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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. More AirTalk at www.kpcc.org.

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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. More AirTalk at www.kpcc.org.

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@AirTalk

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English

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474 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105 (651) 583-5100


Episodes
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ICC Prosecutor Seeks Arrest Warrants, The History Of Santa Monica Pier, And The Car Touch Screen Debate

5/20/2024
Today on AirTalk, everything you need to know about the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor seeking arrest warrants for Israeli and Hamas leaders. Also on the show, we explore a new study that found humans prefer AI answers to moral questions; we dive into the history of the Santa Monica Pier; we examine the downsides and upsides of art repatriation; and more.

Duration:01:40:58

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The 405 Car Chase, Neurodivergence In Relationships, And FilmWeek

5/17/2024
Today on AirTalk, everything you need to know about Friday morning’s high-speed car chase that ended abruptly and violently on the 405. Also on the show, we finish our week-long series on neurodiversity, today focusing on how to navigate challenges in relationships; we dig into listeners’ favorite ice cream spots with Pasadena’s Kinrose Creamery; our FilmWeek critics review the latest releases; we remember filmmaker Roger Corman with director Alex Stapleton and film critic Wade Major; and more.

Duration:01:39:19

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Neurodivergence In Relationships: The Biggest Issues And How To Navigate Them

5/17/2024
This week, we’ve covered the topic of neurodiversity from a variety of angles, including the challenges of getting diagnosed, the need for workplaces accommodations and mental health challenges that often accompany neurodivergence. Today, we’re talking about neurodiversity in relationships. One in five people in the U.S. identify as neurodivergent; so it’s very likely you’re in a relationship of some kind with someone who is neurodiverse. What does that mean for the relationship and how conflict is approached and addressed? Joining us to discuss our final conversation of the series is Jodi Carlton, neurodivergence relationship expert and host of the podcast “Your Neurodiverse Relationship.” We also want to hear from you. Are you in a relationship with someone who is neurodiverse? Or are you the neurodiverse partner in a relationship? Call us at 866-893-5722 or email us at atcomments@laist.com.

Duration:00:21:05

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UC Workers Strike Authorization, Neurodivergence And Mental Health, And TV Talk: Shows To Watch

5/16/2024
Today on AirTalk, we look into why UC workers authorized a strike over campus protests and get the latest on Wednesday’s UCI student encampment clear-out. Also on the show, we check in on LA restaurants and why so many are currently struggling; we continue our week-long series on neurodiversity, today looking at neurodiversity and mental health challenges; our TV critics review the latest in streaming and TV; and more.

Duration:01:39:14

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UC Workers Authorize Strike Over Campus Protests – Can They Do That?

5/16/2024
On Wednesday, members of the United Auto Workers Local 4811 — a union that represents 48,000 student workers and researchers across the University of California system — voted to authorize a strike against their employer. The vote comes in response to some campuses’ use of police force to break up protests in support of Palestinians amid the Israel-Hamas war. UAW 4811 represents workers in nearly every aspect of academic life, from undergraduate tutors and readers to postdocs and researchers. About 41% of members participated in the vote, and an overwhelming majority approved of the measure, according to a union statement Wednesday night. Today on AirTalk, we discuss the strike authorization and get the latest on UC Irvine’s protests after police cleared out a student encampment. Joining is Yusra Farzan, LAist reporter, Anny Viloria Winnett, graduate student worker at UCLA and the unit chair of UAW at UCLA, and John Logan, director of labor and employment studies at San Francisco State University. With files from LAist. Read more here

Duration:00:19:19

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TV-Talk: ‘Bridgerton,’ ‘The Big Cigar,’ And More

5/16/2024
Have you felt completely overwhelmed when deciding what new show to watch these days? Us too. There’s just so much content out there between network TV and numerous streaming platforms. Each week, we will try to break through the noise with TV watchers who can point us to the must-sees and steer us clear of the shows that maybe don’t live up to the hype. This week, listeners will get the latest scoop on what’s worth watching with Roxana Hadadi, TV critic for Vulture, Whitney Friedlander, freelance entertainment writer. This week’s shows include: X-Men ‘97 (Disney+)

Duration:00:13:40

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LA Council Approves Ethics Reform, Neurodiversity In The Workplace, Project-Management Apps For Your Relationship

5/15/2024
Today on AirTalk, everything you need to know about LA City Council’s approval of a package of ethics reforms designed to fight corruption. Also on the show, we examine California Highway Patrol’s reaction to the UCLA student protests; we continue our week-long series on neurodiversity, today looking at neurodiversity in the workplace; and more.

Duration:01:39:28

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How A CA Environmental Law Impacts Housing, The Risks of Supplements, And Neurodivergent History

5/14/2024
Today on AirTalk, we look into how a long-standing environmental law has affected California housing projects. Also on the show, we examine some of the risks associated with taking supplements; we continue our conversation on neurodiversity, looking into the history of diagnosis; AirTalk listeners who are expats and transplants share what they love about SoCal; and more.

Duration:01:38:13

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Remembering Sam Rubin, The Spectrum Of Neurodivergence, And Navigating LA Recycling

5/13/2024
Today on AirTalk, we remember longtime KTLA entertainment reporter Sam Rubin and his impact on the greater Los Angeles community. Also on the show, we begin our weeklong conversation on neurodiversity in adults; we dive into a new LAist guide on the dos and don’ts of recycling in Los Angeles; we look at the historical context behind the beef between Drake and Kendrick Lamar; and more.

