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Join AirTalk with Larry Mantle for lively and in-depth discussions of city news, politics, science, entertainment, the arts, and more.

Most Recent Episodes

AirTalk Episode Tuesday August 3, 2021

COVID-19 AMA: Latest On Delta & Lambda Variants, Vaccine Mandates And More (0:00) LA County Department Of Public Health Just Approved A Tamale Cart, What's Next For Street Food Vendors? (27:31) Problems Persist At Hyperion Water Treatment Plant (51:27) LA's Transportation System Is 'Failing Women' (1:26:30)

AirTalk Episode Monday August 2

COVID-19 AMA: Fauci Says Lockdowns Unlikely As Cases Rise, Additional LA Restaurants Requiring Vaccination Or Negative COVID Tests & More (0:00) SoCal's Housing Market Is Heating Up This Summer — What To Know If You're Buying Or Selling (38:38) Los Angeles Is In The Midst Of Redistricting. What Could It Mean For The City? (51:28) Finger Pointing Begins As Federal Eviction Moratorium Expires. What Are The Implications And Where Do Protections Stand In California? (1:15:44) QR Codes Have Become Ubiquitous At Bars And Restaurants In The Pandemic. But What Do They Mean For Consumer Privacy? (1:35:29)

AirTalk Episode Friday July 30, 2021

COVID-19 AMA: Variant Transmissibility, LAUSD To Require Weekly Testing, and More (0:00) Why Scarlett Johansson Is Suing Disney Over The Streaming Release Of 'Black Widow' (25:30) South Los Angeles Community Group Loses Bid For Crenshaw Mall (33:15) FilmWeek: 'Jungle Cruise,' 'Stillwater,' 'The Green Knight' And More (52:31) Director Tom McCarthy On Moral Ambiguity And Reassessing The Cinematic American Hero In 'Stillwater' (1:23:04)

AirTalk Episode Thursday July 29, 2021

Today on AirTalk, we discuss the latest post surrounding governor Gavin Newsom's recall election. Also on the show, we break down the city of Los Angeles requiring employees to provide vaccination proof; talk to Dodgers broadcaster Tim Neverett on his new book "Covid Curveball;" and more. COVID-19 AMA: California Urges Masking, Spikes In LA County Workplaces And More (0:00) California May Implement A Form Of 'Climate Insurance' To Protect Against The Effects Of Climate Change (34:54) Rethinking Public Safety at the University of Southern California (51:32) After City Council Approves Anti-Camping Ordinance, Stakeholders Weigh In On Implementation, Enforcement And Long Term Solutions For LA's Unhoused (1:09:30)

AirTalk Episode Wednesday July 28, 2021

Today on AirTalk, we discuss the latest post surrounding governor Gavin Newsom's recall election. Also on the show, we break down the city of Los Angeles requiring employees to provide vaccination proof; talk to Dodgers broadcaster Tim Neverett on his new book "Covid Curveball;" and more. COVID-19 AMA: Recent Cases, Third Dose And More (0:00) A New Poll Finds California Voters Almost Evenly Split On Newsom Recall Election (34:22) LA County To Pursue 'All Legal Remedies' For Oversight On Sheriff Villanueva And His Department (51:24) The City of Los Angeles Joins California, Will Require Employees To Provide Proof of Vaccination, or Follow Testing Mandate (1:01:39) "Covid Curveball: An Inside View of the 2020 Los Angeles Dodgers World Championship Season" (1:27:53)

AirTalk Episode Tuesday July 27, 2021

Today on AirTalk, Larry speaks with congressman Adam Schiff about the latest surrounding the January 6 commission. Also on the show, we answer your COVID-19 questions; discuss the future of fashion as folks go back to their workplaces; and more. COVID-19 AMA: CDC Guidance On Masking Indoors, Strategies For Reopening K-12 Schools, And More (0:00) Rep. Adam Schiff On House Committee To Investigate January 6 Insurrection (29:49) LA Real Estate Developer Rick Caruso On AMC Reopening Theaters At Americana And The Grove, The State Of The Mall Business And More (37:36) After Simone Biles Cites Mental Health In Withdrawing From Women's Gymnastics Final, How Professional Athletes Cope With Extreme Pressure Of Competition (58:39) The Future Of Workplace Fashion As Some Slowly Return To The Office (1:12:35)

AirTalk Episode Monday July 26, 2021

Today on AirTalk, we update you on the latest COVID-1`9 news and answer your questions. Also on the show, we discuss the environmental impacts of electric vehicles and the mining for its battery components; talk to listeners about their favorite pies; and more. COVID-19 AMA: Rise In LA County Cases, Booster Shots And More (0:00) California Is Leading The Global Charge On EVs, But The Gathering Metals Needed For Batteries Could Have Unintended Consequences (34:08) California Could Limit Water Access To Farmers Amid The Drought. What Are The Implications? (51:41) Is LA Losing The Fight Against Slum Housing? (1:15:33) Eyes On The Pies: What's Your Favorite Pie And The History Behind it? (1:24:58)

AirTalk Episode Friday July 23, 2021

DOC AMA: LA County COVID-19 Numbers Continue Upward Trend (0:00) 2020 Olympics: Latest On Opening Day & What Local Athletes To Look Out For This Year (18:11) There's More Tax Credits For Film And TV In This Year's Budget (33:12) FilmWeek: 'Old,' 'Snake Eyes,' 'Jolt' And More (52:34) 'Ailey' Director Jamila Wignot On The Lasting Legacy Of Dancer, Choreographer And Activist Alvin Ailey (1:22:58)

AirTalk Episode Thursday July 22, 2021

Today on AirTalk, we break down the process of recycling wastewater and the science behind it. Also on the show, answer your COVID-19 questions; update you on the latest news surrounding the capitol insurrection investigation and cases; & more. DOC AMA: Rare 'Breakthrough' Cases, Alarming One-Day Spike In COVID-19 Cases & More (0:15) As Drought Dries Up the West, Could Recycling Wastewater Be a Solution? (28:37) It's Been More Than Six Months Since The Insurrection At The Capitol--Here's Where The Investigation Stands (52:14) The Olympic Debut of Surfing and Skateboarding, Their Ties With California Culture (1:11:40) Summer Travel Segment Is Back— Where Is It Most Concentrated, And How Has Travel Been Affected By Restrictions? (1:29:20)

AirTalk Episode Wednesday July 21, 2021

Today on AirTalk, we answer your COVID-19 questions and update you on the latest. Also on the show, we discuss the recent trends of retail theft; the latest rules for Olympic athletes that choose to protest; and more. DOC AMA: California Sees Hospitalizations Rise To Highest Point In Months (0:00) As Governor Newsom Signs Retail Theft Bill, A Look At Whether Shoplifting Is On The Rise And How Retailers Are Fighting It (33:50) In Light Of UC Vaccine Requirement, LA County Indoor Mask Mandate, Exploring The Potential For Vaccine Verification (51:29) The IOC's Rules On Protest At The Olympics (1:08:46) Latest News In Tech: A New Way To Restore Loss Of Speech An Answer To Energy Efficiency (1:25:53)