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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

Should Franken and Moore be ousted? Accountability, personal values and the most pragmatic path forward

11/17/2017
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Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) listens as Judge Neil Gorsuch testifies during second day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, March 21, 2017 in Washington.; Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images After being accused of sexual harassment by radio anchor Leeann Tweeden, Democratic Minnesota Senator Al Franken issued two apologies, admitting to his behavior and calling for an ethics investigation into his own...

Duration: 00:29:06


They’re alive! Are smart toys changing how children interact with humans?

11/17/2017
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Alexander the friendly robot visits the Indoor Park to interact with children by telling classic fairy tales, singing and dancing at Westfield London on August 10, 2016 in London, England.; Credit: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Westfield It’s cute when a kid asks, “Alexa, did you farted?,” but as the realm of smart technology quickly evolves from household voice assistants to tangible, intelligent toys, how should we monitor children’s relationship with AI? Take Cozmo for example. The...

Duration: 00:18:57


House’s tax vote, plus LA radio personality accuses Al Franken of sexual misconduct

11/16/2017
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US Senator Al Franken, Democrat of Minnesota, attends a US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing on Russian influence on social networks with representatives from Facebook, Twitter and Google, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 31, 2017.; Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images The House is expected to pass its version of the tax overhaul plan to slash corporate tax rates and reduce personal income tax rates while eliminating some deductions and credits. The vote...

Duration: 00:15:11


It’s rivalry week on campus, and AirTalk wants to hear your best prank stories

11/16/2017
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Fisheye view of the half-time show at the 1984 Rose Bowl Game between UCLA and Illinois, Pasadena, California, January 2, 1984. During the third quarter, Caltech students hacked into the scoreboard so it read “Caltech 38, MIT 9,” instead of UCLA leading Illinois by the same number.; Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images Stolen statues. Hijacked card stunts. Dumping manure from a helicopter. The rivalry blood between USC and UCLA runs deep, and as they go head to head on the football field...

Duration: 00:18:24


New regulations for CA law enforcement to prevent racial profiling – but are they practical?

11/16/2017
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In July, California law enforcement officers will start collecting demographics data from nearly all drivers and pedestrians they stop in an effort to recognize and prevent racial profiling.; Credit: Stock photo by Chris Yarzab/Flickr Creative Commons Starting in July, law enforcement officers throughout California will start collecting demographics data from nearly all drivers and pedestrians that they stop – that includes data on race, gender, English proficiency and disabilities. The...

Duration: 00:23:05


At a cultural crossroads, forecasting the future of the NFL and football as America’s most popular team sport

11/16/2017
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Players on the Kansas City Chiefs take a knee before a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at the StubHub Center on September 24, 2017 in Carson, California. ; Credit: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images It’s been a trying season for the NFL this year. Viewership continues to drop, some teams have been plagued by clashes between ownership and players over on-field protests of the national anthem, and links between the game and head injuries continue to surface, most recently with the news that...

Duration: 00:14:13


How should UCLA discipline the 3 players caught shoplifting in China?

11/15/2017
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LaVar Ball (L), father of basketball player LiAngelo Ball and the owner of the Big Baller brand, sits with his other son LaMelo Ball (R) during a promotional event in Hong Kong on November 14, 2017. LiAngelo Ball and UCLA basketball teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were arrested on November 7 in Hangzhou.; Credit: AFP Contributor/AFP/Getty Images The three Bruins basketball players who were detained in China for stealing Louis Vuitton sunglasses have now returned home. While they...

Duration: 00:29:19


Is the NorCal shooting a textbook case for how schools should handle similar incidents?

11/15/2017
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FBI agents are seen behind yellow crime scene tape outside Rancho Tehama Elementary School after a shooting in the morning on November 14, 2017, in Rancho Tehama, California.; Credit: ELIJAH NOUVELAGE/AFP/Getty Images On Tuesday, a gunman opened fire in the small Northern California town of Rancho Tehama Reserve, about 130 miles north of Sacramento, killing at least four and wounding many others before being shot dead by police. The 45-minute shooting spree occurred at multiple...

Duration: 00:15:02


How the GOP tax plan became an ACA repeal plan

11/15/2017
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), speaks to reporters about the proposed Senate Republican tax bill, after attending the Senate GOP policy luncheon, at US Capitol on November 14, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images The Senate’s version of the tax overhaul plan will include a repeal of the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act. The move accomplishes two things: it’s a way to help pay for the major tax cuts the tax overhaul wants to accomplish,...

Duration: 00:08:24


CA wants to close the higher education gap by creating a statewide-online community college

11/15/2017
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The California Community College’s Board of Governors has pushed forward some proposals for the development of an online-only community college option.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images On Monday, a proposal for an all-online community college was heard in efforts to boost job prospects for about 2 million working class Californians who lack full degrees. The California Community College’s Board of Governors heard three proposals aimed at helping residents who have some college under...

