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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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CA gets more than $1-billion in Volkswagen settlements. Where should the money go?

5/25/2018
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A staff member cleans the logo of a VW car on display ahead of the annual general meeting of German carmaker Volkswagen, in Berlin on May 3, 2018.; Credit: TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images Today, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is slated to finalize a $423-million settlement plan with Volkswagen on initiatives to fix the harm that already occurred from the smog-forming nitrogen oxide, or NOx, emitted by its vehicles in the state. Lawmakers and advocates have been split on how...

Duration:00:14:12

From Eisenhower to Kennedy: What the two presidencies meant for a changing America

5/25/2018
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President John F. Kennedy and former president Dwight D. Eisenhower September 10, 1962 at the White House.; Credit: National Archives/Getty Images The 1960s are considered a time of change, and that included the U.S. presidency. When John F. Kennedy narrowly defeated Richard Nixon in 1961, a little-known 10-week transition period was as much of a whirlwind shift as the rest of the country. It was a stark contrast from then-president, Dwight D. Eisenhower’s tenure in the White House and...

Duration:00:12:10

Weinstein arrested, charged with rape – our legal analysts break down what comes next

5/25/2018
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Harvey Weinstein leaves the Manhattan Criminal Court on May 25, 2018 in New York. - Weinstein was arrested and charged Friday with rape and other sex crimes involving two separate women, New York police announced shortly after the fallen Hollywood mogul surrendered to authorities.; Credit: KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images Flinching when he heard himself described as a man who used power to prey on women, Harvey Weinstein was arraigned Friday on charges of rape and a criminal sex act in...

Duration:00:21:10

We evaluate US strategy towards North Korea as Trump opens door to diplomacy with Kim Jong Un hours after canceling summit

5/24/2018
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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and US President Donald Trump speaking to the press in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on February 9, 2018. ; Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images President Donald Trump declares he is "waiting" to see if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will again "engage in constructive dialogue." Trump opened the door for diplomacy Thursday just hours after he canceled a summit with Kim scheduled for next month in Singapore. But he insisted that Kim...

Duration:00:16:50

Is the city creating a monopoly with its proposed scooter and bike-sharing regulations?

5/24/2018
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A still of three Bird scooters.; Credit: Bird scooters. Los Angeles officials have started debating how to regulate the influx of scooter and bike-sharing companies that have popped up throughout the city, garnering praise for solving the “last mile” problem, as well as annoyance and safety concerns from residents. On Wednesday, the Transportation Department floated some regulations as part of a one-year pilot test of new rules. The rules would limit each company from having more than...

Duration:00:18:11

Why you should read all of the privacy policy updates flooding your inbox

5/24/2018
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A man reads a full-page advertisment, taken out by Mark Zuckerberg, the chairman and chief executive officer of Facebook to apologise for the large-scale leak of personal data from the social network, on the backpage of a newspaper, in Ripon, England on March 25, 2018.; Credit: OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images A new law protecting users’ digital data is going into effect across the European Union on Friday – and it’s changing privacy policies for U.S. users too. The General Data Protection...

Duration:00:12:36

How much of California’s $9-billion budget surplus should go to fight homelessness?

5/24/2018
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A line of homeless people at the Santa Ana riverbed wait to get connected with a motel room or shelter on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.; Credit: Jill Replogle/KPCC The homeless problem has reached crisis level in the state. Mayors across the state are banding together to ask the Brown administration for $1.5 billion to tackle homelessness in their cities. The coalition is made up of mayors from 11 of the biggest cities in the state, including Long Beach, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, and...

Duration:00:10:52

Security measure or Big Brother? Civil rights groups ask Amazon to stop selling its facial recognition system to law enforcement

5/24/2018
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Amazon on screen; Credit: LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images The ACLU released an open letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Tuesday, demanding Amazon to “stop powering a government surveillance infrastructure that poses a grave threat to customers and communities across the country.” The technology, called Rekognition, was released in 2016 through Amazon’s cloud computing division. For a low price, it helps users identify people, objects, scenes and activities in videos or images. It’s been used by...

Duration:00:18:10

NFL has settled on a solution to player protests during the national anthem

5/23/2018
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NFL football stadium ; Credit: File photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field. The decision was announced Wednesday by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the league's spring meeting in Atlanta. In a sign that players were not part of the discussions, any...

Duration:00:06:38

Some residents say this Koreatown spot isn’t right for a homeless shelter, but is there a good place in Los Angeles?

5/23/2018
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Homeless people mill around on a Skid Row sidewalk in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Nearly a month ago, Mayor Eric Garcetti declared a shelter crisis in Los Angeles, and said the city will ease restrictions on the building of new homeless shelters and launch a $20 million effort to create housing around the city. Now, plans to create a temporary shelter in Koreatown have sparked backlash and protest from locals, who say they were not informed of the plan...

