Wednesday, August 14, 2013

AirTalk for Thursday, August 15, 2013

Contact: Producers Jasmin Tuffaha, Fiona Ng, Jerry Gorin, Kaitlin Funaro




Thursday, August 15, 2013


11:06 –11:30

Topic: Is vacation-rental website Airbnb a blessing or nuisance for Angelenos?:

Guest:  TBA


11:30 -11:40

Topic: OPEN

Guest: TBA



Topic: ‘Til death do us part, doesn’t need to kill you: When most couples marry, they vow to stay together in good times and bad. Christo and  Sharlene Lassiter of Cincinnati certainly did, when they got hitched in 1986. 10 years later, however, they called it quits. 17-years later, their divorce-related battles are ongoing. The divorce between the two ex-spouses, who also happen to both be law professors, has been so acrimonious, that a judge recently rebuked the pair saying they make a mockery of the legal profession. Not all divorce cases are this extreme. But the very process of divorce is by nature, adversarial. So what options exist for couples who hope to split up more amicably? It’s called collaborative divorce and it’s a process that addresses the financial, emotional and legal aspects of divorce, all at once. It’s aimed at saving couples heartache, money and ugly court battles. How does collaborative divorce work? What if one spouse is hooked on fighting?

Guest: Mary Ann Aronsohn, marriage and family therapist in private practice in South Pasadena; collaborative divorce coach

Guest: Leslee J. Newman, attorney at law specializing in amicable divorce


12:06 – 12:20

Topic: OPEN

Guest: TBA


12:20 – 12:40

Topic: Parents and the child-free: can they truly be friends?

In one corner you have sleep-deprived parents who are more concerned about school districts than which are the best new bars in town. In the other corner, you have  child-free folks who could care less about preschools or which brand of car seats to get. Yes. Yes. We are firmly in the territory of stereotypes, but the fact remains that the two lifestyles are pretty different and come with different priorities. The divide has caused one mom recently to wonder whether it is indeed possible for people with kids to stay friends with people who are child-free. If you are child-free, do you like hanging out with friends who have kids? If you are a parent, how is it hanging out with friends who don’t have kids?

Guest: TBA

Guest: TBA


12:40 – 1:00

Topic: Junípero Serra and the Legacies of the California Missions

Guest: Steve Hackel, co-curator of the exhibition, professor of history at the University of California, Riverside, and Serra biographer (“Junípero Serra: California’s Founding Father”)

Guest: Cathy Gudis, co-curator of the exhibition and professor of California and public history at the University of California, Riverside


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