Friday, July 19, 2013

AirTalk for Monday, July 22, 2013

Contact: Producers Joel Patterson, Jasmin Tuffaha, Fiona Ng, Karen Fritsche




Monday, July 22, 2013


11:06 – 11:20

Topic: OPEN


11:20 – 11:40

Topic: OPEN



Topic: What will save Altadena hikers from themselves at Eaton Canyon?: Southern California is blessed with gorgeous hikes. Just north of Pasadena, is one so alluring it tempts people to an uncertain fate. More and more locals have a cautionary awareness about Eaton Canyon and the so-called Second Waterfall. Still it continues to attract inexperienced hikers - dozens have been injured in just the last couple of years. Four have died since 2011. Not only is the terrain a nightmare, as a new article in Pasadena Magazine explains, the multi-jurisdictional responsibility is a bit of a nightmare, too. L.A. County is responsible for the park land, but the U.S. Forest Service is responsible for the terrain beyond the park. A volunteer crew, the Altadena Mountain Rescue Team, looks after many rescues. And they have their own ideas of how to fix the problem. Agencies continue to talk about it, but nothing is changing. Should it be a costly, well-engineered trail? Is a fence the answer, or signage? Is there any way to eliminate or minimize danger at Eaton Canyon?

Guest: Matthew Fleischer, Freelance Writer who wrote “The Second Waterfall” for July/August issue of Pasadena Magazine

Guest: Richard DeLeon, Captain, Altadena Mountain Rescue Team – an all-volunteer agency


12:06 – 12:20

Topic: OPEN


12:20 – 12:40

Topic: Uncorking the “secret” ingredients in wine: One of the true beauties of wine is its simplicity...grapes, oak, and time. Well, not so fast. What many vinophiles don’t realize is that most wines aren’t nearly that simple. In the pursuit of exactly the right flavor, most vintners add ingredients to wine in an attempt to shape what comes out of the bottle. Sulphur dioxide gives it longer shelf life, enzymes make it dryer, sugar lengthens the fermentation process, and sturgeon bladder clarifies the color. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg that is the recipe for a great glass of chardonnay or shiraz. So why, then, with all that’s being added, aren’t wineries required to list these ingredients on their bottles? A few wines already do it, but the majority of winemakers would rather not. Do they have something to hide? Or do they just think we’d rather not know? Do you think an ingredients label on a $50 bottle of pinot noir makes it more or less drinkable?

Guest:  Jon Bonn√© (bohn-AY), Wine Editor, “San Francisco Chronicle;” Author of forthcoming “The New California Wine” (Ten Speed Press, November 2013


12:40 – 1:00

Topic: Wardrobe etiquette from 9 to 5

The office dress code has slackened over the years. It’s not so surprising nowadays to see folks wearing flip-flops or baring some of their tattoos in the office. Still, how much sartorial latitude a worker has depends largely on where one works. A judge in Tennessee decided that he has seen enough women attorneys rocking sleeveless dresses and low-cut blouses and fired off a memo in June to local bar associations on the topic. “The unanimous opinion was that the women attorneys were not being held to the same standard as the men,” Judge Taylor wrote in the memo. “I have advised some women attorneys that a jacket with sleeves below the elbow is appropriate or a professional dress equivalent…Your personal appearance in court is a reflection upon the entire legal profession.” What do you think of his memo?What dress code horror stories do you have? Are people dressing too casually for work?

Guest: Samantha Maxwell, President, CYA Human Resources in Los Angeles; certified Professional in Human Resources Management by the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)



Joel Patterson

Senior Producer, AirTalk

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