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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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Nevada jury acquits Bundy ranch standoff participants

8/24/2017
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Ryan Bundy speaks on his phone at the occupied Malheur National Wildlife Refuge on the sixth day of the occupation of the federal building in Burns, Oregon on January 7, 2016.; Credit: ROB KERR/AFP/Getty Images A federal jury in Las Vegas refused Tuesday to convict four defendants who were retried on accusations that they threatened and assaulted federal agents by wielding assault weapons in a 2014 confrontation to stop a cattle roundup near the Nevada ranch of states' rights figure...

Duration: 00:15:00


Treading lightly? The benefits and pitfalls of Obama’s coming re-emergence

8/23/2017
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President Barack Obama at the 20th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit in Stateline, Nevada, Aug. 31, 2016.; Credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Since leaving office, former President Barack Obama has kept a pretty low profile. According to his his former senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, he’s enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He visited Palm Springs, the Caribbean and Hawaii for vacation and opened a brand new office in Washington, D.C.’s West End. But this fall, he’s planning to...

Duration: 00:21:35


Analyzing Trump’s strategy at Phoenix rally, plus the growing divide between Trump and Senate leadership

8/23/2017
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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally on August 31, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. ; Credit: Ralph Freso/Getty Images After a tumultuous week following Charlottesville, President Trump returned Tuesday night to one of the places it seems he’s most happy: at a podium in a packed auditorium for a campaign-style rally. In a speech that covered a sweeping range of topics, Mr. Trump defended his previous condemnation of the racially-charged violence in...

Duration: 00:17:30


The environmental and economic trade-offs of Trump’s infrastructure executive order

8/23/2017
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US President Donald Trump delivers remarks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017 in New York City. He fielded questions from reporters about his comments on the events in Charlottesville, Virginia and white supremacists.; Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Trump last week announced the signing of an executive order to streamline permitting regulations and create manufacturing jobs. While it may not have been the primary focus of the news...

Duration: 00:14:02


Back to School: AirTalk listeners share stories about their most influential teachers

8/23/2017
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Science teacher Virginia Escobar-Cheng works with her students in a science class in a high school in Homestead, Florida, on March 10, 2017. ; Credit: RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images With the new school year upon us, teachers are readying themselves for upcoming academic challenges. From handling large classes and standardized test prep to protecting student rights, teachers are in a constant balancing act all while pulling a 60+ hour week. No matter what your opinion might be about the...

Duration: 00:19:00


City Attorney Mike Feuer files suit against DOJ over ‘sanctuary’ city funding, and more

8/23/2017
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File: Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer speaks to the press during the inaugural National Prosecutorial Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.; Credit: Branden Camp/AP The City of Los Angeles has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice, which announced last month its intention to withhold law enforcement funding from so-called “sanctuary” cities. Los Angeles is the latest city to argue that the Justice Department’s move is unconstitutional, on the heels of a similar suit filed by...

Duration: 00:08:59


A growing threat to cybersecurity may be in your back pocket

8/23/2017
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A visitor tries out an Apple iPhone 7 on the first day of sales of the new phone at the Berlin Apple store on September 16, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. ; Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images A growing threat to mobile security is hitting cell phones across the country. An article published this week in the The New York Times says hackers have been deceiving some of the world’s largest mobile service providers and transferring phone numbers and account information to a device hackers have in...

Duration: 00:10:01


Housing, development experts debate proposed LA City linkage fee on new construction

8/22/2017
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Construction workers are seen atop a builing of new apartments for sale in Alhambra, east of downtown Los Angeles on March 23, 2012 in California.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images A more than two-year-old proposal from Mayor Eric Garcetti to impose a ‘linkage fee’ on new construction is still floating around city hall and, with a hearing Tuesday afternoon in front of the L.A. City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee and a major debate going on across California...

Duration: 00:25:04


What does Trump’s new Afghanistan strategy mean for American troops?

8/22/2017
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U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on Americas military involvement in Afghanistan at the Fort Myer military base on August 21, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. ; Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images Last night, President Trump addressed the nation on his new Afghanistan war strategy. Trump, the third president to face the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, is likely to green light 3,900 additional troops. To date, there are about 8,400 U.S. soldiers there. While the details were fuzzy,...

Duration: 00:22:49


Debating Jeff Sessions and Donald Trump’s new war on drugs

8/22/2017
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U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) attend a panel discussion on an opioid and drug abuse in the Roosevelt Room of the White House March 29, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Pool/Getty Images Since taking office, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has repeatedly touted his goals of reducing the recent national uptick in violent crime. In February, during his speech as a newly-minted attorney general at a National Association of Attorneys General gathering,...

