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24 Feb 2018

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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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    We talk to Tony Mendoza about why he resigned from the CA Senate

    AirTalk sits down with former state senator Tony Mendoza after he resigned following a sexual harassment investigation that found he “more likely than not” made inappropriate advances in Sacramento. We also dive into a SCOTUS case that could significantly affect public sector unions; review this week’s releases on FilmWeek; and more.

  • Posted on 23 Feb 2018

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    Bike sharing, ride fares, policing tactics and more: updates on LA’s public transit from Metro CEO Phil Washington

    AirTalk sits down with Metro CEO Phil Washington to get the latest on LA’s transit system. We also debate teachers having guns in the classroom after President Trump’s suggestion; is SoCal ready for the new normal of homelessness?; and more.

  • Posted on 22 Feb 2018

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    Chief Beck on his unexpected retirement, newly proposed rules for releasing officer body cam footage and more

    Larry sits down with Chief Beck after his unexpected retirement announcement last month to talk about why he chose to leave the position early and the process of finding LA’s next police chief. We also bring you the latest on the sexual harassment allegations in the CA capitol; should the state reform its cash bail system for low income defendants?; and more.

  • Posted on 21 Feb 2018

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    In the fight for gun control, can a nation of high school students make a difference this time?

    Students across the country have been blowing up social media feeds advocating for gun control since school shooter Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people last week – but can they force change? We also give you the latest on the Russia probe indictments; have you ever moved because of your political beliefs?; and more.

  • Posted on 20 Feb 2018

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    CA bill would prevent companies from firing medical marijuana patients

    AirTalk debates a new state bill that would make it illegal for companies to hire or fire employees based on their medical marijuana use. We also review this week’s movie releases on FilmWeek; what do law enforcement agencies do when they receive tips about concerning behaviors like those exhibited by Florida’s school shooter?; and more.

  • Posted on 16 Feb 2018

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