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33 - Ask Hal!

It's the first episode of 2019\. Happy New Year everyone! In this episode, my digital producer has been asking me to do a one-man show -- with no guests -- and just talk about myself. So I asked those who follow my journalist pages to give me some things to talk about on this episode. WOW what a great response! Thank you. Hit the subscribe button on this podcast and connect with me on social: Facebook.com/HalEisner Instagram.com/HalEisner Twitter.com/HalEisner You can watch FOX 11 News In...


32 - California Earthquake Authority: Talking insurance options

If you live in California, you know that earthquakes are a fact of life, which means you have to be prepared for them. There are certain types of insurance available. And you can choose a policy that fits your needs and budget. Glenn Pomeroy is CEO of the California Earthquake Authority, and he helped us understand the options we have. For more information, visit https://www.earthquakeauthority.com/ Hit the subscribe button on this podcast, and connect with Hal on social:...


31 - Meet California's youngest female mayor; Remembering '41'

It's a very interesting show this week with two fascinating women. Joanne Drake is from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute. Tara Campbell is the mayor of Yorba Linda, CA. Joanne Drake brings us her perspective of former President George H. W. Bush having worked with him, while Tara Campbell joins us to talk about becoming the youngest female Mayor in California history. You can watch these two on our In-Depth show here:...


30 - The growing threat of wildfires

The Woolsey Fire, The Lilac Fire, the Holy Fire... These things have names, but for those caught in their cross hairs, they will be remembered for the horror they created. In this episode we talk with LA City Fire Captain Erik Scott, LA County Fire Captain Tony Imbrenda and Captain Brian McGrath from Ventura County Fire. To all, global warming issues are a concern, but so are the horrendous fires they are frequently being called in to fight. In this segment, reaction to the report and to the...


29 - Mr. Traffic on how to deal with the congested LA freeways

For the past 25 years, Kenny Morse has been the only radio/TV/internet talk show host who has tackled the issues relating to being behind the wheels as a driver in Los Angeles traffic. We asked him to join us to talk about how much traffic has changed here in Los Angeles over the decades, from the early streetcars to the daily congestion we see on the roads every day. For more info, visit Kenny's site at http://www.kennymorse.com/mrtraffic Hit the subscribe button on this podcast, and...


28 - Fighting organized retail theft and shoplifting during the holidays

Over the years there have been so many cases of gangs or groups of people going into store and grabbing hundreds of thousands of dollars of merchandise. And, during the holidays thefts always increase. LA is the #1 city in the US for organized retail theft according to the National Retail Federation. So, the question is how to deal with it? Recently, Governor Brown signed into law the new Organized Retail Theft crime law. And, Los Angeles and the LAPD have just announced a new partnership...


27 - County agencies talking about animal rescues, zero kill, anti-puppy mill

People used to get their dogs and cats at a pet shop. It wasn't looked upon nicely when you had a rescue, but nowadays that mentality has flipped -- having a rescue is like a badge of honor! How are our county agencies dealing with such things as zero kill, anti-puppy mill and other public policies? Joining us is John Welsch from Riverside County Animal Services, Mike Kaviani from Orange County Animal Care, and Dr. Rachelle Saelor from LA County Animal Control. You can watch these guest on...


26 - The film and TV career of actress Sally Kirkland

Sally Kirkland is an American film and television actress I've known for quite a long time. Feisty, hard-working, famously liberal, with the trademark blonde hair, actress Sally Kirkland has certainly made an indelible mark on Hollywood history. She's had an amazing life and has dealt with incredible people in the industry from the moment she started her career in 1965 through today. Hit the subscribe button on this podcast, and connect with Hal on social: Facebook.com/HalEisner...


25 - The untold story of the Menendez family & murder case

There’s a book about a case I did some reporting on way back in 1989\. The author, Robert Rand, has spent decades looking into this case, and he’s even talked to Lyle and Erik, and he has a lot to say about the Menendez murders. The Menendez saga has captivated the American public since 1989\. The killing of José and Kitty Menendez on a quiet Sunday evening in Beverly Hills didn’t make the cover of People magazine until the arrest of their sons seven months later, and the case developed an...


24 - Community leaders uniting after the Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting

There was a horrible mass shooting at the Tree of Life in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 27, 2018. This incident prompted us to gather many community leaders locally to talk about the incident and share thoughts on how to heal the world and make it a better more united place for all. More information on Aaron Wolf's documentary, Restoring Tomorrow here: https://www.restoringtomorrowfilm.com Hit the subscribe button on this podcast, and connect with Hal...


