompeo for C.I.A. director; Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner also expressed interest in joining the administration, sparking debates over the legal ethics and culture of nepotism in America; Facebook's failure to regulate its swaths of fake news has garnered sharp criticism for possibly swaying the presidential election; and did NPR "normalize" hate speech with live interviews from the alt-right?
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 18:44:00 GMTTrump tapped Mike Pompeo, Jeff Sessions and Mike Flynn as his latest top post picks, veering his administration to the hard right on national security; the latest on today’s Trump University hearing; how scientists manipulated photosynthesis to increase the productive yield of plants and what that means for food production; plus, KPCC film critics review “Fantastic Beasts,” “Red Turtle” and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 18:29:00 GMTPresident-elect Trump said he'll turn over The Trump Organization to his children and team of executives while serving the Oval Office, but the ethics and legalities of his financial affairs are still unclear; Twitter bans several far-right accounts to crack down on hate speech; should never-Trumpers follow in President Obama and Hillary Clinton's calm tone for a peaceful transition of power, or openly condemn as alarmists?; plus, why some Uber and Lyft drivers are getting arrested by the LAPD in stings.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 18:52:00 GMTWe check in with LAPD Chief Charlie Beck on his response to Trump’s deportation plans, recent protests, CA props and more; will President-elect Trump’s policies be blocked by fiscal conservatives?; a second look at battleground state exit polls; and did 30 percent of Latino voters really turn out for Trump, or is there an issue with polling data?
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:42:00 GMTMayors of several “sanctuary cities” pushed back on Trump’s plan to deport 3 million undocumented immigrants. What can CA state government do to prevent Trump’s mass deportation plans?; How will the President-elect reshape the Supreme Court and what are the implications?; plus, we dive into the history, as well as the pros and cons, of the Electoral College.
Mon, 14 Nov 2016 18:36:00 GMTWe bring you the latest on President-elect Trump, who's named Reince Priebus as the new White House chief of staff and Steve Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor; Trump tells '60 Minutes' his plan to deport 2 to 3 million undocumented immigrants - how accurate are those numbers?; and President Obama speaks to the press for the first time since Trump's election - we weigh in with analysis and listener comments.
Fri, 11 Nov 2016 18:52:00 GMTFrustrated with President-elect Trump, organizers are planning another protest march tomorrow that will take place from MacArthur Park to Downtown L.A.; we narrow down the list of possible choices for a Trump Cabinet; AirTalk wants to hear from Trump supporters on what they want to see the new president prioritize, followed by an analysis of the voices the Democratic Party failed to represent; and TGI-FilmWeek!
Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:36:00 GMTProtests against President-elect Trump continue for a second day in California, with 28 arrested in Los Angeles for impeding freeway traffic; we check in with Mayor Garcetti on the newly passed Measure HHH and M; what will Trump’s presidency mean for Covered California?; plus, we look at why voters chose to expedite the death penalty rather than abolish it.
Wed, 09 Nov 2016 18:16:00 GMTA long and bitter 2016 presidential election season has finally come to a close with Donald Trump crossing the 270 electoral vote threshold at 2:31 a.m. ET this morning, officially winning as president-elect of the United States of America. AirTalk and Take Two join together to hear from listeners across Southern California on what this election outcome means for them, along with special analysis including the hurdles and failures of Hillary Clinton's candidacy, accuracy of media polls, the Paris Agreement on climate change, immigration reform and more.
Tue, 08 Nov 2016 18:49:00 GMTElection Day 2016 is finally here: AirTalk wants to hear from you about what your voting experience has been like; we take a look at the most contested U.S. Senate and House seats; and a history lesson on what has fueled division and polarization in America since the 1800's.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 18:36:00 GMTWith one day to go until the election, we open the phones to answer your residual questions; how are you voting on Prop 64 and why?; is the popular vote going to matter in this election (and does it ever)?; plus, the best political impersonators of all time.
Fri, 04 Nov 2016 17:47:00 GMTThe LAPD is treating recent acts of art gallery vandalism in Boyle Heights as potential hate crimes, but some groups see it as protest over the neighborhood’s gentrification – we dive into various viewpoints; how will marijuana be advertised after Prop 64 (likely) passes in California?; plus, Larry and KPCC film critics review ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘Trolls’ and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
Thu, 03 Nov 2016 17:31:00 GMTThe United Kingdom's decision to withdraw from the European Union has been halted by Parliament - what that means for Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to invoke Article 50; Pope Francis says that St. Pope John Paul II had the final word on shutting down the notion of ordaining women priests; and if you've procrastinated on studying this year's election ballot, fear not - there's still time to get your #VoterGamePlan ready.
Wed, 02 Nov 2016 17:35:00 GMTThe Department of Justice is suing DirecTV/AT&T for unlawfully sharing information during negotiations for the rights to telecast the Dodgers channel – we bring you the latest; plenty of people have already cast their ballots – what are the implications of early voting?; we theorize the reasons behind the NFL’s sloping ratings; and we debate Measure M, Metro’s plan to fund expansion of LA public transit.
