Contact: Producers Joel Patterson, Jasmin Tuffaha, Karen Fritsche, Fiona Ng
SCHEDULE FOR AIRTALK WITH LARRY MANTLE
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Topic: Syria update (TEMP HEADLINE)
Guest: White House reporter TBD (NYTimes and Washington Post requested)
Guest: David Bosco, Professor, American University; Writes "The Multilateralist" blog for "Foreign Policy"
Topic: When is it okay to snap and share pics of strangers?: Photography has become so easy, instantaneous, fleeting and disposable. To complicate matters, unless you're a flip-phone holdout, your smartphone isn't just equipped with precision cameras but a connection for sharing it with the entire world at the simple touch of your finger. While it is legal to photograph a stranger in a public place, is it ethical? If you snap a picture for well-intentioned reasons, does that make it okay? What if you sneak a photo of someone wearing a ridiculous or hideous outfit? Or someone who is embarrassingly drunk? And if you don't plan to share it on social media, does that make it okay? Do you have to ask permission first? Or should we all be on our best behaviour in our Sunday best, because it's a free-for-all?
Guest: Richard Koci Hernandez and/or Radcliffe Roye, Photojournalists
12:06 – 12:20
12:20 – 12:40
Topic: FCC Commissioner's quixotic quest to save AM radio: Flashback to 1978 and nearly half of all radio listeners were dialed in to the AM band. Kids listening to baseball games, teens counting down Casey Kasem's Top 40 and families getting their news together. As of 2011, AM listenership fell to 15 percent – a mere 3.1 million people, compared to 18 million who tune in to FM. These days, everything from satellite radio to tall buildings seems to be conspiring to kill AM. Add to that smartphones and consumer electronics, which interfere with many AM stations reducing their transmissions to little more than static – and some say it's time to let it die. But FCC commissioner Ajit Pai says AM is"the audible core of our national culture." And he's on a personal mission to save it. What's the point of trying to salvage AM? Is it even possible? And is it just nostalgia or are there more practical reasons to hold onto AM radio?
Guest: Ajit Pai (ah-JEET PIE), Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
12:40 – 1:00
Topic: The pros and cons of school dress codes: As students across the country settle into their new classes the administrators are going to be paying close attention to what they're wearing. A string of high profile court cases lately has brought the issue of the school dress code back in focus. Last month, the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that high school students were allowed to wear breast cancer awareness bracelets that said "I ♥ boobies!". Despite the favorable court rulings most schools haven't backed down on enforcing strict dress codes. Are schools spending too much time worrying what students are wearing rather than their education? Do strict dress codes actually make a better, safer learning environment? Should more public schools push for uniforms to reduce the need for the school to police students' wardrobes?
Guest: Ruthann Robson, Professor of Law, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law
For web: www.dressingconstitutionally.com
Karen X Fritsche
Producer, AirTalk with Larry Mantle
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