Tuesday, March 19, 2013

AirTalk for Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013


11:06 –11:30




Topic: Ask the Chief!: We’re well into 2013, but Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has had his hands full dealing with ghosts of the past. Last month, the police department reopened the 2007 disciplinary case that resulted in the firing of Christopher Dorner -- the former police officer who took four lives before dying in a fiery blaze in the Big Bear mountains. Meanwhile, the year-and-a-half-old prison realignment effort is having both expected and unexpected outcomes on the local level. A small uptick in property crime in Los Angeles? Possibly related and perhaps expected. Thousands of paroled sex offenders going unpunished after disarming their GPS trackers because the county jails are too full? Not expected. These same sex offenders have troubles of their own, however, if a movement started by the community of Harbor Gateway takes off. The neighborhood will soon be home to a tiny “pocket park” – a little piece of green with a big mission of driving away the offenders in the neighborhood. How is LAPD’s top cop dealing with all of this? Join Larry Mantle and bring questions of your own to find out in this segment of Ask the Chief!

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



12:00 – 12:20

Topic: What is the U.S. role in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict? Is the White House abdicating its historic position as a lead negotiator?

Guests: TBD


12:20 – 12:40

Topic: Who are the winners and losers of delayed marriage?: A recent report from the University of Virginia’s National Marriage Project has both good news and bad news. The study showed delayed marriage as a rising trend across all economic classes. The good news? College-educated folk, especially women, are reaping the financial benefits. The bad news? They seem to be the only ones. Twentysomethings with less education are on board with delaying marriage, but they’re not necessarily delaying childbearing, according to the report, titled “Knot Yet.” On average, women in this group have their first child two years before marriage – that’s compared to their college-educated peers, who typically wait two years after marriage. Reversing marriage and the baby carriage is a trend on the rise for the middle class and a serious problem, according to the researchers behind the study. Drifting into parenthood before marriage has been shown to result in less emotional and financial stability for the child – one that could create a vicious cycle entrapping the next generation in economic immobility. Could we be headed towards an even more stark divide between the haves and have-nots because of this marriage trend? Is a culture shift or a poor economy to blame for having children before marriage? Why is marriage rather than intentional relationships the recommended prerequisite for children?

Guest: Kelleen Kaye (pron: kuh-leen kay), Co-author of the study “Knot Yet” and Senior Director of Research at The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.



12:40 – 1:00

Topic: Going over the rainbow with Tracie Bennett:

Guest: Tracie Bennett, English Stage and Television Actress



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