Tuesday, April 2, 2013

AirTalk for Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Contact: Producers Joel Patterson, Jasmin Tuffaha, Anny Celsi, Fiona Ng



Wednesday, April 3, 2013

11:06 –11:20



11:20 -11:40

Topic: Will this be the Hemp bill that Brown doesn’t veto?: Yesterday (TUES) in Sacramento, a Senate committee passed a new bill that would legalize hemp production in California if - and it’s a big “if” - the federal government ever changes hemp’s illicit status.


Guest:  Patrick Goggin (pron: GAH-gin), California Legal Counsel for Vote Hemp



Guest: John Lovell, (pron: LUH-vell), Government Relations Manager, California Police Chiefs Association




Topic: Athletes’ lawsuit with NCAA-EA Sports (TEMP HEAD)

Guest:  TBD


12:06 – 12:30

Topic: What the Affordable Care Act means for seniors:  Call it Obamacare, call it health care reform, call it whatever you want. The overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act just had its third birthday. Some provisions are already in place and by 2014, major parts of the law are supposed to be up and running. Still, many people are confused as to how the law will impact them personally. Take one group for example: seniors. Reimbursement for Medicare Advantage, which provides care for seniors who opt to get their Medicare benefits through private insurance plans, was supposed to be slashed under health care reform. But the government said on April 1 that it is actually going to raise the program’s payment rate for 2014 as opposed to cutting it. California is among 15 states that will start a pilot program to enroll “dual eligibles” – seniors with both Medicare and Medi-Cal – into a managed care plan this year. How would health care reform affect seniors? How would proposed cuts to Medicare Advantage impact seniors with Medicare? Is the “dual eligibles” program beneficial for low-income seniors?

Guest: Jerry Kominski, Professor at UCLA’s Department of Health Services. And Director of the Health Economics and Evaluation Research Program at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.


Guest: Avik (OH-vick) Roy, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a columnist for Forbes and National Review.




12:30 – 12:40

Topic: Barbara Boxer says comprehensive immigration reform is urgently needed [temp head]

Guest:  Senator Barbara Boxer, D-California


12:40 – 1:00  

Topic:  Maceo Parker measures out 98% funky stuff: It was James Brown, exhorting him, “Maceo, I want you to blow!”, who turned saxophonist Maceo Parker from a sideman to a showstopper.  But when Parker blew the doors off James Brown’s “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag,” it was only the beginning. His new memoir takes us from his Southern roots playing in soul bands with his brothers, through his long stint in Brown’s band, the Famous Flames and with George Clinton’s Parliament Funkadelic, Prince, De La Soul, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and others.  Since the 1990’s Parker’s been leading his own band, and at the age of 70 is still jazzing, funking and blowing it up onstage, to the tune of 300 performances a year.  

Guest: Maceo Parker, saxophonist, bandleader and author of  98% Funky Stuff: My Life in Music (Chicago Review Press)



Warm regards,

Jasmin Tuffaha    office: 626.583.5162 

Producer, “AirTalk with Larry Mantle” 


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