Monday, June 3, 2013

AirTalk for Tuesday, June 4, 2013

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



Tuesday, June 4, 2013


11:01 - 11:04 NPR News

11:04 - 11:08 Pitching w/ Bill Davis


11:08 –11:20



11:20 - 11:27 Pitching w/ Bill Davis


11:27 -11:39

Topic: Ban fundraising for politicians when legislature in session?:

Guest: Dan Schnur, Director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC and adjunct faculty at USC Annenberg School; Schnur has started a petition to ban fundraising while the California legislature is in session


2nd Guest: TBA


11:39 - 11:44 Pitching w/ Bill Davis



Topic: Police pursuits turn deadly for innocent pedestrians in the Southland:: In East L.A.on Saturday, a 23-year-old man was killed when his sedan was rammed by a car fleeing police at high speed. Julio Cesar Reyes-Salvador was stopped at an intersection as the hot pursuit approached. Three other cars were nearly demolished, as well, injuring four more people. The Los Angeles Police Department says the suspect was being chased for suspicion of driving recklessly. That suspect has been charged with vehicular manslaughter for the death of Reyes-Salvador. The pursuit lasted only a few minutes, according to NBC 4. It's the second time in a week that an innocent bystander has been killed during a police pursuit. In Santa Ana last Thursday, 33-year old Andrew Scott Reisse was walking on Flower Street when a white Dodge Charger ran over him, killing the young man. Police were pursuing the Charger for twenty minutes before the collision. Those suspects are now in custody. Why did these police pursuits result in the death of bystanders? What are the rules governing when a police cruiser should stand down or when a police helicopter should be called in? Is there any way to make pursuits safer on public streets?

Guest:  Andrew Neiman, Lieutenant, LAPD


Guest: Geoffrey Alpert, Professor of Criminology, University of South Carolina



11:54 - 12:01 Pitching w/ Bill Davis

12:01 - 12:04 NPR News

12:04 - 12:08 Pitching w/ Bill Davis


12:08 – 12:20

Topic: Should companies be allowed to “hack back?” American businesses are at a loss as to what they could do to end cyber-espionage and intellectual property theft. One internet security firm estimates that an organization is hit by malware every few minutes, and there’s very little companies can do to protect themselves or seek recourse. So, how about putting into practice the old adage, an eye for an eye? It’s a divisive idea that is nonetheless gaining traction in some computer security circles. The Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property, a private task force that counted former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman and former Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair as its members, released a report recently that called for retaliatory counter-hacks against cyber attackers to be become legal. "These attacks would raise the cost to IP thieves of their actions, potentially deterring them from undertaking theses activities in the first place," the report said. "Only when the danger of hacking into a company’s network and exfiltrating trade secrets exceeds the rewards will such theft be reduced from a threat to a nuisance." So-called “hack back” is illegal under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which was passed in 1984. But some legal scholars argue that the law contains enough gray area to make the practice legal. Legal or not, opponents think giving companies the power to retaliate is just a bad idea. The American Bar Association is expected to weigh in on the debate with the impending release of a report on hack back.

Guest:  Stewart A. Baker, a partner at the law firm, Steptoe & Johnson. He is the former first Assistant Secretary for Policy at the Department of Homeland Security where he set cybersecurity policy.


Guest: Stan Stahl, President of Citadel Information Group, which provides information security management to companies.  And President of the Los Angeles Chapter of Information Systems Security Association



12:20 - 12:27 Pitching w/ Bill Davis


12:27 – 12:39

Topic: LA: Walkable city? When Deborah Harry sang, “Nobody walks in L.A.,”she wasn’t being ironic. In most American cities, you have to have grit and determination to make it, but in Los Angeles, you need a car. America’s most sprawling city seems unwalkable to most, but as Angelinos look for ways to escape their cars, a new walk-friendly mindset is blossoming. Why has L.A. been seen as tough on pedestrians? What would make it more walkable? What are great examples of walkable cities, and how could Los Angeles emulate them better? Which neighborhoods are best for walking?

Guest: Jeff Speck, author of “Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time”


Guest: Margot Ocana [pronouncer coming], Pedestrian Coordinator for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation



12:39 - 12:44 Pitching w/ Bill Davis

12:44 – 12:54

Topic: LA Walks cont’d

12:54 - 1:01 Pitching w/ Bill Davis



Warm regards,

Jasmin Tuffaha    office: 626.583.5162 

Producer, “AirTalk with Larry Mantle” 


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