Wednesday, June 12, 2013

AirTalk for Thursday, June 13, 2013

Contact: Producers Joel Patterson, Jasmin Tuffaha, Fiona Ng, Kaitlin Funaro



Thursday, June 13, 2013



11:06 – 11:19

Topic: (Watching SCOTUS)



Topic: Parking in Venice anything but a day at the beach: When the issue of beach access collides with the issue of street parking, expect fireworks. Today (THURS), the California Coastal Commission is set to hear a testy debate about overnight parking spots in Venice. Some residents of Venice are asking the CCC to allow for restrictions of overnight parking for streets between the ocean and Lincoln Boulevard. Only permitted parking for residents and guests would be allowed between 2 and 5 a.m. The Venice Stakeholders Association argue that visitor and tourist parking would not suffer because more lots will open in the wee hours to mitigate for the loss. Those opposed to the plan say it sets a dangerous precedent for who and when the public beaches are accessible. If you hit the beach for early morning runs or late night walks, where do you park? If you live in Venice or Santa Monica, how do you deal with parking challenges? How have other beach cities dealt with this?

Guest: Mark Ryavec, long-time resident in Venice and member of the Venice Stakeholders Association; Ryavec joins us from outside the Commission hearing in Long Beach


Guest: Sara Wan former California Coastal Commissioner; currently a land use consultant



11:39 - 11:41 - News break

11:41 - 11:58:30

Topic: The murky depths of California’s obscure water boards:



12:06 – 12:30

Topic: Latest on the NSA revelations:

Guests: TBA


12:30 - 12:39

Topic: Fight brewing between film studios and theater owners on length of movie trailers

On average, movie trailers are about 2 minutes and 30 seconds long. If the National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) has its way, previews will start clocking in at just 2 minutes. Theater owners say they’ve been getting an earful from viewers telling them that trailers are too lengthy and give too much of the plot away. But Hollywood studios, which rely on trailers to attract viewers, are none too happy about the proposed change. "My trailers are 2.5 minutes because that's what we need to send the right message. This could be a paradigm shift. Thirty seconds is a long time," an unnamed studio executive told the Hollywood Reporter. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to trailer lengths. Right now, studios follow marketing guidelines suggested by the Motion Picture Association of America, which puts a 2.5-minute restriction on trailers.  


Guest: Pamela McClintok, reporter at the Hollywood Reporter



12:41 - 12:58:30

Topic: How do parents choose the perfect baby name?: Have you ever wished that you had a different name? Many soon-to-be-parents take naming their bundle of joy very seriously and go on an exhaustive quest for the perfect baby name. Whether it’s inventing a name or inheriting one, parents juggle between names that are too common or too weird. Which factors influence this decision? A recent study by University of Chicago political scientists stated that the parents’ political affiliation affects their baby’s name. The study showed that liberals prefer softer sounding names with “L” and “A” sounds, and conservatives prefer harder sounding names with “K” and “T” sounds. In your experience, does this theory hold water? What are current baby naming trends? Do you have any naming regrets? Can a child’s name affect their lives and future success?


Guest: Pamela Redmond Satran, co-producer of baby name website Nameberry; co-author of numerous baby name books including, “Beyond Ava & Aiden: The Enlightened Guide to Naming Your Baby (St. Martin's Griffin, 2009) and “The Baby Name Bible: The Ultimate Guide By America's Baby-Naming Experts” (St. Martin's Griffin, 2007)



Warm regards,

Jasmin Tuffaha    office: 626.583.5162 

Producer, “AirTalk with Larry Mantle” 


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