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Join KPCC's AirTalk with host Larry Mantle weekdays for lively and in-depth discussions of city news, politics, science, the arts, entertainment, and more. Call-in number: 866-893-5722

Join KPCC's AirTalk with host Larry Mantle weekdays for lively and in-depth discussions of city news, politics, science, the arts, entertainment, and more. Call-in number: 866-893-5722

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Pasadena, CA

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Join KPCC's AirTalk with host Larry Mantle weekdays for lively and in-depth discussions of city news, politics, science, the arts, entertainment, and more. Call-in number: 866-893-5722

Twitter:

@AirTalk

Language:

English

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474 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105 (651) 583-5100


Episodes

Vice President Kamala Harris And The Contemporary And Historical Influence of Black Sororities

1/27/2021
Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority dance during an early voting mobilization event at the Central Florida Fairgrounds on October 19, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. ; Credit: Octavio Jones/Getty Images When Kamala Harris assumed the vice presidency and became the first Black person, South Asian person and woman to hold the office, she wore a string of pearls to mark the occasion. For members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority— the first sorority to be founded by Black women— the image was a...

Duration:00:15:11

DOC AMA: Community Concerns About Receiving Second Vaccine Dose, Drug-Resistant Infections & More

1/27/2021
Doses of the Covid-19 vaccination are prepared to be administered at the Kedren Community Health Center on January 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Peter Chin-Hong from UCSF. Topics today include: You got your first COVID-19 vaccine shot, but will you be able to get the second one? Essential workers, disability advocates...

Duration:00:23:53

The Real Wolves Of Wall Street: What’s Going On With Reddit, Gamestop And The Stock Market?

1/27/2021
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on October 15, 2014 in New York City.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images A David and Goliath saga is unfolding in financial markets over the stock price of struggling retail chain GameStop. On Wednesday, Goliath walked away from the battle. Two Goliaths, actually. A pair of professional investment firms that placed big bets that money-losing video game retailer GameStop's stock will crash have...

Should CA ‘Cancel’ Rent? Stakeholders Discuss Rent Relief Options Amid The Pandemic

1/27/2021
Renters and housing advocates attend a protest to cancel rent and avoid evictions in front of the court house amid Coronavirus pandemic on August 21, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images COVID-19 has hit low-income renters the hardest. In a Jan. 19 report, California’s Legislative Analyst’s Office estimates the state’s renters owe $400 million in unpaid rent because of financial hardship tied to the pandemic, down from initial estimates, which...

Duration:00:27:22

Acknowledging, Assessing And Addressing Racism Within The Fantasy Genre

1/27/2021
The cast of Maze Arcana help unveil the new Dungeons & Dragons storyline, 'Tomb of Annihilation' during a live streaming event at The House Studios on June 2, 2017 in Seattle, Washington.; Credit: Mat Hayward/Getty Images for Dungeons & Dragons The fantasy role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons has editions that date back to the 1970s. While the game is made up of mythical characters and spells that can be cast, its depiction of race and gender are anything but a fantasy. The Dungeon...

Duration:00:25:34

Power-Sharing, Reconciliation, Filibuster: Here’s The 101 On The Political Terms Of The Week

1/26/2021
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) (R) wear protective masks as they walk through the U.S. Capitol on September 21, 2020 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell backed off his demand that Senate Democrats preserve the procedural tool known as the filibuster, easing a standoff with new Majority Leader Chuck Schumer as the two negotiated a power-sharing agreement in the closely divided...

Doc AMA: Next Round Of CA Vaccine Prioritizations, Biden Sets Goal Of 1.5 Million Vaccinations A Day, And More.

1/26/2021
Doses of the Covid-19 vaccination are prepared to be administered at the Kedren Community Health Center on January 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: PATRICK T. FALLON/AFP via Getty Images In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with UCLA’s Dr. Timothy Brewer. Today’s topics include: CA to prioritize vaccine by age next round Inflammatory syndrome rising in kids, particularly Latinos Biden’s new goal: 1.5...

Duration:00:23:03

Why Is CA’s Vaccine And EDD Rollout Such A Mess?

1/26/2021
Gov. Gavin Newsom watches as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is prepared by Director of Inpatient Pharmacy David Cheng at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center on December 14, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images More than five weeks into its vaccination program, California doesn’t have nearly the supply to meet demand and there’s growing angst among residents over the difficulty to even get in line for a shot. Social media is awash with people seeking...

Duration:00:32:34

After Last Summer’s Wave Of Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Trainings, How Are Companies Following Through?

1/26/2021
A sign announcing the store was closed hangs on the door of a Sephora store on June 05, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Sephora closed all of its stores for employees across the country to undergo diversity training following an incident where singer SZA said she was profiled at a California Sephora store.; Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images Following the police killing of George Floyd and the subsequent nationwide protests against police brutality and racial and social injustice last summer,...

