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Why humans fear, loathe, and love insects

Why humans fear, loathe, and love insects

“The Infested Mind” Do you feel disgusted when you a cockroach scurrying across the floor? What is your reaction when you hear someone says the word, “bed bugs?”  Seeing and talking about insects usually evokes a strong reaction, often fear, from many people.   In his book, Jeffrey Lockwood goes in depth into why those […]

Filmweek: The Best Man Holiday, Sunlight Jr., Charlie Countryman and more

Filmweek: The Best Man Holiday, Sunlight Jr., Charlie Countryman and more

Actors Sanaa Lathan (L) and Taye Diggs arrive at the premiere of Universal Pictures’ “The Best Man Holiday” at the Chinese Theatre on November 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Larry is joined by KPCC critics Wade Major and Lael Loewenstein to review this week’s releases, including The Best Man […]

Do you prefer a male or female boss? (Poll)

Do you prefer a male or female boss? (Poll)

Do you have a preference on the gender of your boss?; Credit: iStockPhoto This segment will air on AirTalk Thursday, November 14. A new Gallup poll reveals that Americans still prefer a male boss. Thirty-five percent of respondents preferred a male boss, while only 23 percent preferred a female boss. The poll survey over two thousand […]

‘Double Down’ offers an inside look at the 2012 US presidential campaign

‘Double Down’ offers an inside look at the 2012 US presidential campaign

“Double Down” Veteran political reporters Mark Halperin and John Heilemann gave us all of the juicy details of Barack Obama’s win over Hillary Clinton and John McCain in 2008 with their political bestseller “Game Change”. Now the reporter duo is back with a sequel that airs all of the dirty laundry from the 2012 presidential […]

The etiquette of breaking up in the digital age (poll)

The etiquette of breaking up in the digital age (poll)

Have you ever broken up with someone over text message? ; Credit: JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images Russell Brand did it to Katy Perry a couple years ago, but breaking up over text message and social media is far from the exclusive domain of celebrities. Ending a relationship face-to-face used to not be just the right thing […]

Ask an Astronaut: Col. Chris Hadfield shares life advice, NASA style

Ask an Astronaut: Col. Chris Hadfield shares life advice, NASA style

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, speaks with a journalist during his pre-flight preparation at the Cosmonaut Training Centre in Star City, outside Moscow, on November 28, 2012.; Credit: ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images This segment will air live on Monday, Nov. 11 around 11:30 a.m. Do you have any questions for Col. Hadfield? Leave them in the comments for Larry […]

Can affairs actually be good for marriage?

Can affairs actually be good for marriage?

Could infidelity be good for a relationship?; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Some therapists are now advocating the concept that affairs can save and strengthen a marriage. The idea is that the affair can be a wake-up-call for the couple, and be used as an opportunity to directly confront issues in the relationship. In other words, […]

‘Swingland’ offers an inside look at the life of a swinger

‘Swingland’ offers an inside look at the life of a swinger

In his latest book, “Swingland,” author Daniel Stern gives readers an insight into the lifestyle of swingers, pushing back the curtain of one of the most secretive communities. Stern reveals his own journey into the lifestyle, and exposes the truth amidst all the rumors about it. For those who are interested in being a part […]

Mapping dangerous dogs

Mapping dangerous dogs

Orange County is proposing mapping out places where dogs considered to be dangerous stay.; Credit: LUIS LIWANAG/AFP/Getty Images Orange County is considering creating an online map that shows where dogs considered to be dangerous or vicious are being kept.  The website is described as being like the Megan’s Law website that would probably give information on […]

SCOTUS Preview: Should city councils be allowed to say Christian prayers before meetings?

SCOTUS Preview: Should city councils be allowed to say Christian prayers before meetings?

The US Supreme Court Building is seen in this March 31, 2012 photo on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.; Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images The U.S. Supreme Court takes up two interesting cases this week. Today, the question is whether steelworkers should get paid to get dressed. In the case, Sandifer versus United States Steel Corporation, […]