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Filmweek: The Hangover III, Fast & Furious 6, Epic and more

Filmweek: The Hangover III, Fast & Furious 6, Epic and more

Cast members, (L-R) Ed Helms, Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham, director Todd Phillips, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong and Zach Galifianakis as they arrive for the European Premiere of ‘The Hangover Part 3′ in London on May 22, 2013.; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images Larry and KPCC critics Andy Klein, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, […]

A Path Forward: the shifting landscape of immigration reform

A Path Forward: the shifting landscape of immigration reform

The group of senators known as the “Gang Of 8″ hold a news conference on immigration legislation in April. It’s a critical time for immigration reform in this country. Washington is getting set to make major changes, the likes of which haven’t been seen since the 1980’s under President Ronald Reagan. The issues affect families […]

Jody Williams: Grassroots activism, landmines, and the Nobel Peace Prize

Jody Williams: Grassroots activism, landmines, and the Nobel Peace Prize

“My Name is Jody Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize,” is Jody Williams’ memoir chronicling the ups and downs of her life. Nobel Peace Prize recipient Jody Williams tells AirTalk about her new memoir that chronicles the ups and downs of her life. She begins by going back to her […]

The Cult of Arrested Development

The Cult of Arrested Development

Michael Cera & Alia Shawkat attend the red carpet premiere for the launch of “Arrested Development.” .; Credit: Stuart Wilson/Getty Images for Netflix Fans may have been late getting on board with the TV series Arrested Development but once they fell, they fell hard. The Fox series was canceled in 2006 after three seasons but […]

Marijuana propositions breakdown

Marijuana propositions breakdown

Long Beach Police raided seven medical marijuana dispensaries Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. Several of the dispensaries operated elaborate marijuana growing facilities.; Credit: Long Beach Police Department Voters will decide the fate of pot shops in Los Angeles in Tuesday’s election when they choose between three propositions that will regulate medical marijuana dispensaries. Propositions D, E […]

Is the best foreign policy for America today a strong domestic agenda?

Is the best foreign policy for America today a strong domestic agenda?

“Foreign Policy Begins At Home,” by Richard Haass. At a time when world crises have been dominating the agenda — Syria’s civil war, North Korea’s nuclear threats, turbulence after the so-called Arab Spring –, a top foreign policy thinker is calling on Americans to focus on our domestic agenda. Richard Haass, head of the influential […]

Can the new Star Trek film replace the classics?

Can the new Star Trek film replace the classics?

Zachary Quinto attends the screening of “Star Trek Into Darkness” at MPAA on May 15, 2013 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images Star Trek fans don’t have to wait any longer for the newest installment of the sci-fi series. Star Trek: Into Darkness opened nationwide on Thursday and it’s getting mostly positive reviews from […]

A case for why the criminal justice system doesn’t work

A case for why the criminal justice system doesn’t work

Leading defense attorneys Mark Geragos and Pat Harris co-author, “Mistrial An Inside Look at How the Criminal Justice System Works…and Sometimes Doesn’t”; Credit: Mistrial book cover Defense attorney Mark Geragos has tried approximately 300 cases, including representing celebrities Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, Winona Ryder, and Mike Tyson. In his new book with Pat Harris, “Mistrial […]

LACMA director Michael Govan talks museum redesign

LACMA director Michael Govan talks museum redesign

LACMA’s Urban Light exhibit, as featured by the Instagram Challenge winner stevenjay; Credit: Steven Gaskin LACMA director Michael Govan joins AirTalk to talk about his redesign ideas. How it will affect the future of the Los Angeles art scene? Guest:Michael Govan, LACMA CEO and Director Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Justice Department’s secret seizure of AP reporters’ and editors’ phone records

Justice Department’s secret seizure of AP reporters’ and editors’ phone records

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been criticized for federal investigations into the A.P. that included seizures of phone records. ; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images Federal investigators secretly seized the phone records from editors and reporters for the Associated Press. Two months of office, home, and cell phone records were taken without notice – the […]