Wednesday, July 3, 2013

AirTalk for Thursday, July 4, 2013

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



Thursday, July 4, 2013


***NOTE: Because of the July Fourth holiday, AirTalk is on tape for our first hour, during which we’ll be running the segments that made up the noon hour of our Thursday, May 30, 2013 show. In our second hour, we’ll be running an APM special “BURN: An energy journal” hosted by Alex Chadwick.***



11:00:00 - 11:00:30


ENCO #41570 Billboard

In: (music)

Out: “but please stay tuned.”

TRT: 30.1 sec



11:06 – 11:19


ENCO #41560 Segment 1 rerun

In: (music)

Out: “Hettie Lynne Hurtes has the news”

TRT: 13:03 min


Topic: How should Facebook define and deal with sexist hate speech? Bowing to pressure from activists and advertisers, Facebook says it will try to police misogynistic content posted by users. What's still unclear is how the social media company will define offensive content and what steps will follow. A recent campaign by women's rights groups drew widespread attention to Facebook pages promoting violence against women. They include graphic photos of abused women, right alongside clickable ads. Too close for comfort for advertisers, including Nissan, which pulled their ads from the site. Now Facebook says it will treat anti-women sites the same way it treats racist content and other postings defined as hate speech. Critics of the move are concerned about a private company policing speech and defining "hate speech." Facebook has received flak for removing sites that promote atheism in the Middle East and for taking down images of breastfeeding mothers. As private entities, social media companies are not obliged to protect free speech, just their own bottom line. What's more valuable for Facebook - providing a free-for-all venue for user-generated content or one with a low tolerance for distressing or controversial subjects?

Guest: Jaclyn Friedman, Executive Director, Woman, Action and the Media (WAM!); WAM is an advocacy group that helped spearhead a campaign asking Facebook to treat misogynistic content as they treat hate speech

Guest: Jillian York, Director for International Freedom of Expression, Electronic Frontier Foundation - an advocacy groups that specializes in speech and privacy issues on digital platforms



11:21 - 11:39


ENCO #41561 Segment 2 rerun

In: (music)

Out: “Hettie Lynne Hurtes has the news”

TRT: 17:05 min


11:21 – 11:30

Topic:  So just how many great white sharks are there? Great white sharks are the kings of the ocean. They are what is known as “apex predators,” which means they are the hunters and rarely the hunted. And for good reasons: great whites could stretch over 20 feet,  weigh up to 3 ½ tons and chow down some 11 tons of food each year. Despite all that we know about the great white, one thing has been difficult to figure out—exactly how many of them are out there. But whether they will be designated permanently as an endangered species hinges precisely on that question. The sharks have been closed to commercial and sport fishing in the state since 1994. Since March, the fish have been protected under the California Endangered Species Act, which lasts for a year. The Fish and Wildlife Commission is set to discuss making that classification stick in early 2014. Three environmental groups—Oceana, Shark Stewards and the Center for Biological Diversity—are the main forces behind the push to get the fish listed. Their rationale is based on a single census done between 2006 and 2008, which estimated the population to be around 200. But other scientists say that the population is actually much larger and resources should be devoted to protecting other species instead.

Guest: Geoff Shester (Shehs-tehr), California Program director of Oceana, the world’s largest advocacy group working solely to protect the world’s oceans

Guest: Michael L. Domeier, President of the Marine Conservation Science Institute, a nonprofit organization that focuses on issues in marine biology and fisheries


11:30 – 11:39

Topic: Why do 40 percent of marriages experience at least one episode of infidelity? Is cheating more common that we would like to admit? Is it becoming more prevalent in our society because of technology and social media? Psychiatrist and marriage expert Dr. Scott Haltzman calculates that about 40 percent of marriages have suffered from infidelity. Although this is a rough number, Haltzman’s new book, “The Secrets of Surviving Infidelity” examines why so many people have had affairs and if a marriage can survive after infidelity. Haltzman believes the formula for infidelity is a combination of need, opportunity, and the inability to control impulses. However, certain personality types and medical conditions, as well as those with high profiles, can also increase the potential of committing extramarital affairs. How can a marriage survive after infidelity? When should a couple try to work it out and when should they call it quits? Can trust ever be regained?

Guest: Dr. Scott Haltzman, M.D., psychiatrist and marriage expert, author of “The Secrets of Happily Married Men: Eight Ways to Win Your Wife's Heart Forever” (Jossey-Bass, 2007), and “The Secrets of Surviving Infidelity”



11:41 – 11:58:30

Topic: Why do 40 percent of marriages experience at least one episode of infidelity? CONT’D


ENCO #41562 Segment 3 rerun

In: (music)

Out: “kpcc”

TRT: 16:13 min


12:00 – 1:00

Topic: BURN: An Energy Journal hosted by Alex Chadwick: Our nation’s power grid, the patchwork system that transmits and distributes electricity from plants to consumers, is aging and stretched to capacity — especially in summer months when users face triple-digit temperatures, violent storms and power outages.


Enco #s: 8360 – 8363



Joel Patterson

Senior Producer, AirTalk

626-583-5375 office

858-349-2205 cell




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