Wednesday, May 8, 2013

AirTalk for Thursday, May 9, 2013

­­Contact: Producers Joel Patterson, Jasmin Tuffaha, Fiona Ng, Jerry Gorin



Thursday, May 9, 2013


11:06 – 11:20

Topic: OPEN

Guest: TBA


11:20 – 11:40

Topic: Governor Brown proposes to amend Prop 65, toxicity disclosure law: The governor has proposed a serious overhaul to the decades-old Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act that requires product manufacturers, retailers and property owners to post signs warning the public if goods or premises contain toxic chemicals. While most agree that the law has forced businesses to eliminate or reduce toxic chemicals, for years many have complained that the law has been heavily abused by private lawyers who make frivolous “shake-down” lawsuits. Governor Brown wants to ensure, among other things, that attorney’s fees are capped for Prop 65 related cases, and to require stronger demonstration by plaintiffs that they have information to support claims before litigation begins.

Guest: Tom Scott, Executive Director for California Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse

Guest: (tentative) David Roe, attorney for Environmental Defense Fund and principal draftsman of Prop 65 law


11:40 – 12:00

Topic: NRLB unionization notice (temp head)

Guest: Karen Harned (HAHRN-nehd), Executive Director of the National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center. NFIB is one of the plaintiffs in the case.

2nd Guest: TBA


12:06 – 12:20

Topic: OPEN

Guest: TBA


12:20 - 12:40

Topic: Is there a "re-Latin-ization" of "lohz AHN-hell-uhz" place names? Newbies and tourists in Los Angeles easily betray themselves when they spit out the Spanish pronunciation of what we know as San Pedro (san PEE-droh) or Los Feliz (los FEE-lus). Resident Angelenos anglicized those locales so long ago that  native Spanish speakers get corrected for saying "sahn PAY-dro" or "lohz fay-LEES." But that could be changing. As Marisa (mah-REE-sah) Gerber of the LA Times writes, "A younger generation -- perhaps more sensitive to the region's history -- favors truer Spanish pronunciation. L.A.'s growing Latino population helps propel the new pronunciations, too." Have you noticed a trend? What's your prefered style? How do you pronounce Hermosa Beach? What about Cesar E. Chavez Avenue or the Chavez Ravine?

Guest: Marisa Gerber, (mah-REE-sah) Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times


12:40 - 1:00

Topic:  Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic opens at the Autry:

Guest: Karen Wilson, UCLA historian and co-curator “Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic”

Guest: Carolyn Brucken, co-curator “Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic”



Joel Patterson

Senior Producer, AirTalk

626-583-5375 office

858-349-2205 cell




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