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||AirTalk for February 27, 2015||The U.S. House could vote on a bill today that would overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act. Also, Facebook is rolling out resources to users who express potential suicidal thoughts. Then, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks about his new pre-teen book, “Stealing the Game” and his ongoing work with his Skyhook Foundation.||2/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for February 26, 2015||California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins of San Diego is proposing a package of bills to fund more units of affordable housing. Also, AirTalk looks at the practical and moral sides of refusing to pay back student loans. Then, more businesses are tailoring job descriptions to appeal to millennials' desire for making the world a better place.||2/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for February 25, 2015||Arguments were heard today in the Supreme Court for the case involving a Muslim woman who said she wasn't hired by Abercrombie & Fitch because she wore a black headscarf to her interview. Also, former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is out of the Senate race. Then, would you vote to ban plastic bags in the 2016 election?||2/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for February 24, 2015||Researchers have found that feeding peanut butter to allergy-prone infants helps prevent a peanut allergy. Also, a survey from Los Angeles Metro finds that 22 percent of bus and subway riders had experienced "unwanted sexual behavior." Then, with so much tech available, what's the most effective way to learn a new language?||2/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for February 23, 2015||“Birdman” soared to four Oscar wins on Sunday night, including best picture and best director,we’ll take a look back at the winners, losers, surprises, and snubs from the 87th Academy Awards. Also, What are the short and long-term implications for Congress if they neglect to fund DHS? Then, three out of four hospitals are not meeting standards for high-risk childbirths.||2/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for February 20, 2015||The San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders have announced plans for a jointly-constructed, shared, stadium along the 405 Freeway in Carson.Could it finally be time for an LA football team? Also, the country’s top advisory panel wants Americans to eat less meat and more vegetables. Then, film critic David Thomson explores the human condition and why people connect with performance.||2/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for February 19, 2015||Almost 180 patients may have been infected by a deadly superbug after being exposed to contaminated medical scopes. How has the response been from UCLA at this point? Also, Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León introduced a new bill on Wednesday that he says would address the state's critical child care shortage. Then, a drag queen weighs in on whether drag is degrading to women.||2/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for February 18, 2015||Retailers and business owners across the Southland are feeling the pinch of a work slowdown at the nation’s two busiest ports. Also, the State Water Board is proposing stricter water restrictions that could limit public water used in restaurants, hotels, and fountains. Then, sociologist-turned-model Amanda Czerniawski talks plus-size modeling and today's beauty standards.||2/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for February 17, 2015||Hundreds of thousands of Southern Californians are thought eligible for President Obama's deferred deportation program. But yesterday, a federal judge in Texas stopped the order from being carried out. Also, we'll debate whether adult bicyclists should be required to wear helmets. Then, the man who crafted the image of Barack Obama the candidate - David Axelrod joins us to talk about his new memoir.||2/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for February 13, 2015||It’s an issue that has been debated for years, and the latest word is that Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer is negotiating a potential resolution to the ongoing dispute between the state Coastal Commission and the city over the overnight curfew at Venice Beach. Then, Larry Mantle convenes together the critics of Film Week to talk about the best movies of the year and which ones should take home the gold.||2/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for February 12, 2015||Following the murders of three Muslim American students in North Carolina, how does law enforcement determines whether a crime is driven by hate? Also, marketers beware, research shows using love to sell products stops single people from buying. Then, with the upcoming release of "Fifty Shades of Grey," why aren't there more kinky films?||2/12/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for February 11, 2015||With the impending departure of TV anchors Brian Williams and Jon Stewart, what makes a good news anchor? Also, should the high school exit exam be done away with? Then, the nation's top dietary advisory panel reportedly is set to correct long-standing cautions against eating cholesterol-heavy foods.||2/11/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for February 10, 2015||It's confirmed - the last US hostage believed held by the group calling itself Islamic State is dead. President Obama is now preparing to ask Congress for War Powers. Also, a group of top US scientists just released its look at possible technologies to cool Earth, as global warming continues. Then, to pluck or not to pluck: our complicated relationship with hair.||2/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for February 9, 2015||German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Washington today to speak with President Obama about the crisis, and world leaders have increased their attention on the issue in hopes of a diplomatic solution. Also, callers weigh in on Harvard's ban on sexual relationships between professors and students. Then, L.A. lost out to Boston as the U.S. candidate to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. But maybe that’s a good thing.||2/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for February 6, 2015||The hacked Anthem Inc. database containing 80 million Social Security numbers wasn’t encrypted. But would that have made a difference? Also, famed NBC newsman, Brian Williams, went on an apology tour this week after a story he has told repeatedly involving a shot-down helicopter in Iraq was exposed as a lie. Then, the documentary in the Virunga National Park in the Eastern Congo is anything but your typical nature documentary.||2/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Info about each hours interview
Just have to say Larry I love your show, and now the podcasts! Just a suggestion though. It would be nice if you included a little info about each hour's interview. That way I don't have to guess at which show I want to hear over, or just listen to period. It does take some time to download an hour's interview, and I feel this will save folks some time. Thanks
The show itself is wonderful. I am sad, though, at the limited selection of podcasts available. I am particularly interested in religion-related conversations and was hoping to download the discussion with Bart Ehrman on 12/28/05 and the panel on Evangelicals and Politics on 1/20/06, but they are not available. I am sure that there are financial concerns for the station, but I personally would have benefitted more from the service if there were more episodes with intelligent discussion on religion. Thanks anyway!
You couldn't ask for a more even-handed host than Larry Mantle. He makes every show a delightful, informative journey. Make sure you contribute to KPCC during their fund raising drive (I don't work for them, BTW). Thanks!