Friday, September 28, 2012

Airtalk for Monday, October 1st, 2012

Contact: Producers Karen Fritsche & Jasmin Tuffaha



Monday, October 1, 2012


11:06 –11:30

Topic: TBD



11:30 -12:00

Topic: Patt Morrison asks the Chief, LAPD’s Charlie Beck: It’s time for Ask the Chief, your monthly

opportunity to put your law and order questions to top cop Chief Charlie Beck. Patt gets the latest on the pot

shop crackdown in L.A., why the Chief ordered the investigation of a man released from jail after 19 years, how

his recovery from a motorcycle accident is going and what the highly-critical jails commission report means

for inmates. Chief Beck will also discuss the effects of prison and jail realignment, the impact of changes on

juvenile sentencing and whether the collection of DNA from suspects invades privacy. Plus, your questions.


Guest: Charlie Beck, Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department




12:06 – 12:20

Topic: U.S. Supreme Court kicks off new, possibly historic term: At least four controversial issues may be

argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this term. A case about involving affirmative action at the University of

Texas has escalated in light of the fact that universities consider race as a major factor in student admissions in

order to maintain a diverse campus. The constitutionality of same-sex marriage and “equal protection” rights

of gay and lesbian couples to wed, which may come before the court, has become a hotbed issue in many

states. Challenges to meticulous federal oversight of state and local elections and to voter identification laws

are also expected to be argued in front of the high court. Perhaps the most contested topic of all, the legality of

abortion, may be put under the SCOTUS-scope due to contentious state “personhood” laws that say life begins

at conception. Which cases will you be watching for? Which of these controversial issues are most important to



Guest: Lisa McElroy, Professor of Law, Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law and writes the Plain

English column on




12:20 – 12:40

Topic: Is it time for online child privacy protection to grow up? In 1998, Apple interim-CEO Steve Jobs

introduced the iMac, Google first filed for incorporation and Internet Explorer surpassed Netscape in the

browser market. The Federal Trade Commission, recognizing that the internet could pose a danger to children,

enacted the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) of 1998. COPPA is now well into its tweens,

and a lot has changed, including the introduction of iPads, apps and social networking. Technological advances

now allow children’s websites like, and McDonalds’ to

gather e-mails, photographs and other data without parental permission. With more and more tech-savvy kids

commanding their own e-mail accounts, advocacy groups caution, stronger protections are long overdue. Last

week a coalition of privacy and childrens’ rights organizations filed complaints with the FTC against six child-targeted

websites that, they say, are violating COPPA with a number of marketing methods. These include

encouraging youngsters to upload photographs and videos of themselves, which are then publicly available

on their websites, and using “tell-a-friend” strategies aimed at collecting a wider net of e-mail addresses – and

customers. The groups are also asking for an update of COPPA to reflect a changing online world, with ever-more,

ever-younger child involvement. Do you trust the “child-friendly” websites your child visits? Do you

know which ones are tracking his or her online activities? Are more government protections needed, or do you

feel that COPPA can do the job as is?


Guest: TBD, the Center for Digital Democracy




Guest: TBD, the Interactive Advertising Bureau





Topic: Legendary artist Herb Alpert is celebrated for a lifetime in the music business: Herb Alpert is that

rare breed of musician who was both a wildly successful performer and an adroit music executive. The genesis

of his namesake act, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass, was sparked when a young trumpeter noticed the crowd

response to musical cues from a mariachi band during a bullfight in Tijuana, Mexico. Alpert then adapted his

primary instrument to this new influence and built an unparalleled musical resume that includes five number

one hits, eight Grammy Awards, 14 platinum albums, 15 gold albums and 28 releases that hit the Billboard

charts with worldwide sales of 72 million albums to date. Alpert and music executive Jerry Moss founded

A&M Records in 1962, using their initials to name the new imprint ; the label would become home to artists

like The Carpenters, Quincy Jones, The Police, Bryan Adams, Cat Stevens and Peter Frampton through the

early 1990s. In celebration of his longevity and level of success, Alpert is receiving some big time accolades

this week. First, “The Anniversary Collection” – a compilation triple album comprised of 60 tracks spanning

A&M’s musical legacy – will be released today to mark the label’s 50th birthday. And this weekend, Alpert and

his wife, vocalist Lani Hall, will perform a concert this Saturday to support Fairfax High School as part of the

school’s 2012 Hall of Fame ceremony. Alpert is a well known philanthropist and will participate in the benefit

show in order to give future music and art students similar opportunities to the ones he had. Will the music

business ever see an artist as diverse and successful as Herb Alpert again? How has he balanced such a prolific

career with behind-the-scenes success? How has the music business changed since Alpert started his career?


Guest: Herb Alpert, musician and music executive; founder and leader of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass;

co-founder of A&M Records





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