Duration:01:39:16

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NPR & LAist Studios present 'Inheriting'

5/11/2024
Japanese American Incarceration. The Third World Liberation Front. The 1992 Los Angeles Uprising. What you think you know isn’t always the full story. Inheriting is a show about Asian American and Pacific Islander families that explores how the past is personal. Hosted by NPR’s Emily Kwong, we go deep with families on how their most personal, private moments are part of history. How can I support? Inheriting is entirely funded by supporters like you. If you want to hear future seasons of Inheriting, donate at LAist.com/Inheriting and click on the orange box to help us make Season 2.

Duration:00:03:37

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The Worth Of Your California College Degree, Afternoon Tea In LA, And FilmWeek

5/10/2024
Today on AirTalk, we dig into a new report from College Futures Foundation that examined how long it took California college students to receive a return on their academic investment. Also on the show, we explore the phenomena of children who claim to recall their past lives; our FilmWeek critics review the latest releases; Larry interviews the author of a new book that uncovers the creative and comedic spirit behind the iconic film ‘The Blues Brothers;’and more.

Duration:01:39:08

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HTLA Presents: Revival House: Part 8 - Movies Under — And Among — The Stars At Hollywood Forever

5/9/2024
Go back to the movies with us! It's heating up in the city, so Revival House continues with a classic of spring and summertime in L.A. — a film at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Run by Cinespia, you can picnic and catch a revival film on the iconic grassy knoll. What keeps people coming back year after year? What's the history of it all? Listen along to find out. Learn more about the cemetery tour here: https://www.cemeterytour.com/ Find more about Cinespia here: https://cinespia.org/ Guests: Cemetery tour guide Karie Bible, Cinespia founder John Wyatt.

Duration:00:19:38

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TV-Talk: ‘Doctor Who,’ ‘John Mulaney Presents,’ And More

5/9/2024
Have you felt completely overwhelmed when deciding what new show to watch these days? Us too. There’s just so much content out there between network TV and numerous streaming platforms. Each week, we will try to break through the noise with TV watchers who can point us to the must-sees and steer us clear of the shows that maybe don’t live up to the hype. This week, listeners will get the latest scoop on what’s worth watching with Danette Chavez, editor-in-chief at Primetimer, and Liz Shannon Miller, senior entertainment editor at Consequence. This week’s shows:

Duration:00:17:34

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Exploring The Possibilities Of Divestment, The Thriving Residential Market Downtown, And TV Talk: Shows To Watch This Week

5/9/2024
Today on AirTalk, as pro-Palestinian student protests continue across U.S. college campuses, we dig into their unified demand for divestment from Israel and what challenges that may raise for universities. Also on the show, we look into one of the ways farmers are hoping to restore groundwater; we explore what the future holds for Downtown Los Angeles; our TV critics review the latest shows; and more.

Duration:01:39:10

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New Report Looks At Project Roomkey, Listeners Share Their Favorite Cookbooks, And A Bill That Eases Joshua Tree Protection

5/8/2024
Today on AirTalk, everything you need to know about a recent study on Project Roomkey, the state’s massive effort to house Californian’s during the pandemic. Also on the show, we dive into how mRNA vaccines could lead the way to a cure for cancer; we explore new research that shows how DDT is impacting SoCal marine life; we look into a new bill that would ease Joshua Tree protections; and more.

Duration:01:39:32

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FilmWeek Critic Justin Chang Wins Pulitzer, Navigating Relationships With Ex In-Laws, And Music Titan Herb Albert

5/7/2024
Today on AirTalk, everything you need to know about the upcoming November ballot measure known as the Taxpayer Protection Act. Also on the show, FilmWeek critic Justin Chang drops by AirTalk to talk about winning a Pulitzer for criticism; we take a peek at the upcoming summer schedule at the Hollywood Bowl; author Marie Arana discusses her new book Latinoland: A portrait of America’s Largest and Least Understood Minority; and more.

Duration:01:39:33

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The Latest From Protests At USC And UCLA, The History Of The Chavez Ravine, And Listeners Share Their Favorite Steakhouses

5/6/2024
Today on AirTalk, the latest on the USC and UCLA student encampment protests. Also on the show, a look into the California Public Utilities Commission’s vote this week on a new proposal that would create a fixed rate system for customers based on income; we dive into the history of the Chavez Ravine and the broken promise of affordable housing made to former residents; Los Angeles’ city charter is turning 100; and more.

Duration:01:39:27

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The Rise Of Online Vigilantism, Chef Jordan Kahn On Reopening Vespertine, And FilmWeek

5/3/2024
Today on AirTalk, a look into the role online sleuthing and digital vigilantism is playing within the protests against the war on Gaza on college campuses. Also on the show, chef Jordan Kahn drops by to discuss reopening his famed Culver City restaurant Vespertine; our film critics review the latest releases; Larry talks with director Jane Schoenbrun and actor Justice Smith on their new film ‘I Saw The TV Glow;’ and more.

Duration:01:39:12

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The Future Of Paramount After CEO's Exit, Attitudes Toward Retirement, And TV-Talk: Shows To Watch This Week

5/2/2024
Today on AirTalk, the latest on this morning's UCLA encampment dispersal led by hundreds of police in riot gear. Also on the show, a new survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute shows shifting expectations for those heading into retirement; our critics review the latest shows on TV and streaming; and more.

Duration:01:41:31

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TV-Talk: ‘Hacks,’ ‘The Veil,’ ‘Acapulco’ And More

5/2/2024
Have you felt completely overwhelmed when deciding what new show to watch these days? Us too. There’s just so much content out there between network TV and numerous streaming platforms. Each week, we will try to break through the noise with TV watchers who can point us to the must-sees and steer us clear of the shows that maybe don’t live up to the hype. This week, listeners will get the latest scoop on what’s worth watching with freelance tv critic, Steve Greene, and tv critic and co-founder of LatinaMedia.Co, Cristina Escobar. This week’s shows include:

Duration:00:15:43