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 17:33:00 GMTFBI Director James Comey's public announcement to reopen Hillary Clinton's email investigation last Friday has sparked sharp criticisms - we analyze why the decision was made and its potential impact on the 2016 presidential election; NPR launches 'The Big Listen' with host Lauren Ober, a podcast about finding the right podcast for you; plus, we talk to the first psychologist to conduct an empirical study on creepiness, and the real reason clowns freak us out.
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:25:00 GMTFBI Director James Comey informed Congress that new classified Clinton emails have come to light, prompting a reopening of criminal investigation involving the Democratic presidential nominee; leaders of the armed protest at the Oregon national wildlife refuge were acquitted of federal charges – we analyze the verdict; according to a new WWF report, more than two thirds of the earth’s wildlife could be extinct by the end of 2020 – how much stock can we take in this prediction?; plus, Larry and KPCC film critics review ‘Inferno’ and other new releases. TGI-FilmWeek!
Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:32:00 GMTIt's been a stressful cycle of 2016 presidential election news - how have you been coping? We hear from listeners about how they've handled the inundation of campaign scandals and vitriol from candidates, and ways to combat unhealthy fatigue; the Vatican released new cremation regulations on how the ashes of loved ones shouldn't be kept in home or scattered; and we dive into Prop 61 over prescription drug coverage reform, one of the most highly debated measures in California.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:54:00 GMTJustin Timberlake’s selfie at a Tennessee voting booth raised concerns over vote buying and legality – we dive into the issue; the CDC’s new report shows a spike in CA’s STI numbers; why women choose to change or keep their surnames; plus, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has two seat openings – we host debates for the candidates.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:44:00 GMTWe talk to Metro CEO Phil Washington about the expo line, bike share programs and more; should infants sleep in the same room as parents? According to a new recommendation released yesterday, it significantly reduces chances of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome; we analyze Obamacare’s double-digit premium hikes; plus, what is ‘speaking American?’ A look at dialect variations and colloquialisms.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:28:00 GMTWe roundup the latest election news, including where key national congressional races are currently at, what Clinton's surging poll numbers mean and more WikiLeaks documents released; should journalists have the right to donate to political campaigns as private citizens, or are they obligated to neutrally refrain?; and what AT&T's $85.4 billion buyout for Time Warner means for everyday consumers.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:47:00 GMTPhilippine President Duterte announced that he wants to sever ties with the U.S. – but what, exactly, does that mean?; potential flooding could spell bad news for L.A. River restoration plans; LAUSD rejected an after-school Satan club in an elementary school – was this the right decision?; plus, Larry and KPCC film critics review ‘Jack Reacher,’ ‘Moonlight’ and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:45:00 GMTWe dive into analysis of the third and final presidential debate - the candidates who began the evening without a handshake were asked about SCOTUS, immigration reform, their latest campaign scandals, and more - and what exactly did Trump mean about Florida?; the controversy over Prop 60's mandate to use condoms in adult films; and a chat with KQED's FORUM host Michael Krasny, a veteran of Jewish wit and humor.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:47:00 GMTAccording to a new ACLU study, many CA school districts outsource disciplinary action to police, to negative effect – is there value to police presence on campus?; we check in with LAPD Chief Beck on reforms and transparency demands; the latest on the FCC’s task force to fight robocalls; and Ang Lee's new film was shot at 120 frames-per-second - what that means for movie storytelling.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 17:36:00 GMTThe president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police issued a public apology for historical mistreatment of minorities at the IACP's annual conference in San Diego; why are tech-devices so addictive and do product designers have an ethical obligation to take the Hippocratic oath; and, what's it like to travel to space not once, but twice?
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 17:49:00 GMTThe latest election news, including Trump's rigged election claims and how both campaigns are spinning Trump’s sexual assault allegations; the operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group; and why do we curse? We dive into what expletives reveal about language and our brains.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:45:00 GMTAttorney General Loretta Lynch said the DOJ will gather data on police use of fatal force – is this a step in the right direction? Does it go far enough?; as part of our ‘Nation Engaged’ series, we explore what ‘freedom’ means in 2016 America; Larry and KPCC film critics review the latest releases, including ‘The Accountant’ and ‘Certain Women; plus, we look at fictional portrayals of the afterlife. TGI-FilmWeek!
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 17:45:00 GMTWe examine the impact of La Niña's upcoming arrival during Southern California's ongoing drought and why weather patterns are hard to predict; New York Times just released two testimonials from women who allege Trump sexually violated them years ago; Plus, the race for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' open seats and a recap of last night's 5th District debate at the Crawford Family Forum with Larry Mantle.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 17:50:00 GMTWe discuss yesterday's sweeping reform decisions from the L.A. Police Commission, including a faster response for releasing body-cam footage and more de-escalation trainings; President Obama writes about an ambitious but continued desire for the U.S. to reach Mars in the next 20 years; and the new pick for California's Attorney General may solely be in the hands of Gov. Jerry Brown.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:52:00 GMTTrump’s tape instigated a wave of GOP defections – what this means for down ballot races; amidst a divisive political season, how to settle (or set aside) political arguments with loved ones; Samsung was found guilty of infringing on Apple’s intellectual property – now the SCOTUS will decide how much Samsung has to pay; and should schools teach students in their native language? We look at the pros and cons of Prop 58.