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FilmWeek: Mud, At Any Price, The Big Wedding, and more

FilmWeek: Mud, At Any Price, The Big Wedding, and more

Camila Alves, Matthew McConaughey, Andra Liemandt and Joe Liemandt attend the Cinema Society with FIJI Water & Levi’s screening of “Mud” at The Museum of Modern Art on April 21, 2013 in New York City.; Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell and Lael Loewenstein to review the week’s […]

You can have Burger King delivered to your home…but would you?

You can have Burger King delivered to your home…but would you?

A sign advertising the new Burger King turkey burger is displayed at the drive-through of a Burger King restaurant on March 20, 2013.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The fast food giant Burger King announced that it’s expanding their limited delivery service to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. One local Burger King in Glendale has […]

How successful people become successful

How successful people become successful

“Give and Take” by Adam Grant. In his book “Give and Take,” Adam Grant explores the different ways people rise through the ranks on their way to extreme success. Can you be a giver without being a doormat? Is it better to take anything you can without returning favors, or to “match” those who give […]

NYC considers raising smoking age to 21

NYC considers raising smoking age to 21

New York City considers raising the age for legal cigarette purchase to 21. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A new proposal in New York City could raise the age requirements for legal purchase of cigarettes from 18 to 21. The proposal would not prevent people between the ages of 18 and 21 from possessing or […]

CicLAvia swarms LA’s streets

CicLAvia swarms LA’s streets

Cyclists took to the streets for CicLAvia on Sunday, April 21, 2012.; Credit: Tony Pierce/KPCC Yesterday, tens of thousands of Angelinos abandoned their cars, pumped up the tires of their bikes, and rode en mass the fifteen miles from Chinatown to Venice Beach as part of CicLAvia, which was inspired by Ciclovia, Bogota, Colombia’s cycling […]

How should colleges handle on-campus sexual assault?

How should colleges handle on-campus sexual assault?

In Eagle Rock, California, Occidental College’s Thorne Hall; Credit: victoriabernal/Flickr (Creative Commons-licensed) A case brought against Occidental College by several current and former students alleges that the school failed to respond adequately to sexual assault on campus. The group of Occidental students and alumni includes some who say the college failed to protect against sexual […]

Texas factory explosion destroys a hundred homes

Texas factory explosion destroys a hundred homes

Firefighters check a destroyed apartment complex near the fertilizer plant that exploded earlier in West, Texas, in this photo made early Thursday, April 18, 2013.; Credit: LM Otero/AP A massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas leveled a four-block area and sent a mushroom cloud into the sky. Authorities say between 5 and 15 […]

Revenge Porn

Revenge Porn

What can victims of revenge porn do if photos and information were posted without their consent? ; Credit: iStockPhoto Revenge porn websites, where an angry ex posts sexually explicit photos or videos of a former lover, have fallen into a legal gray area for decades. Victims often find private photos of themselves posted on websites […]

LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy addresses his controversial administration and the school district’s future

LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy addresses his controversial administration and the school district’s future

LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy spoke at a press conference at South Region High School #2 in Los Angeles on February 6, 2012. Deasy joins AirTalk to talk about the recent “no confidence” vote.; Credit: Krista Kennell/AFP/Getty Images Since he was hired in 2011, Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Superintendent John Deasy has been shaking […]

What punishment fits the crime of teen cyberbullying?

What punishment fits the crime of teen cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying has become more and more common in recent years — how should it be handled? ; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images Anti-bullying advocates across the country are calling for stricter laws to prosecute juveniles who harass others online. A California teenager killed herself just a week after she was sexually assaulted at a party and photos […]