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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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Pasadena, CA

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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

Hawaii missile alert fail: What went wrong and how to respond to future alerts?

1/16/2018
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A morning view of the city of Honolulu, Hawaii is seen on January 13, 2018. Social media ignited on after apparent screenshots of cell phone emergency alerts warning of a "ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii" began circulating, which US officials quickly dismissed as "false."; Credit: EUGENE TANNER/AFP/Getty Images On Saturday, Hawaii residents woke up to a frightening but false alert to seek immediate shelter from an inbound ballistic missile. It took 38-minutes of pandemonium...

What does the Aziz Ansari story tell us about modern sexual culture?

1/16/2018
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Actor/producer Aziz Ansari attends the Official Viewing and After Party of The Golden Globe Awards bosted by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. ; Credit: Greg Doherty/Getty Images On Saturday, Babe.net published the account of a woman monikered as Grace who went on a date with comedian and actor Aziz Ansari. The story has sparked controversy about sexual ethics, the nature of consent and whether the outing of this incident is a...

Week in politics: How lawmakers will pass a deal to fund the government, what DACA has to do with it, and more

1/16/2018
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Activists rally for the passage of a "clean" Dream Act, one without additional security or enforcement measures, outside the New York office of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), January 10, 2018 in New York City.; Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images AirTalk’s political experts Matt Rodriguez and Sean T. Walsh preview the week to come in politics, including: Government funding & DACA deal Also on DACA: Judge blocks Trump’s decision to end it, leading to renewals resuming, plus this article from a...

What Trump’s reported sh*thole comment tells us about WH politics, shifting immigration policy and the state of the media

1/12/2018
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U.S. President Donald Trump walks up to speak to the media with Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway in the East Room at the White House, on January 10, 2018 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images Decoding Trump’s reported use of a vulgarity in describing countries including Haiti and El Salvador. It’s more than just a word, but points to bigger issues inside and outside the White House. Larry speaks with NPR’s Ron Elving and our panel of guests about Trump’s use of the...

Heavy rains in SoCal cause mudslides, damage and freeway closures

1/11/2018
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A home is surrounded by mud and debris caused by a massive mudflow in Montecito, California, January 10, 2018. ; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images Hundreds of rescue workers are searching for bodies buried by debris in the Santa Barbara County’s Montecito. Eight people are missing. Seventeen confirmed dead. Parts of the town are covered in mud, boulders, tree limbs, and splintered lumber. Fifty-nine residences were destroyed, with hundreds damaged. AirTalk has this latest...

Privacy, national security experts debate the future of FISA Section 702 government surveillance

1/11/2018
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Senate Intelligence Committee member Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) is accompanied by plain-clothed U.S. Capitol Police as he arrives for a classified hearing at the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill October 26, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The law allowing the U.S. government to collect emails and other information non-U.S. persons on foreign soil was extended this week in Congress as the House of Representatives passed legislation Thursday morning...

Understanding China’s globalization through a softer lens: a journalist’s family

1/11/2018
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View of the skyline of Shanghai during the J.P. Morgan China Squash Open 2017 in Shanghai on September 3, 2017.; Credit: CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images When tasked with opening the first China bureau for the daily radio program “Marketplace,” reporter and correspondent Scott Tong realized that the changing landscape of the world’s largest populated country could be captured through the stories of five individuals: his family members. In his new book, “A Village with My Name: A Family...

States can now require some Medicaid recipients to work, but what’s the practical impact?

1/11/2018
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U.S. President Donald Trump makes remarks in the Oval Office prior to signing the bipartisan Interdict Act, a bill to stop the flow of opioids into the United States, on January 10, 2018 in Washington, D.C.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images In a major policy shift, the Trump administration said Thursday it is offering a path for states that want to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients. Ten states -- Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina,...

The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program may soon lose funding. Should it?

1/11/2018
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A student walks near Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA on April 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images If you’re a student who’s racked up debt, since 2007 you’ve had the option of working in the public sector or for a non-profit for ten years to have your debt erased under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). If you’re in the program already, you’ll still be on track for loan forgiveness, but under Trump’s 2018 budget proposal, the...

How to preserve nuanced thinking in a culture of knee-jerk groupthink

1/11/2018
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Demonstrators participate in the #MeToo Survivors' March in response to several high-profile sexual harassment scandals on November 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images The year 2017 was one where it seemed like almost every issue you could bring up was a political third rail. The hyper-partisanship and divisiveness turned up to 11 in the era of #MAGA vs. #NeverTrump, and there are no signs it’s letting up. For some who might otherwise feel...

