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||AirTalk for March 12, 2014||The World Wide Web turns 25! We're taking a look back the changes in technology and the impacts the internet has had on daily life. How will the internet change over the next 25 years? Later, is Lean In's "Ban Bossy" movement the right move for feminism?||3/12/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for March 11, 2014||This week mark's Pope Francis' one year anniversary in the Vatican. How has he changed the Catholic Church? We're discussing the good, bad and the ugly when it comes to American fraternities. What are some of the dangers created by fraternities? Do fraternities have too much power? Later, what are the effects of a parent's mobile usage on a child's development?||3/11/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for March 10, 2014||The investigation of the missing Malaysian jetliner is still ongoing. The plane was carrying 239 people when it vanished on a flight between Kuala Lumpur to Beijing over the weekend.What are some leads that investigators are pursuing? A California man is suing a Las Vegas Casino arguing that he was too drunk to gamble. Is there a legal case that he was too drunk to gamble?||3/10/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for March 7, 2014||A new bill in California proposes to ban SeaWorld's killer whale shows. New weather forecasts indicate that there is a 50 percent chance of El Niño conditions occurring sometime this summer or fall. What does this mean for Southern California? It's Filmweek on AirTalk! Larry and the critics are discussing Mr. Peabody & Sherman, 300: Rise of an Empire, The Grand Budapest Hotel and more!||3/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for March 6, 2014||The U.S. takes a step toward sanctions against Russia. Larry has the latest. Then, a look at the new SAT and the potential dangers of CrossFit. Next, is a Master's program the best way to break into a creative field? Later, the history of health food as big business.||3/6/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for March 5, 2014||The Los Angeles City Council voted to ban e-cigarettes with the same restrictions as regular cigarettes. Should pennies and nickels be eliminated? California's prison system is weighing changes to solitary confinement. What type of changes are being proposed?||3/5/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for March 4, 2014||Russian military movement is causing increasing tension in Crimea. A FDA proposal could hold generic drug manufacturers liable in health risk law suits. What kinds of legal protections should consumers have when it comes to generic medication? Later, do hiring managers really care where you went to college?||3/4/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for March 3, 2014||A rundown of all the surprises and snubs at last night's Oscars. Then, the latest on the tense standoff in Ukraine--and open carry vs. concealed weapons: what's right for California gun law? Later, what's the cost of luring or losing film & TV production in LA?||3/3/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for February 28, 2014||A California court ruled that drivers can check smartphone map apps while they are driving. How does distraction from a map app compare with texting or talking on the phone? It's FilmWeek and we're talking Oscars! Larry and the film critics discuss their winner predictions. Get your Oscar Ballots ready!||2/28/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for February 27, 2014||Michelle Obama unveiled a proposal to change nutritional information on packaged food labels intended to help consumers make healthier food choices. Will the new labels improve eating habits? A new blood test provides more accurate and less invasive prenatal indication of Down Syndrome. What are the ethical issues associated with this test? Are LA's parking tickets unconstitutional?||2/27/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for February 26, 2014||A new Republican tax plan is expected to call for lower rates and fewer tax brackets. How will G.O.P. leadership negotiate the roll out of this new proposal? The Los Angeles County Dept. of Regional Planning is working on a plan to redevelop and modernize Marina del Rey. Will tourists respond to the renovations?||2/26/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for February 25, 2014||The fast food breakfast wars are heating up as Taco Bell introduces its national breakfast menu. How will McDonald's breakfast sales fare after Taco Bell's menu launches? Later, why is it so difficult to keep a secret? Patt Morrison guest hosts.||2/25/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for February 24, 2014||The Pentagon announced military spending cuts that would decrease spending to 2001 levels. Are military spending cuts appropriate? A new proposal by LA City Councilman Bernard Parks would pass the cost of retrofitting apartment buildings on to tenants. Should tenants be responsible for retrofitting costs? Later, Dave Itzkoff talks about his new book "Mad as Hell."||2/24/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for February 21, 2014||Will Arizona Governor Jan Brewer sign the controversial "religious freedom" bill? We'll weigh the issue. Then, a look at California Governor Jerry Brown's drought proposal--and the significance of online doctor reviews. Later, 3 Days to Kill, Pompeii, The Wind Rises and more on Filmweek--and the latest on the investigation into Sen. Ron Calderon.||2/21/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||AirTalk for February 20, 2014||Despite initial truce negotiations, violence in Ukraine is escalating. We'll bring you the latest. Then, a look at what types of experiences bring us the most happiness and debate over ethnic studies requirements at Cal State LA. Next, obstetricians are urging new guidelines for C-sections. Will doctors and patients listen? Later: financial infidelity--how secret spending impacts couples.||2/20/14||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!