Duration: 00:24:24


LeBron James said he’d never pay for an app. So what are some of the things you’re cheap about?

11/15/2017
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LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates after he drew the foul in the second half against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on November 13, 2017 in New York City.; Credit: Elsa/Getty Images LeBron James has pretty much everything: fame, a multimillion dollar contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, a lifetime endorsement deal with Nike, and three NBA championship rings. You’d think paying for data roaming wouldn’t be a big deal for him. Nope. James and his longtime...

Duration: 00:18:43


FDA approves first digital pill: What is it and what are the concerns?

11/14/2017
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Anti-depressant pills named Fluoxetine are shown March 23, 2004 photographed in Miami, Florida.; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration approved a first yesterday – a digital pill that that can tell doctors if and when a patient took the medicine. As cited by the New York Times, millions of patients don’t take their prescribed medications, which adds up to nearly $100 billion a year in subsequent costs. The pill approved yesterday is an iteration of an...

Duration: 00:16:04


As Weinstein, Spacey seek treatment post-scandals, examining the efficacy of sex rehab

11/14/2017
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Executive producer/actor Kevin Spacey arrives at the special screening of Netflix's "House of Cards" Season 2 at the Directors Guild Of America on Feb. 13, 2014 in Los Angeles.; Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey are reportedly seeking treatment at the same upscale sex rehab facility in Arizona. They aren’t the first names to have headed to rehab after a national sex scandal, of which a long list includes Tiger Woods, Michael Douglas and Rob Lowe. But...

Duration: 00:22:44


The latest from D.C. on AG Sessions’ testimony, Trump Jr.-Wikileaks convo, panel examining POTUS’ nuclear strike capabilities and more

11/14/2017
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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions listens during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on November 14, 2017, in Washington, DC, on oversight of the US Justice Department.; Credit: AFP Contributor/AFP/Getty Images Attorney General Jeff Sessions is denying he misled Congress about meeting a Trump campaign advisor trying to set up a meeting with Russian officials. Right now, Sessions is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee. Larry and our panel of political observers analyze the...

Duration: 00:25:17


What you need to know about the new blood pressure guidelines

11/14/2017
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A man has his blood pressure checked July 9, 2003 at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California. New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. adults. High pressure, which for decades has been a top reading of at least 140 or a bottom one of 90, drops to 130 over 80 in advice announced Monday by a dozen medical groups. Read the full story here. Guest: Gina Kolata, a science...

Duration: 00:06:24


What’s next for the guy who has spent the most time of any astronauts living in space?

11/14/2017
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Retired Astronaut Scott Kelly signs his new book for guests at Breitling Boutique on October 14, 2017 in New York City. ; Credit: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Breitling If you are an astronaut, what happens when you get a toothache at the international space station? Who cuts your hair? What do you do when there's an orbital debris collision? These are some of the questions Scott Kelly, a veteran of four space flights, answers in his book “Endurance: A Year in Space, A Lifetime of...

Duration: 00:24:30


Week in politics: How the Senate GOP is responding to Roy Moore allegations, wrapping up President Trump’s Asia trip and more

11/13/2017
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US President Donald Trump (L) listens to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during their bilateral meeting on the side line of the 31st Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila on November 13, 2017.; Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says he’s going to sue the Washington Post over the report it published last week in which four women, one of whom says she was a minor at the time of the alleged incident, accused...

Duration: 00:29:03


Over-the-counter v. Opioids: what a new study reveals about pain management

11/13/2017
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A person looks at documents next to a box filled with pills on October 28, 2009 at French pharmaceutical group Sanofi-Aventis' site in Lisieux, France. ; Credit: MYCHELE DANIAU/AFP/Getty Images A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. examines whether over-the-counter drugs are as effective as opioids in relieving pain. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, researchers found that a combination of two non-addictive drugs had the same or better pain relief results...

Duration: 00:19:02


Amidst flatlining scores, we check in on standardized testing in CA

11/10/2017
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Standardized test scores are plateauing in California schools, and some are calling for a fundamental shift in teaching strategies.; Credit: Stock photo by Shannan Muskopf/flickr Creative Commons California implemented new standardized tests in 2015, so it was expected that scores would dip before rising once students acclimated to the new format. But three years later, scores in English and math have plateaued. Testing expert Gregory Cizek, who advised the company that created the...

Duration: 00:17:13


In honor of Veterans Day, what’s behind the military/civilian cultural divide?

11/10/2017
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Mario Tronti, a member of the 42nd Infantry Division of the U.S. National Guard, performs 'Taps' as an American flag is raised on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), November 10, 2017 in New York City.; Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Veterans Day arrives Saturday, and for many people, it’s a day to honor friends and family who’ve served in the military. But tomorrow may not strike a chord for those who aren’t connected to veterans. According to Pew Research Center,...

Duration: 00:13:55

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