As skies clear, rescue efforts continue for Southern California residents trapped by mudslides and flooding

1/10/2018
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A bulldozer clears mud off the road near a flooded section of US 101 freeway near the San Ysidro exit in Montecito, California on January 9, 2018. ; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images Yesterday morning’s massive mudslides and flooding in Montecito killed at least 15 people, with dozens of others unaccounted for. As of dawn, about 300 residents of Montecito’s Romero Canyon were awaiting rescue. The canyon is inaccessible except by helicopter. AirTalk surveys the...

From ‘The Post’ to ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ how accurately is your profession depicted in Hollywood?

1/10/2018
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(L-R) Tom Hanks, David Cross, John Rue, Bob Odenkirk, Jessie Mueller and Philip Casnoff in Twentieth Century Fox’s "The Post."; Credit: Photo Credit: Niko Tavernise From cops and lawyers to journalists and news anchors to paper company salespeople and local government employees, there are no shortages of television and film portrayals of jobs and careers. Steven Spielberg's “The Post,” is a good recent example. The film is a punchy drama starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks in a story...

All politics are local: Following Ed Royce, Darrell Issa announces retirement. Plus, DiFi’s release of Fusion GPS dossier

1/10/2018
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Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is joined by more than a dozen Republican members of Congress as he speaks during a news conference about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program at the U.S. Capitol November 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Another Southern California Republican member of Congress is bowing out – Darrell Issa won’t run for re-election this year. His district straddles Orange and San Diego counties. It was considered one of...

Put me in, job coach: advice for older workers looking for employment

1/9/2018
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American Airlines longest serving flight attendant, Bette Nash (L), 81 years old, greets passengers disembarking from her daily return flight to Boston at Ronald Reagan Washington Airport in Arlington, Virginia on December 19, 2017. ; Credit: ERIC BARADAT/AFP/Getty Images December job numbers were released last week and the number of jobs added continued the trend of growth seen throughout 2017. When we discuss employment numbers on AirTalk, we often get calls from older listeners who...

Does Apple have a responsibility to curb mobile addiction in kids?

1/9/2018
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A boy plays with an iPhone in Brazil's first Apple retail store minutes after it opened to the public for the first time in the Village Mall shopping center on February 15, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.; Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images Two major Apple investors have urged the iPhone maker to take action to curb growing smartphone addiction among children, highlighting growing concern about the effects of gadgets and social media on youngsters. New York-based Jana Partners LLC and the...

Week in Politics: President Oprah?! ‘Sloppy Steve’ and will Trump be interviewed by Mueller?

1/8/2018
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Copies of the book "Fire and Fury" by author Michael Wolff are displayed on a shelf at Book Passage on January 5, 2018 in Corte Madera, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images In this week’s politics lookahead, Larry and AirTalk’s political analysts tackle: Oprah’s Golden Globes speech is fueling speculations of a 2020 presidential run The release of the Michael Wolff's White House tell-all, "Fire & Fury" and the aftermath President Trump’s lawyer talking to Mueller about...

Roll-up TV screens, smart cities and robots: we preview the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

1/8/2018
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A member of a show crew sets up exhibition for the booth of Intel prior to the CES 2018 at the Las Vegas convention Center on January 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images The Consumer Electronic Show (CES) kicks off in Las Vegas this week with the newest technology in everything from televisions and wearables to virtual reality and robots. In recent years, the auto industry has capitalized on CES to showcase advancements in self-driving cars, electric...

We talk the future of LAUSD, after Superintendent Michelle King’s announces departure

1/8/2018
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Students arrive at a school in Los Angeles on December 16, 2015. ; Credit: RINGO CHIU/AFP/Getty Images Michelle King, who has been on medical leave from her job as the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District since mid-September, announced Friday she will not return to the office. King informed members of the L.A. Unified School Board she will remain on leave until June 30, at which point she will retire, according to a statement sent by the district. Long-time...

Forget self-help, here’s to a better, more empowered year by way of science

1/8/2018
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A woman works on her computer at the kitchen of the "Beta-i" startup hub in Lisbon on September 29, 2016.; Credit: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images From syndicated columnist and frequent AirTalk guest Amy Alkon comes her spin on the self-help genre – but one based on findings from behavioral science. In “Unf*ckology,” Alkon shows you why self-esteem isn’t what it cracks up to be, why shame is actually good for you, and why being inauthentic is necessary, and how to become what...

President Oprah? Not so fast. Here are the challenges of a 2020 presidential run

1/8/2018
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In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Oprah Winfrey accepts the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award speaks onstage during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. ; Credit: Handout/NBCUniversal via Getty Images The reviews are in and the undisputed highlight of the 2018 Golden Globes awards was the rousing speech Oprah delivered as she received the Cecil B. DeMille award – the first black woman to do so in the...
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