Doc AMA: Biden To Reinstate Travel Restrictions, Young People Camping Out In Unofficial Vaccine Lines And More

1/25/2021
A pharmacy technician prepares a dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine to be administered to a patient at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center amid a surge of coronavirus patients on January 21, 2021 in Torrance, California.; Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Kimberly Shriner from Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. Today’s topics include: CA lifts regional stay-at-home orders Biden to...

Duration:00:30:56

Politics: Biden Pushes Coronavirus Relief Bill, FBI Considers Charges In Insurrection, Impeachment Proceedings And More

1/25/2021
US President Joe Biden signs executive orders for economic relief to Covid-hit families and businesses in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on January 22, 2021. ; Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images Today on AirTalk, we discuss the latest in politics. Today’s topics include: Biden pushes sweeping COVID-19 relief bill. Will he garner enough support? Biden’s “Buy American” plan House Dems to transmit impeachment article. What’s the timeline for...

Duration:00:20:22

Broadcast Giant Larry King Dies At 87

1/25/2021
Larry king attends The Paley Center For Media Presents: A Special Evening With Dionne Warwick: Then Came You at The Paley Center for Media on August 1, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. ; Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87. King died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles,...

Duration:00:15:21

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner On Schools Reopening, Students And COVID-19 Vaccines & More

1/25/2021
East College Prep High School senior Jocelyn Hernandez follows a remote Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus class while sitting in a community garden near her home, August 14, 2020 in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images For Los Angeles Unified students and educators, school is back in session— on Zoom. Amid a severe uptick in COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County, the California Superior Court rejected a petition to require...

Duration:00:25:32

Is The Governor Newsom Recall Movement A Real Political Threat?

1/25/2021
California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference at the California State Capitol on March 13, 2019 in Sacramento, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The movement to recall Governor Gavin Newsom began before the shutdown, but it’s picked up steam during the pandemic, as some Californians turn their frustrations over shuttered schools and businesses toward the state’s leadership. There’s also anger over the pace of the vaccine distribution, as well as the...

Duration:00:10:18

Politics Roundup: Biden’s ‘Wartime Effort’ To Curb Pandemic, Impeachment Trial Timeline

1/22/2021
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 21: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during an event at the State Dining Room of the White House January 21, 2021 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images Today on AirTalk, we check in on the latest politics news happening in Washington D.C., including President Joe Biden’s coronavirus efforts and the timeline for sending articles of impeachment against former President Donald Trump to the senate. Do you have questions? Give us a call at...

Triple Play: Hank Aaron, Baseball’s Longtime Home Run King, Dies At 86

1/22/2021
Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron attends the 2017 Hank Aaron Award press conference prior to game two of the 2017 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on October 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: Tim Bradbury/Getty Images Hank Aaron, who endured racist threats with stoic dignity during his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record and gracefully left his mark as one of baseball’s greatest all-around players, died Friday. He was...

Mayor of Long Beach On The City’s Vaccine Distribution

1/22/2021
"We need to ensure that we collect data, study national and local workforce trends, and most importantly ensure that the process is open and balanced," Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia said.; Credit: Benjamin Brayfield/KPCC While many cities in Los Angeles County are still trying to vaccinate healthcare workers, the City of Long Beach has already begun vaccinating people over 65 and grocery store workers. The city converted Long Beach’s convention center into a mass vaccination site...

Duration:00:11:05

DOC AMA: LA County Residents Over 65 Can Sign Up For COVID-19 Vaccine, Chance Of Dying In Hospitals Doubles In County

1/22/2021
Certified medical assistant Mario Rivera applies a Band-Aid after administering a COVID-19 Pfizer vaccination to Anthony Banash at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center on January 21, 2021 in Torrance, California. ; Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Dean Blumberg from UC Davis. Today’s topics include: Chance of COVID-19 death in the hospital doubles amid LA surge L.A. Mayor Eric...

Duration:00:19:41

COVID-19 AMA: Biden To Issue Pandemic Plan, Decline In New Cases For U.S., And More

1/21/2021
A person gets an antibody test during the "No Cost Antibody" testing event organized by Calvary Baptist Church of Santa Monica and GUARDaHEART Foundationon January 19, 2021, in Santa Monica, California.; Credit: VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Shruti Gohil, professor of medicine and associate medical director for epidemiology and infection prevention at UC Irvine’s School...

Duration:00:25:02

On First Day, Biden Signs Series Of Executive Orders To Reverse Trump-Era Policies

1/21/2021
U.S. President Joe Biden conducts a virtual swearing in ceremony for members of his new administration via Zoom just hours after his inauguration in the State Dining Room at the White House January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Joe Biden is moving swiftly to dismantle Donald Trump’s legacy on his first day in office, signing a series of executive actions that reverse course on immigration, climate change, racial equity and the handling of...

Duration:00:26:15