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||AirTalk for April 24, 2015||The collapse of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger means more uncertainty for Dodgers fans. Also, should large law firms be more open to the idea of representing same-sex marriages? Then, we talk with Laemmle Theatre chain president about how the indie community is navigating the shifting distribution landscape.||4/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for April 23, 2015||The White House revealed today that a U.S. drone strike had inadvertently killed two hostages held by Al Qaeda in January. Also, tomorrow marks the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, in which over a million Armenians were killed by the Ottoman government in what is now present-day Turkey. Then, opening in theaters May 1st, the movie 'Ride' features Helen Hunt as a high-strung, high-powered mom trying to keep a handle on her whip smart son.||4/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for April 22, 2015||President Obama won’t be using the term ‘genocide’ to describe the 100th anniversary of the mass killing of 1.5 million Armenians. Also, the L.A. City Council is attempting to rebrand South Los Angeles as “SOLA.” Then, is there a culture of cheating in higher education? If so, how serious a problem is it?||4/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for April 21, 2015||Governor Brown has called the San Juan Capistrano ruling on tiered water pricing a “straightjacket” on local government and conservationists at a time when maximum flexibility is needed. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is assessing how to regulate homeopathic medicine and practice. Then, Google is updating its search algorithm to give preference to websites designed for viewing on mobile devices.||4/21/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for April 20, 2015||The State Water Resources Control Board on Friday released its revised plan for cutbacks. Also, one non-profit believes it has the answer to low voter turnout: Drawing for cash. Then, during this year's maple sugaring season in New England, harvesters have found a market for the pure maple waters to compete against the massive coconut water industry.||4/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for April 17, 2015||Wikileaks has published what it says are all the Sony Pictures materials taken in last year's massive cyberattack. That's more than 30-thousand documents and more than 173-thousand emails. Also, after 53 years, Univision is cancelling TV’s longest running variety show, ever. Then, the sounds of the English language and the way it is spoken has changed over the last 35 years and will likely change even more over the next 35.||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for April 16, 2015||Over 200 representatives of urban water suppliers and members of the general public have sent letters to the State Water Resources Control Board over the past week. Also, a New Jersey auction house has cancelled an auction of art and artifacts made by detainees at Japanese American and Japanese internment camp detainees during World War II. Then, as you lie still under the scanner, your head on the cool surface of the table, the researchers show you a picture of the newest piece of technology - you think it's cool, and your brain lights up hot.||4/16/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for April 15, 2015||The Los Angeles Unified school board voted Tuesday to grant conditional approval for two all-girls schools focused on science and technology to open in the fall. Also, Police Chief Charlie Beck stops in to talk all things body cam. From cloud storage, reviewing footage, to its use in investigations. Then, the Santa Monica City Council will likely approve a controversial Zoning Ordinance Update allowing for more dense housing.||4/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for April 14, 2015||The Tulsa County reserve deputy who shot and killed a man after saying he was going to use his taser is facing manslaughter charges. Also, California’s State Senate has approved a proposal that would replace a statue at the U.S. Capitol of Father Junipero Serra with one of the late Sally Ride, but not without some controversy. Then, what are the benefits and drawbacks to falling into the categories of a morning person or night owl?||4/14/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for April 13, 2015||Florida Senator Marco Rubio is announcing today that he will run for president in 2016. Also, a parking reform group tapped by the Mayor's office has released a series of recommendations. Then, Pope Francis ignited a diplomatic row with Turkey after he described the massacre of over a million Armenians as “the first genocide of the 20th century.”||4/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for April 10, 2015||Hillary Clinton plans to announce her run for president on Sunday. Are there any potential Democratic candidates who can compete? Also, a consumer advocate group has called for the federal government to look into the use of the term “diet” by the beverage industry. Then, the FCC is putting pressure on phone companies to do more to stop Robocalls. Should carriers do more to combat robocalls?||4/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for April 9, 2015||South Carolina police officer Michael Slager is being charged with murder for the shooting death of Walter Scott after a video showing the incident was surfaced, and played a role in the decision. Also, Pew researchers report a notable gap in smartphone and internet use among white, African-American and Hispanic teens. Then, more companies are seeking out autistic employees.||4/9/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for April 8, 2015||Despite calls to save water, Southern California saw an an increase of more than 2 percent in use for February compared to the same month in 2013, according to a report released Tuesday. Also, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti has unveiled a detailed strategy for environmental sustainability in Los Angeles. Then, Mary Norris dispenses her wisdoms on vexing spelling, punctuation, and grammatical issues we encounter everyday.||4/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for April 7, 2015||Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is officially running for president. Also, Christianity has been the world’s largest religion since 2010, with Islam coming in second. But if current demographic trends continue, researchers at PEW say Muslims will catch up by 2050, and could surpass Christianity by 2070. Then, several prominent black women say the TSA’s screening practices are discriminatory. Now the TSA plans to do something about it.||4/7/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for April 6, 2015||Rolling Stone formally retracted the 9,000-word piece by writer Sabrina Rubin Erdely detailing an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia frat house, after commissioning the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism to review the piece. Also, the Los Angeles City Council is considering reinstating a ban on people living in their vehicles. Then, the state of the home cooked meal is on a decline according to a survey.||4/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
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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!