Contact: Producers Joel Patterson, Jasmin Tuffaha, Anny Celsi & Fiona Ng
SCHEDULE FOR AIRTALK WITH LARRY MANTLE
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
TAPING at 8 a.m. with Rob Schmitz
Topic: Topless protests split feminists: The feminist protest group FEMEN, founded in
2nd Guest: TBA
Topic: Governor Brown shopping for trade in
Guest: Rob Schmitz,
12:06 – 12:30
Guest: Elfren Martinez, executive director, Florence-Firestone/Walnut Park Chamber of Commerce
12:30 – 12:40
Topic: Study shows widening income gap between professors at public and private universities:
The annual economics report from American Association of University Professors reveals that the difficult economic climate is taking a particularly nasty toll on professors at public universities. Tenured professors at private universities received an average of $167,118 last year, while their counterparts at public institutions received an average of $123,393. According to the report the gap has grown wider in recent years, and state budgets across the country continue to appropriate fewer and fewer funds to higher public education. Is the gap stretching so wide that it will affect where professors choose to teach in the future? How can public universities continue to compete for top talent?
Guest: Dr. F. King Alexander, President of
12:40 – 1:00
Topic: Technology, immediacy, and coping with ‘presentism’: Have you ever been annoyed by someone who answered a text in the middle of the conversation? In Douglas Rushkoff’s new book, “Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now,” Rushkoff believes that this is a symptom of a new way of life. Rushkoff challenges Alvin Toffler’s 1970s book “Future Shock,” which theorizes that mankind will be unable to cope with rapid change. Rather, with our microwave and smartphone lifestyles, Rushkoff believes that society has adapted to view time in a different way – by living in the “now.” In “presentism,” the top priority is whatever is happening at that moment. But unfortunately, the consequence is a lack of caring for the future and moving forward towards goals. Is Rushkoff right? Do you feel pressured by the “now”? Do you want immediate results? Are we more impulsive as a society? Have we lost sight of long-term goals?
Guest: Douglas Rushkoff, Author, "Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now" (Current; March 15, 2013); the prolific media theorist also wrote, "Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age" and "Life inc." Rushkoff has written and hosted PBS Frontline documentaries, including “The Merchants of Cool,” which looked at the influence of corporations on youth culture.
Jasmin Tuffaha office: 626.583.5162
Producer, “AirTalk with Larry Mantle”