Contact: Producers Joel Patterson, Jasmin Tuffaha, Fiona Ng, Kaitlin Funaro
SCHEDULE FOR AIRTALK WITH LARRY MANTLE
Friday, September 6, 2013
Topic: Cyclists pushing for “3 foot” buffer law
Guest: Assemblyman Steven Bradford (D-Gardena), represents the 62nd district of California; he sponsored AB1371
Topic: A new city, a new president and a new sport: A big weekend ahead in Olympic news: The most important International Olympic Committee meeting in decades kicks off today in Buenos Aires. The IOC has a lot on its plate from picking a host city for the 2020 Games to choosing a new president and deciding which sport will make the cut to stay in the Olympic Games. The three competing host cities - Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul - all have challenges to overcome and there's no clear front runner. In addition to picking the host city - the IOC will also have to choose which lucky sport will become the 28th official addition to the Olympic Games. Wrestling has its fingers crossed that it won't be booted off the roster after the commission voted earlier this year to remove it from the Games. Baseball and softball are also in contention to stay Olympic sports. After all that, the IOC still has to choose a new president to replace outgoing Jacques Rogge. The former Olympian has headed up the IOC for 12 years and is about to retire. The new president will have a whole host of challenges to take over from concerns over Russia's anti-gay stance in the upcoming Sochi winter Games to concerns about construction underway for 2016 in Rio de Janiero. A lot of lingering questions will be answered by the end of the weekend. Which city will win the 2020 bid? Will Tokyo overcome concerns over radiation from the Fukushina nuclear disaster? Will economic problems and political instability overshadow the bids for Madrid and Istanbul? Will the IOC chose a non-European candidate for president? And which sport would you like to see added back to the Olympic Games?
Guest: Phil Wallace, board member with the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games
12:06 – 12:40
Topic: Filmweek: Riddick, Salinger, Adore and more: Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan and Lael Loewenstein to review this week’s releases, including Riddick, Salinger, Adore and more. TGI-Filmweek!
Guest: Henry Sheehan, film critic for KPCC and CriticsAGoGo.com
Guest: Lael Loewenstein, film critic for KPCC and Variety
12:40 – 1:00
Topic: Roman Polanski: A filmmakers retrospective
Guest: James Greenberg, Editor in Chief of the DGA Quarterly and author of “Roman Polanski: A Retrospective.”