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Tim Burton talks about Frankenweenie and the art of creating an oeuvre

Tim Burton talks about Frankenweenie and the art of creating an oeuvre

Writer and director Tim Burton stops by KPCC to talk about his film, “Frankenweenie,” on AirTalk on Tuesday, Feb. 5. Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC Director Tim Burton was raised in suburban Burbank, but with 28 films under his belt, he’s created a world of his own. From Edward Scissorhands to Charlie And The Chocolate Factory to his […]

AirTalk Debate: City Attorney candidates face off

AirTalk Debate: City Attorney candidates face off

Los Angeles City Prosecutor Carmen Trutanich Credit: Roberto (Bear) Guerra There is a dogged battle in the race for L.A. city attorney. The defending incumbent, Carmen Trutanich, is facing ambitious challengers. Mike Feuer, former state assemblyman and past L.A. City Council member, has raised nearly $1 million to aggressively take on Trutanich as a known […]

The millennial vote in 2016

The millennial vote in 2016

Looking forward to the 2016 election Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images Looking forward to the next presidential election, some big names have been bandied about. Even before the 2012 race was over, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie were all mentioned as potential contenders for their respective parties. While Democrats and Republicans are […]

Toll lanes on the 10 and 110: Wide Open Spaces or Cash Grab?

Toll lanes on the 10 and 110: Wide Open Spaces or Cash Grab?

ExpressLanes on the I-10 open on February 23, 2013. Credit: Screenshot via MetroExpressLanes.net  On February 23rd Metro ExpressLanes opens the HOT (High Occupancy Toll) lanes on the I-10 freeway. The I-10 will adhere to most of the same confusing rules as the I-110, but will the toll lanes actually relieve congestion or is Metro just […]

Naomi Watts does ‘The Impossible’

Naomi Watts does ‘The Impossible’

Actress Naomi Watts poses with actor Tom Holland, her son in “The Impossible” Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images She says she “never gets recognized” on the street, but chances are if you’ve seen “Mulholland Drive,” “King Kong,” “The Ring” or “21 Grams,” you can’t forget Naomi Watts.  According to the British-born Watts, she’d rather “schlub around” […]

Sibling rivalry and the “SuperBro-wl”

Sibling rivalry and the “SuperBro-wl”

Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers gets a laugh from Field Judge Jim Quirk during an NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on October 29, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. Credit: Ralph Freso/Getty Images You’re born, and your life is great. Then, you get a little brother or […]

Home prices in LA are moving on up

Home prices in LA are moving on up

A “for sale” sign stands outside an existing home in Pasadena, California. A report shows U.S. home prices accelerated in November compared with a year ago, pushed higher by rising sales and a tighter supply of available homes. Credit: David McNew/Getty Images KPCC reporter Matt DeBord joins Larry to discuss the rise in home prices […]

Is sitting the smoking of our generation?

Is sitting the smoking of our generation?

President of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Dr. Michael Fleming sits at his desk on March 19, 2004, in Shreveport, LA. Credit: Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images Americans sit for an average of 9.3 hours per day, but this seemingly banal fact may be more profoundly damaging to our health than we realize. After one hour […]

Earthquake early warning system for California proposed

Earthquake early warning system for California proposed

Firemen cross a street as a broken 16-inch gas main burns in the background, 17 January 1994, after an earthquake, measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale, struck the San Fernando Valley area. Officials confirmed 28 deaths resulting from the quake. Credit: HAL GARB/AFP/Getty Images If an unexpected disaster of the magnitude of Hurricane Katrina or […]

Will the Obama Administration limit drone strikes?

Will the Obama Administration limit drone strikes?

A U.S. Predator drone flies through the night sky over Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan. Drone strikes ordered by the Obama administration have killed more than a dozen al-Qaida leaders around the world. Credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP Last week Senator John Kerry signaled a possible change of policy on the use of drones. During his confirmation […]