Duration:00:40:57

In light of Philip Roth’s death, we look at the Jewish intellectual tradition and its impact on America

5/23/2018
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Author Philip Roth poses for a photo in the offices of his publisher Houghton Mifflin, in New York.; Credit: AP Photo/Richard Drew Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of "Portnoy's Complaint" to the elegiac lyricism of "American Pastoral," died Tuesday night at age 85. The author of more than 25 books, Roth identified himself as an American writer, not a Jewish one, but for Roth, the American...

Duration:00:15:45

Faculty members call for USC president to resign after Tyndall scandal

5/22/2018
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School President of USC CL Max Nikias attends The University Of Southern California's Commencement Ceremony at Alumni Park at USC on May 11, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: Leon Bennett/Getty Images A group of some 200 faculty members at USC are calling for the school’s president to step down, after a brewing scandal that has once again put the school’s culture and its leadership under scrutiny. The latest scandal involves a former gynecologist, Dr. George Tyndall, who was...

Duration:00:28:47

SCOTUS takes employer side in class arbitration decision – what does that mean for #MeToo in CA?

5/22/2018
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The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.; Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld workplace arbitration contracts that require employee claims be made individually. Employers are sighing with relief, but workers advocates say this will make it much harder for wronged employees to get justice. We discuss the implications for California workplaces, as well as #MeToo. Guests: Jack S. Sholkoff, employment lawyer at Ogletree Deakins in Los Angeles Orly...

Duration:00:15:24

What is standard of care during a gynecological exam?

5/22/2018
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The entrance to the Engemann Student Health Center on the campus of the University of Southern California (USC) is seen in Los Angeles, California on May 17, 2018.; Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images Three days after the LA Times published a piece detailing years of complaints against USC’s sole full-time gynecologist, around 200 people had already contacted the university phone line and website dedicated to reports regarding the OBGYN. The first known complaints against George...

Duration:00:18:58

California bill to provide MediCal to all adults, regardless of immigration status

5/22/2018
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A doctor's office at the South Los Angeles Family Health Center.; Credit: Mae Ryan/KPCC A recent Senate Bill from Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) would extend MediCal to all adults in the state, regardless of their immigration status. According to Lara, the state is already picking up the healthcare tab for all adults in the state, via emergency room visits. His plan would standardize that coverage and help fill the gaps left by our immigration policy. But opponents are...

Duration:00:18:30

Starbucks invites you to hang out at its stores without having to buy anything. What can possibly go wrong?

5/22/2018
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A Starbucks snapshot taken on the Upper West Side in New York City.; Credit: Ed Yourdon/Flickr Starbucks is announcing a new policy that allows anyone to sit in its cafes or use its restrooms, even if they don't buy anything. The new policy comes five weeks after two black men who hadn't bought anything were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks. Company executives have said its previous policies were loose and ambiguous, leaving decisions on whether people could sit in its stores or use...

Duration:00:13:45

Earth’s survival, as argued by a wizard and a prophet

5/21/2018
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Charles C. Mann ; Credit: aspeninstitute-internal, Flickr When you think about the world 40 years from now, what do you foresee? For one, envision a population of 10 billion. Now, if you’re like scientist William Vogt, Earth is overcrowded, grappling with limited resources and doomed. So we must do everything possible to, “Cut back! Cut back!” This is the prophet mentality. But if you’re like scientist Norman Borlaug, the future is full of innovation and there is only one answer to save...

Duration:00:18:13

Latest on the Santa Fe shooting: Gun debate, police tactics and how the community is coping

5/21/2018
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Crosses made by Greg Zanis for the victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting are seen at the high school, on May 21, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas.; Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images There is still a lot that isn’t clear about Friday’s shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. The suspect, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, was charged with capital murder and aggravated assault on a public servant on Friday. The Justice Department may file more charges after authorities confirmed...

Duration:00:15:16

Week in politics: Political implications of Trump’s request for DOJ to investigate FBI surveillance of his campaign, plus more weekend headlines you might’ve missed

5/21/2018
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US President Donald Trump stands for the National Anthem during a swearing-in ceremony for Gina Haspel as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, May 21, 2018.; Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the headlines you might have missed over the weekend and looks ahead to what to watch for in state and national politics in the week to come. Trump wants DOJ to look into whether FBI surveilled his...

Duration:00:22:46

Legal and political implications of President Trump’s request for DOJ to investigate FBI surveillance of his campaign

5/21/2018
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President Trump speaks during a security briefing at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.; Credit: Nicholas Kamm /AFP/Getty Images President Trump fired another shot at the Department of Justice and its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election on Sunday, when he took to his preferred 240 character medium to announce that he would be formally requesting the DOJ look into the possibility that the FBI spied on his 2016 presidential campaign for political...

Duration:00:16:07

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