Friday, July 12, 2013

AirTalk for Monday, July 15, 2013

Contact: Producers Joel Patterson, Jasmin Tuffaha, Fiona Ng



Monday, July 15, 2013

11:06 –11:20



11:20 -11:40

Topic: OC beach fire rings face removal; can the Coastal Commission intervene?

Guest: TBA



Topic: Salton Sea geothermal plants causing the San Andreas fault to tremor

There are over 10 geothermal energy plants around the Salton Sea and the vast amount of electricity they generate is making the Imperial Valley a renewable energy hub in the state. Turns out, though, power might not be the only thing these plants are producing.

A paper published in the online journal Science found that geothermal production in the Imperial Valley inadvertently increased seismic activities around the San Andreas fault. The Los Angeles Times reports that between 1981 and 2012, some 10,000 earthquakes over a 1.75 magnitude were registered in the area.

Could these smaller earthquakes trigger larger ones that could really rock Southern California? As we learn more about the tradeoffs involved with the use of alternative energy sources, should we rethink our adoption and reliance?

Guest: TBA


12:06 – 12:30

Topic: California Prison Hunger Strike: Would force-feeding be legal, ethical, moral?

Guest: Christie Thompson, Reporter, ProPublica

Guest: Jon Eisenberg (TENTATIVE), Attorney, Horvitz & Levy LLP; represents Guantanamo Bay detainees who sued over force-feeding; Eisenberg is based in Oakland

3rd Guest: TBA


12:30 – 12:40



12:40 – 1:00

Topic: How Legos went from being a cute toy to a play-time empire: [TEMP HEAD]

The iconic LEGO brick was built in 1958, and since has captivated fans everywhere becoming the world's most valuable toy company.  But just 10 years ago the company faced bankruptcy, failing in profits. It started with a Danish carpenter who created toys, and through innovation created hit toys for the next four decades. The book, “ “Brick by Brick: How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry” delves into the key strategies of the company, its most popular inventions and what nearly ruined the company. This is an insiders story that gives a glimpse into the brand that has reinvented itself through designers, company leadership and loyal fans.

Guest: David Robertson, is a professor of Innovation and Product Development at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and the author of “Brick by Brick: How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry”



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Jasmin Tuffaha    office: 626.583.5162 

Producer, “AirTalk with Larry Mantle” 


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