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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 Monday November 29, 2021

    AirTalk Episode Monday November 29, 2021

    Today on Airtalk, we look at what we do and don't know about the new Omicron coronavirus variant. Also on the show, a look at redistricting in Orange County; USC picks up football coach Lincoln Riley; and more.
    How Much Can The Rittenhouse And Arbery Trials Teach Us About Justice In America? (1:24)
    Out Of Lockdown But Don’t Want To Do Anything? You May Be Languishing (18:36)
    Musical Theater Legend Stephen Sondheim Dies. Listeners Share Their Favorite Songs In Memory (36:01)
    USC To Fight On Behind New Head Coach, Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley -- What His Hiring Means For Trojan Football And The CFB Landscape (51:16)
    Orange County Approves Majority-Latino District As Voting Power Changes (1:09:23)
    COVID-19 AMA: What We Do And Don’t Know About The Omicron Variant, And More (1:17:25)

    • 1 hr 42 min
    AirTalk Episode Tuesday November 23, 2021

    AirTalk Episode Tuesday November 23, 2021

    Today on AirTalk, we look at the lasting implications of the Rittenhouse trial and verdict. Also on the show, the latest on COVID-19; Thanksgiving takeout options for those who'd rather not spend all day cooking; and more.
    The Rittenhouse Trial Is Over But Its Implications Are Just Beginning (0:00)
    Adele’s Tears During A Surprise Reunion With Her Teacher Got Us Thinking: Who Is Your Favorite Teacher And Why? (21:07)
    The Tournament Of Roses Is Back In 2022, What Will Next Year’s Festivities Look Like? (31:48)
    Best Spots for Thanksgiving Takeout in Southern California (51:19)
    COVID-19 AMA: Cases Up About 30% This Month, Vaccine Immunity More Consistent Than Infection Immunity, And More (1:15:17)

    • 1 hr 42 min
    AirTalk Episode Monday November 22, 2021

    AirTalk Episode Monday November 22, 2021

    Today on AirTalk, we look at the Students Run LA and how they are shaping the next generation of runners. Also on the show, the latest on COVID-19; it's your yearly chance to do a Turkey Trot; and more.
    U.S. Airports Slammed This Thanksgiving Week as Air Travel Returns to Pre-Pandemic Holiday Levels (0:00)
    How Students Run L.A. Is Inspiring A New Generation Of Long Distance Runners (17:05)
    Never Done A Turkey Trot? This Could Be Your Year. (32:43)
    How to Navigate Grief This Pandemic Holiday Season (51:22)
    COVID-19 AMA: How To Safely Gather During Thanksgiving, CDC Approves Booster Shots For All Adults, And More (1:17:01)

    • 1 hr 42 min
    AirTalk Episode Friday November 19, 2021

    AirTalk Episode Friday November 19, 2021

    Today on AirTalk, we cover Kyle Rittenhouse being found not guilty on all charges related to shootings in Kenosha in 2020. Also on the show, a look at Biden's social spending bill; the new multi-state plan for the Colorado river; and more.
    House Democrats Pass President Biden’s Social Spending Bill After Delay. Now What? (0:00)
    California, Arizona, and Nevada Prepare For More Cuts As Colorado River Water Dries Up (7:51)
    Jury Finds Kyle Rittenhouse Not Guilty On All Charges (20:52)
    FilmWeek: ‘King Richard,’ ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife,’ ‘Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time’ And More (51:26)
    Director Kenneth Branagh Gets Personal In His New Movie “Belfast” (1:22:00)

    • 1 hr 41 min
    AirTalk Episode Thursday November 18, 2021

    AirTalk Episode Thursday November 18, 2021

    Today on AirTalk, we look at what's behind surges in the price of gas, and what it could mean for the Biden administration. Also on the show, the latest on COVID-19; we answer your Thanksgiving meal prep questions; and more.
    From Overspending To Traffic Jams: How LA Will Deal With The 2028 Olympics (0:00)
    We Answer Your Qs About Thanksgiving Meal Prep, Recipe Suggestions And More (22:36)
    Gas Prices Are Soaring. Why? And What Could It Mean For The Biden Administration And Dems? (51:25)
    COVID-19 AMA: Thanksgiving Travel, Booster Shots, and Vaccinating L.A. Students (1:18:57)

    • 1 hr 42 min
    AirTalk Episode Wednesday November 17, 2021

    AirTalk Episode Wednesday November 17, 2021

    Today on AirTalk, we look at the mixed reactions to the Staples Center getting renamed to the Crypto.com Center. Also on the show, an update on the OC oil spill; the latest on COVID-19; and more.
    Overdose Deaths Reach Record High Numbers Under The Weight Of The Pandemic (0:00)
    Is America Headed For Another Civil War? (20:57)
    After 22 years, Staples Center Will Soon Be Crypto.com Arena-- Fans Unsurprisingly Don’t Approve (38:13)
    The Latest On The Oil Spill Off The Coast of Huntington Beach (51:24)
    DOC AMA: Pfizer Boosters For All Adults Could Be Coming Soon, Requirements For LAUSD Students In Spring 2022 And More (1:16:25)

    • 1 hr 42 min

Customer Reviews

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105 Ratings

105 Ratings

Heather Bo ,

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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