Monday, May 6, 2013

AirTalk for Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Contact: Producers Joel Patterson, Jasmin Tuffaha, Fiona Ng



Tuesday, May 7, 2013



11:06 –11:20

Topic: OPEN

Guest: TBA


11:20 –11:40

Topic: Three bills seek to ban fracking temporarily

The controversial oil extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is again coming under scrutiny in California. Last week, the Assembly Natural Resources Committee okayed three measures that would place a moratorium on fracking until its environmental impacts are fully understood. California is in the early stages of regulating fracking. And the fight over fracking in the state has been centered around the Monterey Shale in the San Joaquin Basin, which contains about 15 billion barrels of oil. These three bills were not the first bills to make it out of committee this year, but they are the toughest. Last year, the California Legislature killed a proposed temporary ban on the practice.

Guest: Holly Mitchell, Assemblymember for California’s 47th district, with Culver City as its center. Author of AB1323, one of three measures proposing a fracking moratorium in CA.

Guest: Tupper Hull, Vice President, Strategic CommunicationsWestern States Petroleum Association


11:40 –12:00

Topic: OPEN

Guest: TBA


12:06 – 12:20

Topic: In the wake of the AP Twitter hack, should high-frequency trading be regulated?

Guest: TBA


12:20 –12:40

Topic:  Zero-emission vehicle credits: Do they unfairly penalize non-electric car companies?

Guest: Jerry Hirsch, LA Times reporter (He wrote the Tesla credits piece for the paper)

Guest: Eileen Tutt, Executive Director of the California Electric Transportation Coalition, a non profit organization. Their members include utilities and automakers.


12:40 –1:00

Topic:  (tentative – DO NOT PROMOTE) Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body rejected for burial at Boston cemeteries.

Guest: David Sloane, Professor at USC’s Price School of Public Policy, and author of  The Last Great Necessity: Cemeteries in American History


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