Tuesday, August 13, 2013

AirTalk for Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Contact: Producers Joel Patterson, Jasmin Tuffaha, Fiona Ng, Kaitlin Funaro




Wednesday, August 14, 2013


11:06 –11:20

Topic: OPEN

Guest: TBA


11:20 -11:40

Topic: Fate of wild horses divides Native Americans, animal rights groups

The practice of slaughtering wild horses on Indian reservations has never been banned, but has been forced to stop when funding for inspection was cut from the federal budget. The issue whether to restore funding to the inspection has divided animal rights groups and some Native American groups—at times driving a wedge between members of the same tribes. Proponents of feral horse slaughtering, including the Navajo Nation, say the itinerant animals cost the tribe hundreds of thousands of dollars a year and take away important natural resources from its land. Opponents say that there are ways to preserve the horses and killing them violates a cultural tradition and identity of Native Americans.

Guest:  Erny Zah (pron: ZAH), director of communications for the President’s Office at the Navajo Nation

Guest: TBD CON



Topic: Do we praise our children too much?

Guest: Deepa Fernandes, KPCC’s Early Childhood Development Correspondent

Guest: TBA praise expert


12:06 – 12:20

Topic: OPEN

Guest: TBA


12:20 – 12:40

Topic: Does a jury of your peers have to be all English speakers? A New Mexico Supreme Court ruling this week underscored the rights of non-English speakers to serve as jurors in the state's trials. Its constitution declares clearly that the right of any citizen to "sit upon juries, shall never be restricted...on account of...inability to speak, read or write the English or Spanish languages." It's the only state in the union to make such an accommodation - by providing interpreters for prospective jurors.


Guest:  Margaret Montoya, Professor of Law, University of New Mexico School of Law


Guest: Richard Gabriel, the President of Decision Analysis, Inc. a national trial consulting firm with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco


12:40 – 1:00

Topic: College hook-up culture off the hook? Not so, new study says: Despite recent headlines claiming that sex among college students was on the rise, students are actually having less sex than two decades ago. This, according to new research presented Tuesday at the American Sociological Association. Martin Monto, a sociology professor from the University of Portland, found “no evidence of substantial changes in sexual behavior that would support the proposition that there is a new or pervasive ‘hookup culture’ among contemporary college students.” But young adults do seem to be having sex with fewer strings attached to partners. The researchers looked at nationally representative data from the General Social Survey of 1,829 high school grads, ages 18-25, who had finished at least one year of college. They compared answers from 1988-1996 with those from 2002-2010 and found no major differences. These latest findings echo other, similar research. So is the hook-up culture just a myth? What’s really going on behind closed campus doors?


Guest: Martin A. Monto, professor of sociology, University of Portland

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