Duration: 00:14:02


The future of the LA Times after major shake-up

8/22/2017
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The Los Angeles Times Building in downtown Los Angeles, California on July 10, 2013. ; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images In the latest major shake-up at the Los Angeles Times, Executive Editor and Publisher Davan Maharaj and his second-in-command Marc Duvoisin were abruptly fired Monday, according to the Los Angeles Times. The newspaper's parent company, Tronc, has installed Chicago Sun-Times editor and publisher Jim Kirk as interim editor of the L.A. Times. The newspaper's...

Duration: 00:15:03


Week in politics: What Bannon’s departure means for White House policy and Breitbart

8/22/2017
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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 01: Senior Counselor to the President Steve Bannon helps with last minute preparations before President Donald Trump announces his decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement at the White House June 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump pledged on the campaign trail to withdraw from the accord, which former President Barack Obama and the leaders of 194 other countries signed in 2015 to deal with greenhouse gas emissions mitigation, adaptation and finance so to limit...

Duration: 00:29:06


RIP Jerry Lewis: What made the comedy legend so polarizing?

8/21/2017
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Comedian Jerry Lewis participates in the SiriusXM Town Hall at The Friars Club on June 4, 2014 in New York City.; Credit: Andrew Toth/Getty Images for SiriusXM Comedy legend Jerry Lewis, 91, died in his Las Vegas home on Sunday from natural causes, according to his publicist. As reported by the Associated Press, Lewis suffered from lung disease pulmonary fibrosis, back problems and had a pain killer addiction. He was best known for his outlandish slapstick comedy and annual muscular...

Duration: 00:19:04


AirTalk’s live coverage of the Great North American Eclipse

8/21/2017
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This photo combo shows the moon passing in front of the sun (top L to bottom R) during a total solar eclipse in the city of Ternate, in Indonesia's Maluku Islands, on March 9, 2016.; Credit: BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images Nearly a century has passed since North America witnessed a total solar eclipse. Not sure exactly how to define an eclipse? An eclipse, which lasts a handful of minutes, occurs when the sun, Earth and moon move in alignment with each other, according to NASA. In fact, that...

Duration: 00:49:03


T-minus 3 days: Total solar eclipse

8/18/2017
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Proper eye protection is a must for anyone looking up at a solar eclipse; eclipse glasses are far darker than regular sunglasses.; Credit: Joseph Okpako/Getty Images Over the next seventy-two hours, Angelenos will travel all over the country to cities and states in the once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse’s path of totality. We’ll speak with them live on Monday as the eclipse peaks here in southern California. In the meantime, we talk with science writer John Dvorak, who has been following...

Duration: 00:08:54


A look at the latest after vehicles plow through crowds in Barcelona, Cambrils

8/18/2017
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People clap after walking along Las Ramblas after a minute's silence following yesterday's terrorist attack, on August 18, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. ; Credit: Carl Court/Getty Images The Catalonian cities of Barcelona and Cambrils in Spain were targets of two new attacks where vehicles plowed into a crowded area. As reported by the BBC, a white van zig-zagged through Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas district Thursday afternoon, hitting as many pedestrians as possible before fleeing the...

Duration: 00:20:45


After Charlottesville, examining how tech giants are becoming gatekeepers for online content

8/18/2017
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In this photo illustration, The Google logo is projected onto a man on August 09, 2017 in London, England.; Credit: Leon Neal/Getty Images In the days since the violence in Charlottesville, major tech companies across the spectrum have been wading into the national discussion about how far free speech protections go when it comes to the kinds of hate speech that white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups use to promote their beliefs. Monday, Domain name registrar GoDaddy de-listed the...

Duration: 00:18:14


After statement saying white supremacist violence isn’t free speech, are CA ACLU branches breaking rank?

8/18/2017
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Protesters use their banners to block the view of victims injured when a car plowed through a crowd of demonstrators marching through the downtown shopping district August 12, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images After statement saying white supremacist violence isn’t free speech, are CA ACLU branches breaking rank? The American Civil Liberties Union has been in the spotlight since the beginning of the Trump administration as the major legal...

Duration: 00:22:00


Parsing political strategies after Trump’s latest Charlottesville comments

8/16/2017
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US President Donald Trump delivers remarks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017 in New York City.; Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images President Donald Trump took to the podium at Trump Tower Tuesday for an infrastructure presser that quickly took a turn into a heated back and forth on his Charlottesville comments. Trump, who appeared to have prepared statements from his Saturday statement on Charlotteville close at hand for the conference, decided to go...

Duration: 00:28:59


Looking at the constitutionality of DOJ request for LA-based tech company’s data on anti-Trump protesters

8/15/2017
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Anti-Donald Trump protesters demonstrate on Inauguration Day, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.; Credit: Courtesy of Jonas Anderson A tech firm based in Los Angeles is fighting back against the U.S. Department of Justice, which has demanded it turn over more than 1.3 million IP addresses for people who visited a website that was used to organize anti-Trump protests during his inauguration. Dreamhost, a company that hosts websites and sells domain names, made the DOJ request public on Monday,...

Duration: 00:15:02

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