Tuesday, September 3, 2013

AirTalk for Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Contact: Producers Joel Patterson, Jasmin Tuffaha, Karen Fritsche, Fiona Ng




Wednesday, September 4, 2013


11:06 –11:20

Topic: OPEN

Guest: TBD


11:20 -11:40

Topic: OPEN

Guest: TBD



Topic: Jewish philanthropy’s role in shaping Los Angeles: [TEMP HEAD]

Guest: Joshua Avedon, co-founder of Jumpstart, a a philanthropic research & design lab based in Los Angeles

Guest: TBA


12:06 – 12:20 or 12:30

Topic: Those jumbo screens at the Hollywood Bowl: buzz kill or what?

The Hollywood Bowl has added a staple to its lineup in the form of four humongous, high definition LED screens. They replace four older, less impressive screens that were installed in 2005.

The increased clarity, extra brightness of the new screens are welcomed by concert-goers, particularly those seated way in the back of the gigantic venue, who wouldn’t be able to see anything that’s happening on stage otherwise. But not everyone is pleased with the upgrades, calling the jumbo screens an unnecessary distraction. “The $1.5 million video system sullies music as much as electronic billboards in the mountains despoil nature,” Mark Swed, the music critic of The Los Angeles Times, wrote. “The new monitors ruined the atmosphere,” Mr. Swed wrote. “No longer is this a place where you feel like you can get away from it all for a buck. The four monitors penetrated the natural setting with a noxious glow.”

What do you think of the new additions at the Hollywood Bowl? Are the screens too bright, too distracting?


Guest:  Mark Swed, LA Times’ music critic


12:30 – 12:40

Topic: OPEN

Guest: TBD


12:40 – 1:00

Topic: The Yeti, the Loch Ness Monster, Big Foot, and the science of cryptozoology

Guest: Donald Prothero, author of “Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids”

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