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Join Larry Mantle weekdays for lively and in-depth discussions of Los Angeles and Southern California news, politics, science, entertainment, the arts and more.

Join Larry Mantle weekdays for lively and in-depth discussions of Los Angeles and Southern California news, politics, science, entertainment, the arts and more.
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Join Larry Mantle weekdays for lively and in-depth discussions of Los Angeles and Southern California news, politics, science, entertainment, the arts and more.

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Episodes

As a federal judge stalls Trump’s asylum ban, we check in on migrant crossings at the border

11/20/2018
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Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- moving in a caravan towards the United States in hopes of a better life, walk along the metal fence on the border between Mexicali in Mexico's Baja California State, and Calexico, in California, US, on November 19, 2018.; Credit: PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images A federal judge has barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally. President Donald Trump issued a proclamation on Nov. 9...

Duration:00:19:58

It ain’t your granddaddy’s ‘perfect’: How the idea of perfectionism has changed generationally

11/20/2018
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Jessica Ramirez-Vasquez and Arturo Jr. Cuevas talk about what stresses them out in life and at school.; Credit: Mae Ryan/KPCC Most of us probably know of at least one person in our lives who we’d classify as a “perfectionist.” Maybe it’s the traditional type of person who holds him or herself to impossibly high standards, maybe it’s someone who has to live up to the expectations they perceive society has for them, or maybe it’s someone who holds others to an unattainable level. Whatever...

Duration:00:18:41

Can VR simulations help increase medical workers’ empathy for end-of-life patients?

11/20/2018
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A man samples VR goggles for the Revinax immersive tutorial during the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 5, 2017. ; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images Virtual reality has broken into e-commerce, news and, of course, entertainment – and now it’s being used in end-of-life care. Some hospice care workers and medical students in Maine are being trained with virtual reality experiences from the eyes of their patients. One simulation follows a patient...

Duration:00:15:21

Higher pay or shorter commute: Balancing money and other, non-monetary job perks

11/20/2018
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In this Photo Illustration, Twenty dollar bills sit in a wallet on August 29, 2017 in San Anselmo, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Financial compensation is probably a big factor for most of us when choosing where we work. But especially in the modern workplace, on-the-job amenities and benefits are often a close second, if not an equal, consideration. And a new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research shows that American workers are willing...

Duration:00:09:29

As Malibu repopulation begins, we hear your stories

11/20/2018
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The ruins of an ocean view home are seen in the aftermath of the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California on November 14, 2018.; Credit: DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images As of yesterday morning, the areas affected by the Woolsey Fire opened for repopulation. As of this morning, the Woolsey Fire is 96,949 acres, 96 percent contained. And Malibu residents are heading home, some with little to return to. If you’re a Malibu resident, we want to hear from you about the repopulation process. When and...

Duration:00:13:35

On the heels of Harvard investigation, UCLA law professor sues the University of California system for admissions data

11/20/2018
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The UCLA campus in Westwood, CA; Credit: Chris Radcliff via Flickr Creative Commons On the heels of the federal trial which investigated whether Harvard discriminates against prospective Asian-American students, the University of California is facing a suit that seeks access to data that would show whether the university considers race during the admissions process. The suit was filed by UCLA law professor and affirmative action scholar Richard Sander. The suit was also joined by George...

Duration:00:18:16

Repopulation underway for Malibu residents, and an update from the Camp Fire

11/19/2018
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Blackened and charred hills from the Woolsey Fire which made it all the way to the Pacific Ocean, destroying houses along its way through canyons to coastal Malibu, California on November 15, 2018, one week after the fire began, as seen from Encinal Canyon Road.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images Southern California’s Woolsey Fire is now 94 percent contained. It’s officially more destructive than last year’s Thomas Fire, with 1,500 structures destroyed and counting. The last...

Duration:00:16:57

AirTalk asks: What’s your favorite cultural spin on the traditional American Thanksgiving?

11/19/2018
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Central American immigrants celebrate Thanksgiving on November 24, 2016 in Stamford, Connecticut. ; Credit: John Moore/Getty Images Southern California is rich with multiculturalism, and celebrating Thanksgiving is one way for our melting pot to shine. Maybe your family features a Cajun deep-fried turkey at the center of the table. Or you prefer to opt out of mashed potatoes for sticky rice and pumpkin pie for flan. Perhaps a Russian cheese salad that’s versatile with almost everything...

Duration:00:22:04

If your family’s in town for the holidays, there’s more places to take them other than the Griffith Observatory

11/19/2018
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The Griffith Observatory (L) stands above downtown on April 2, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images There’s plenty to see in Los Angeles beyond the quintessential postcard landmarks — you know, the Hollywood Sign, Santa Monica Pier, Getty museum and the aforementioned “gateway to the cosmos” (no offense, Griffith). Beautiful places to be sure, but chances are your relatives have already seen them at least once. Or twice. Or they’re not in the mood to navigate...

Duration:00:18:51

Welcome aboard: Ahead of the holiday weekend, we talk best and worst airports

11/19/2018
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Holiday travelers crowd check in before departure at the Los Angeles International Airport, California on December 22, 2016. ; Credit: RINGO CHIU/AFP/Getty Images There’s lots to look forward to in the coming holiday weekend: family, friends, stuffing. But for those of with a home base in a different part of the country, you’ll have to brave the airport first. And in case you don’t already have a mental ranking of the best and worst airports, last week the Wall Street Journal put out its...

