Monday, June 24, 2013

AirTalk for Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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



Tuesday, June 25, 2013



11:06 –11:30

Topic: (Shelby case?)

Guests: (Lisa McElroy; Jim Burling, Pacific Legal; Nancy Abudu or colleague, ACLU; Rick Hasen, Irvine)


11:30 -11:45

Topic: President Obama unveils National Climate Plan:

Guest: TBA, Natural Resources Defense Council

2nd Guest: TBA



Topic: The latest workplace attitude buzzword: actively disengaged

All work and no raises could be the motto of today's workplace. With unemployment is at 7.6% many of us are grateful to be working, but how engaged and satisfied folks are folks with their jobs -- that's an entirely different matter. Gallup recently asked workers about how "engaged, or involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their workplace" and found that only 30 percent of those polled returned a positive response. The survey looked at worker engagement beginning in 2010 and ending in 2012, continuing the work of a previous poll that covered the period between 2008 through 2010. "Actively disengaged" workers, the polling giant estimated, apparently cost the U.S. economy as much as $550 billion in lost productivity each year. Surprisingly, the report found that those with a college degree felt more unhappy with their work than those without. Why are workers feeling so checked out? If you are a manager, how do you rally your troops to get them to invest more?

Guest: Jim Harter, Chief Scientist of Workplace Management and Wellbeing at Gallup.



12:06 – 12:20

Topic: Who wins in Coliseum deal between USC and the California Science Center? The California Science Center’s governing board is expected to vote tomorrow on a 98-year-lease deal that would give USC control of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USC would have control over the majority of the parking garage for football games and other events held at the coliseum. The school would also get the money from the parking that currently goes to the Science Center and the African American History Museum. The new lease would replace a 25-year deal USC signed in 2008. It has been modified from previous versions, but some Science Center trustees say the museums in Exposition Park will still be hurt by the terms of the deal. Is this lease more beneficial for USC than the California Science Center?

Guest: TBA

2nd Guest: Marvin Holen, Trustee, California Science Center Foundation; and a practicing attorney



12:20 – 12:40

Topic: How relevant is a liberal arts degree?

A liberal arts education used to be the cornerstone of universities but an increasing push towards engineering, business and science degrees is putting the classic liberal arts degree in jeopardy. Low enrollment in the humanities, even in institutions like Harvard, is causing concern that too many students are abandoning liberal arts. A new report presented on Capitol Hill last week by the Commission on the Humanities & Social Sciences last week has called for a new national corps of "master teachers" trained in humanities and social sciences and increased support for liberal arts degrees. Are degrees such as political science, English and humanities still relevant to today's workforce? Do fields including law, business and medicine benefit from having students with liberal arts backgrounds? Should the White House be pushing investment into science degrees and leaving the liberal arts behind?

Guest: James Cuno, President and CEO of J. Paul Getty Trust. And a member of the Commission on the Humanities & Social Sciences, which prepared the report.


Guest: Richard Vedder, the director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity and Professor of Economics at Ohio University



12:40 – 1:00


Topic: Astronaut Wives *or* Wedding Gifts



Warm regards,

Jasmin Tuffaha    office: 626.583.5162 

Producer, “AirTalk with Larry Mantle” 


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