Contact: Producers Joel Patterson, Jasmin Tuffaha, Fiona Ng
SCHEDULE FOR AIRTALK WITH LARRY MANTLE
Thursday, April 11, 2013
***IRS SEGMENT NOT CONFIRMED, DO NOT PROMOTE***
Topic: IRS auditing your emails without search warrants:
Guest: TBA, ACLU
Topic: CA bill seeks to end tax breaks for Boy Scouts for gay ban
A bill introduced by California Senator Ricardo Lara would take away certain nonprofit tax benefits away from certain youth groups that ban gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual from becoming members. The move is largely seen as a way to pressure the Boy Scouts of America to lift its ban on gay members. The Youth Equality Act is the first state legislation in the country linking a nonprofit’s tax-exempt status to its stance on gay rights. Having cleared a Senate and Finance Committee vote yesterday, the bill now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee for review. It needs a two-thirds vote from both houses of the California Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature to become law. If passed, certain youth non-profit groups would need to pay corporate taxes on donations, membership fees and other sources of income. In addition, they’d need to pay sales taxes on food and beverages sold at fundraisers. Is the bill constitutional? Should the tax code be used to put an end to certain forms of discrimination?
Guest: Matthew McReynolds, staff attorney at the Pacific Justice Institute
Guest: Eugene Volokh, Professor of Law,
Guest: John O’Connor, Executive Director of Equality
Topic: Are shared medical appointments a solution to physician shortages? Under the Affordable Care Act, a surge of people will need healthcare, but how will medical professionals be able to accommodate everyone? The Annals of Family Medicine projects that an additional 34 million people will receive health insurance and will need over 51,000 more primary care physicians by 2025 to meet that need. When
Guest: Evelina Sands, Administrative Director at Northshore Physicians Group in
Guest: Wells Shoemaker, M.D., Medical Director of the California Association of Physician Groups, practiced primary care pediatrics for 25 years on the
12:06 – 12:30
Topic: The Comeback Kids: Scandal-plagued Mark Sanford is close to winning back his old seat in the House. And now Anthony Weiner tells the New York Times that he's thinking about running for Mayor of NYC. Is a sex scandal still the career ender it once was or has the art of the comeback made it possible to get past those PR nightmares? It would be fun to talk to a PR expert who specializes in repairing reputations and getting their clients back into the public eye. How do you make the public forget something that once outraged them? Do we love a return to glory as much as we love a fall from grace? Is it harder for politicians than it is for celebrities or sports stars? Does it take a special kind of person to be able to regain the public trust?
Guest: Lisa Gritzner, President of Cerrell (pron: Ser-RELL) Associates public relations firm.
12:30 – 12:40
12:40 – 1:00
Topic: Do interfaith marriages last? Author Naomi Schaefer Riley’s new book, “’Til Faith Do Us Part: How Interfaith Marriage is Transforming America,” examines why interfaith marriages are becoming more common but sometimes end in unhappiness and divorce. In a national study that Riley commissioned, she found that over 40% of marriages are between people who hold different religious beliefs. Her study showed that Jews are the most likely to marry people of other faiths and Mormons are the least likely. But the most interesting finding is that interfaith couples are generally more unhappy and unstable than marriages where only one belief is involved. Couples with different political affiliations are happier than those with different religious beliefs. In an interfaith marriage herself, Riley is a Conservative Jew married to a former Jehovah’s Witness. She admits that it’s been tough. Interfaith couples most often run into difficulties when raising children, and Riley says interfaith marriages may be why less young Americans identify themselves with a religion. Why are interfaith marriages becoming more common? If you’re in an interfaith union, what has your experience been? What are the struggles involved?
Guest: Naomi Schaefer Riley, author of “’Til Faith Do Us Part: How Interfaith Marriage is Transforming America” (Oxford University Press), former Wall Street Journal editor and writer
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