23 - Talkin World Series with Dodgers historian and stadium announcer

GO DODGERS! The Los Angeles Dodgers gave their fans another great year going to the World Series for the 2nd time consecutively. What did it take to be winners for a 2nd year in a row? We talk to Dodgers Team Historian Mark Langill and Dodgers Stadium Announcer Todd Leitz. Hit the subscribe button on this podcast, and connect with Hal on social: Facebook.com/HalEisner Instagram.com/HalEisner Twitter.com/HalEisner You can watch FOX 11 News In Depth Sundays at noon PT on KCOP Channel 13....


ENCORE: Chris Carter talks Beatles (KTTV 70th Anniversary)

We talk with Chris Carter, an LA disk jockey who started his career as a founding member of alt rock band Dramarama, then went on to have America's longest-running Beatles-based radio show and can now be found on Chris Carter's British Invasion on Sirius XM Radio. To watch a video interview with Chris Carter, visit the In Depth page on FOX 11:http://www.foxla.com/entertainment/features/fox-11-in-depth-on-school-safety-helping-charities-and-a-look-back-on-the-beatles Hit the subscribe button...


22 - Twenty years with the Aquarium of the Pacific

Twenty years ago, we got an aquarium in Long Beach, California that has grown and grown, becoming an educational piece of the community. We asked some of the officials from the Aquarium of the Pacific to come join us to talk about what they're doing, their critters and global warming. To watch an interview with these guests, visit the FOX 11 News In Depth page here:...


21 - LAPD Public Information Director Josh Rubenstein

Josh Rubenstein made his name on Los Angeles Television reporting news and presenting weather for KCBS/KCAL. Now, as the LAPD’s Public Information Director, he uses his television knowledge in the presentation for body-cam videos in which there are questions of possible abuse of power. For his first sit-down interview about his former and new career ,Josh discusses why the career switch and how these videos are prepared for use on television. From some quarters they’ve drawn criticism and he...


20 - Smart phone dependency, addiction and hacking

Julie Albright, Alon Shwartz and Alan Silberberg talk about our dependence on smartphones and concerns about misinformation as it applies to elections and digital addiction. To watch these guests, visit the FOX 11 News In Depth page here: http://www.foxla.com/entertainment/features/fox-11-in-depth-from-the-california-wildfires-to-digital-addiction Hit the subscribe button on this podcast, and connect with Hal on social: Facebook.com/HalEisner Instagram.com/HalEisner Twitter.com/HalEisner You...


19 - Las Vegas Shooting Anniversary: Route 91 Strong

It was one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history on October 1st last year, as 58 people killed, 422 others wounded by gunfire, and many more injured trying to escape at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas. We talk to some of the survivors of that concert as they share their experience that night and also talk about Route 91 Strong, an organization to help survivors of gun violence, and to raise awareness and funds and to gather resources for all victims, survivors...


18 - Las Vegas Shooting anniversary + agencies want to hear from victims

It was one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history on October 1st last year. 58 people killed and 422 others wounded by gunfire with many more injured trying to escape. It is a grim anniversary to say the least. One of the things that agencies in California and Nevada have been trying to do is reach out to people at that concert on the night of the massacre, since there are benefits available to you if you were there. You may feel like you don’t need those benefits now, but maybe...


17 - The California Coast Arthritis Bike Classic

In this episode, we’re talking about how we help each other. There are many organizations that raise money to find cures for all kinds of diseases, and arthritis is chief among them. The California Coast Arthritis Bike Classic is a bike ride to help raise money and awareness for the Arthritis Foundation. It's a decades-old event that brings in big dollars to help research in the many crippling arthritic diseases. Joining us are Shannon Marang Cox with the Arthritis Foundation, Raquel Ovilo...


16 - The Chatsworth Train Collision: 10 years later

It was 10 years ago this week on September 12, 2008, when a Metrolink commuter train slammed into a freight train head on in Chatsworth, California. It was one of the worst train disasters in California history. We spoke with Claudia, the wife of Doyle Souser, who was one of the victims of the collision, and also spoke to a couple Metrolink board members at the time. We remember what happened that day, and what safety improvements have been made since. To watch a video interview with these...


15 - It's back-to-school: Security, finances and education

Beaumont School Superintendent Terrence Davis, Rialto School Superintendent Cuauhtémoc Avila and Yucaipa/Calimesa Superintendent Cali Binks talk about their districts as school gets going for 2018\. Finances, school safety and teaching our kids. To watch a video interview with these guests, visit the In Depth page on FOX 11: http://www.foxla.com/entertainment/features/fox-11-in-depth-on-school-safety-helping-charities-and-a-look-back-on-the-beatles Hit the subscribe button on this podcast,...