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Join Larry Mantle weekdays for lively and in-depth discussions of Los Angeles and Southern California news, politics, science, entertainment, the arts and more. More AirTalk at www.kpcc.org.

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Join Larry Mantle weekdays for lively and in-depth discussions of Los Angeles and Southern California news, politics, science, entertainment, the arts and more. More AirTalk at www.kpcc.org.

    AirTalk Episode Wednesday February 8, 2023

    AirTalk Episode Wednesday February 8, 2023

    Today on AirTalk, Gustavo Dudamel is heading to the New York Philharmonic– the legacy he leaves behind in L.A. Also on the show, Mayor Karen Bass on her 50 days in office; Lakers Lebron James now the highest scoring player in NBA history; and more.


    Gustavo Dudamel Leaving LA Philharmonic, Will Conduct For New York Phil (0:15)
    King James Officially Takes The Lead In NBA Scoring History (22:08)
    A.I. Is A Growing Tool For Hiring Managers, How Is That Affecting The General Makeup Of Workplaces? (35:09)
    LA Mayor Karen Bass On 50 Days In Office, LA’s Quake Preparedness, Inside Safe Progress And More (51:24)
    New Book “Sorry, Sorry, Sorry” Makes The Case For Good Apologies (1:16:55)

    • 1 hr 39 min
    AirTalk Episode Tuesday February 7, 2023

    AirTalk Episode Tuesday February 7, 2023

    Today on AirTalk, what KPCC’s rebranding means for us? We explain. Also on the show, how could SoCal prepare for an destructive earthquake?; the key to sleeping better; and more.


    KPCC Will Now Be Known As LAist 89.3. Here’s What You Need To Know About The Rebrand (0:15)
    What If A 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hit SoCal? It Could Happen And Here’s What It Would Mean (22:11)
    Socializing At Work -- A Benefit To Workplace Culture Or A Dreaded Annoyance? (33:28)
    Some LA Officials Question The City’s Unarmed Crisis Response In Wake Of Police Killings (51:23)
    Hollywood Bowl Announces Summer 2023 Season Featuring Janet Jackson, The Beach Boys, Gustavo Dudamel And More (1:09:14)
    What Do You Think President Biden Should Address In His State Of The Union Speech? (1:23:40)

    • 1 hr 39 min
    AirTalk Episode Monday February 6, 2023

    AirTalk Episode Monday February 6, 2023

    Today on AirTalk, the latest updates on COVID-19 in California and the rise of death rates. Also on the show, an exclusive interview with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg; the future of the wine industry; and more.


    DOC AMA: California Saw Increase In ‘Excess Deaths’ In The Last Three Years (0:15)
    A Powerful Earthquake Rocks Turkey And Syria, Killing More Than 2,300 (24:02)
    Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg Talks Improving Safety & Infrastructure in SoCal and Nationwide (34:20)
    There’s A Growing Number Of Latino Vintners, Even As The Wine Industry Struggles (51:31)
    How Do Our Life Partners Alter Our Relationship To Money Over Time, For Better Or Worse? (1:17:32)

    • 1 hr 39 min
    AirTalk Episode Friday February 3, 2023

    AirTalk Episode Friday February 3, 2023

    Today on AirTalk, officials announce that the Echo Park Fence is coming down. Also on the show, how have things changed since the Christopher Dorner manhunt 10 years later; Los Angeles remembers P-22; and more.


    The Highly Contentious Echo Park Fence Is Coming Down, What Happens Next? (0:15)
    The Christopher Dorner Manhunt Raised All Kinds Of Questions 10 Years Ago. How Have Things Changed? (12:20)
    What Will Our Future Selves Cringe At? (33:27)
    This Weekend, Los Angeles Remembers P-22, An Icon Of Nature’s Beauty And Perseverance (46:35)
    FilmWeek: ‘Knock At The Cabin,’ ‘80 For Brady,’ ‘Baby Ruby’ And More (51:29)
    Larry Mantle’s Conversation With Author Bruce Davis (1:22:04)

    • 1 hr 39 min
    AirTalk Episode Thursday February 2, 2023

    AirTalk Episode Thursday February 2, 2023

    Today on AirTalk, the battle for California’s Senate seat– who has entered the race so far? Also on the show, Los Angeles Public Library celebrates 150 years; TV-Talk; and more.


    Ahead of 2024 Senate Race, Californians Care Most About Homelessness, Economic Conditions (0:15)
    The Los Angeles Public Library Is Celebrating Its 150th Anniversary! We Discuss Its Impact & History (28:46)
    House Republicans Are Taking A Closer Look At California’s Unemployment Fraud Situation. What’s The Latest? (51:27)
    What’s The State Of Geoengineering And How Widely Can It Be Used? (1:09:13)
    TV-Talk: ‘Freeridge,’ ‘Cunk On Earth,’ ‘Against The Ropes,’ And More (1:23:11)

    • 1 hr 39 min
    AirTalk Episode Wednesday February 1, 2023

    AirTalk Episode Wednesday February 1, 2023

    Today on AirTalk, the latest on California’s new plan on Colorado River water usage. Also on the show, a look back at the Boeing 747 as it took its final flight; a deep dive into the effects of childhood obesity and weight loss methods; and more.


    California Releases Its Own Plan For Colorado River Cuts, We Discuss The Latest Negotiations & Water Supply Implications (0:15)
    As Final Boeing 747 Takes Flight, We Discuss What The Iconic Jet Has Meant For Aviation (19:55)
    AirTalk Listeners Share How Their Weight Has Affected Their Lives (35:19)
    New Guidelines On Childhood Obesity Call For A More Aggressive Approach (51:25)
    New Weight Loss Medications Hailed A Milestone But Lack Of Data Raises Eyebrows (1:21:33)

    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

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112 Ratings

112 Ratings

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Great Content!

Airtalk provides a wide range of knowledgeable guests, covering many topics of interest. Entertaining and informative!

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My favorite podcast

I have been listening to AirTalk for over a decade and the show has continued to impress me all these years. Larry is one of the most level-headed, intelligent, and gracious hosts you can find. Larry avoids bias and presses both sides of the issue. Years ago the time slot changed and I was not able to listen on my commute but I now listen to the podcast everyday and I contribute dollars to KPCC quarterly as my gratitude for the quality programming of AirTalk. -Matthew, Windsor Square, Los Angeles.

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