Contact: Producers Joel Patterson, Jasmin Tuffaha, Fiona Ng, Jerry Gorin
SCHEDULE FOR AIRTALK WITH LARRY MANTLE
Friday, May 31, 2013
Topic: United Nations rep wants to press ‘pause’ on killer robot technology:
Guest: TBA, Human Rights Watch
Guest: Ron Arkin, Regents’ Professor in the Georgia Tech School of Interactive Computing, has published extensively on autonomous systems, has conducted research under funding provided by the US Army and Navy; Consultant in the area of intelligent robotic systems
Topic: Strip club receiving Enterprise Zone credits stokes criticism of tax-incentive program:
Guest: Steve Smith, Spokesperson, California Labor Federation
2nd Guest: TBA
Topic: Los Angeles Kings take on Chicago to reach hockey’s Stanley Cup finals:
Guest: Nicholas J. Cotsonika, NHL writer for Yahoo! Sports
Topic: Santa Monica’s “Inkwell” celebrated as a seminal spot for black surfers: On Saturday, Heal the Bay is hosting an event at Bay Street in Santa Monica beachto honor the life of Nick Gabaldon (1927-1951), a pioneering African-American surfer, and celebrate multicultural beach
Guest: Alison Jefferson, Title TBA
12:06 – 12:30
Topic: Filmweek: After Earth, Now You See Me, The Kings of Summer and more: Larry and KPCC critics Lael Loewenstein and Tim Cogshell review this week’s releases, including After Earth, Now You See Me, The Kings of Summer and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
Guest: Lael Loewenstein, film critic for KPCC and Variety
Guest: Tim Cogshell, film critic for KPCC and Alt Film Guide
12:30 – 12:48
Topic: Film critic Peter Rainer chronicles thirty years of film: Peter Rainer has been a film critic for thirty years. In his book, “Rainer on Film: Thirty Years of Film Writing in a Turbulent and Transformative Era,” Rainer gives an extensive history of films, directors, actors and more. This nearly 550-page book includes some of his reviews, his take on the best and worst films, and how film and the players involved have grown...for better or for worse. Rainer joins AirTalk to discuss why he thinks Fight Club and Zero Dark Thirty are overrated and which films are underseen.
Is he right? What’s on your overrated and underseen lists? Do you follow the work of any particular directors or actors?
Guest: Peter Rainer, author of “Rainer on Film,” film critic for KPCC and the Christian Science Monitor
12:48 – 12:58
Topic: A new era for the Pasadena Pops: When the Pasadena Pops open their season on Saturday, the group will have a new face. That of their new conductor, Emmy-nominated multi-platinum singer and entertainer Michael Feinstein. He joins the Pops after the sudden death of his longtime friends and Pops leader Marvin Hamlisch. Feinstein hopes to bring his passion for forgotten scores and all things Gershwin to his conductorial debut.
Guest: Michael Feinstein, musician and the new conductor of the Pasadena Pops orchestra
Jasmin Tuffaha office: 626.583.5162
Producer, “AirTalk with Larry Mantle”