Duration:00:07:56

Week in politics: As final state & national races are called, a look at how the future of Congress is shaping up

11/19/2018
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The US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC on January 22, 2018 after the US Senate reached a deal to reopen the federal government, with Democrats accepting a compromise spending bill.; Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images Every week on Monday, AirTalk’s expert political analysts recap the headlines you might have missed over the weekend in the world of politics and look ahead to what to watch for in the week to come. This week, some of the major state and national elections that were...

Duration:00:28:53

State audit says unsound decision making added billions to bullet train cost

11/16/2018
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Construction of the Muscat Avenue Viaduct seen west of State Route 99, just east of Cedar Avenue on July 13, 2017 in Fresno, California.; Credit: Handout/Getty Images The California High Speed Rail Authority’s decision to start construction on the bullet train in Central Valley ahead of finalizing its plans and obtaining land has led to $600 million in cost overrun, according to a report published Thursday by State Auditor Elaine Howle. We get the latest on the audit, as well as what it...

Duration:00:10:26

AirTalk debates: Education Dept’s newly proposed protections for students accused of sexual assault

11/16/2018
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a Cabinet Meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House on August 16, 2018 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is proposing a major overhaul to the way colleges handle complaints of sexual misconduct. The Education Department released a plan Friday that would require schools to investigate sexual assault and harassment only if the alleged misconduct was reported to certain campus officials and only...

Duration:00:09:28

What new signature requirements will mean for future California state ballot initiatives

11/16/2018
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Mailed in ballots sit in US Postal Service bins inside the office of the Stanislaus County Clerk on November 6, 2018 in Modesto, California.; Credit: Alex Edelman/Getty Images In the state of California, the number of signatures required to qualify a measure for the ballot is based on the number of votes cast in the gubernatorial race. Petitioners must collect signatures equal to eight percent of the most recent gubernatorial vote for initiated constitutional amendments. While signatures...

Duration:00:11:22

FDA wants to ban menthol cigarettes, restrict flavored e-cigs

11/15/2018
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A variety of electronic cigarette flavors are viewed for sale at Vape New York.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, pledged Thursday to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars, and tighten rules regarding the sale of most flavored versions of electronic cigarettes. The move represents a major step to further push down U.S. smoking rates, which have been falling for decades. The...

Duration:00:21:58

Ruling on CNN lawsuit expected later today. We discuss the legal arguments

11/15/2018
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U.S. President Donald Trump gets into an exchange with CNN reporter Jim Acosta during a news conference a day after the midterm elections on November 7, 2018 in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images A ruling is expected to come down today in the suit by CNN to get back Jim Acosta’s press pass, which was revoked last week after a heated back-and-forth with President Trump. One of the big questions is why the White House pulled Acosta’s press pass....

Duration:00:09:27

New study gives mixed results on effectiveness of fish oil and vitamin D, we discuss the supplements’ ability to lower heart or cancer risks

11/15/2018
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Taking fish oil supplements to prevent cardiovascular disease and cancer may not be effective.; Credit: Cathy Scola/Getty Images A large study on fish oil and vitamin D, published Saturday by the New England Journal of Medicine, gave long-awaited answers on who benefits from these nutrients. Fish oils, also called omega-3 fatty acids, taken by healthy people, at a dose found in many supplements, showed no clear ability to lower heart or cancer risks. Vitamin D pills also failed to show...

Duration:00:11:18

Gene-edited foods are hitting grocery shelves early next year. And no, they’re not the same as GMOs

11/15/2018
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Scientists have used a popular gene editing tool called CRISPR to snip out a tiny piece of DNA from one particular gene in a white button mushroom. The resulting mushroom doesn't brown when cut.; Credit: Adam Fagen/Flickr Creative Commons Gene-edited foods could hit grocery shelves as early as next year, according to the Associated Press. Examples of the types of foods being produced? Healthier soybean oil, mushrooms that don’t brown or citrus that’s resistant to diseases like citrus...

Duration:00:09:31

Checking in on a contested gun violence reduction program implemented in several CA cities

11/14/2018
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Gang interventionist Everett Bell, hands out peace message ribbons to passing motorists at the South Central Los Angeles location of the death of junior football star Dannie Farber Jr. who was mistaken for a rival gang member in Compton, California on May 28, 2011.; Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images A few cities in California have been experimenting with a program called Advance Peace which is trying a new approach to reducing gun-related violence: social services and stipends. The...

Duration:00:09:30

Britain and E.U. reach draft Brexit deal: the details and the thorny approval process

11/14/2018
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Anti-Brexit protesters demonstrate in Westminster on November 14, 2018 in London, England. ; Credit: Jack Taylor/Getty Images British Prime Minister Theresa May's office has confirmed that the Cabinet will meet Wednesday to consider a draft divorce deal with the European Union. Downing Street says negotiators from the U.K. and EU have reached a proposed agreement on Britain's withdrawal terms, which now needs political approval from Britain and the bloc. May's office says Cabinet...

Duration:00:11:02