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Rep. Adam Schiff On House Committee To Investigate January 6 Insurrection

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Rep. Adam Schiff, D-CA questions witnesses during the Select Committee investigation of the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol, during their first hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on July 27, 2021.

COVID-19 AMA: CDC Guidance On Masking Indoors, Strategies For Reopening K-12 Schools, And More

COVID Update AirTalk (07/27/21)

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Arthur Reingold, M.D., professor of epidemiology and Head of the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health.

Topics today include:

  • CDC recommends vaccinated people wear masks indoors again
  • Actual number of COVID cases may be double official tally
  • New report recommends safe reopening strategies for K-12 schools
  • Tokyo hits record number of COVID-19 cases amid the Olympics
  • Development of pill for coronavirus treatment
  • Pfizer and Moderna to expand trial on kids ages 5-11
  • Infectious disease specialist discusses whether we’re overtesting
  • San Diego Zoo snow leopard tests positive for COVID-19

Rep. Adam Schiff On House Committee To Investigate January 6 Insurrection

Schiff January 6 Committee AirTalk (07/27/21)

Unfazed by Republican threats of a boycott, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared Thursday that a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection will take on its “deadly serious” work whether Republicans participate or not.

Republican House leader, Kevin McCarthy, called the committee a “sham process” and suggested that GOP lawmakers who take part could face consequences. McCarthy said Pelosi’s rejection of two of the Republicans he attempted to appoint - Jim Banks of Indiana and Jim Jordan of Ohio - was an “egregious abuse of power.” Both voted against certifying the 2020 election results. Speaker Pelosi has appointed two Republicans - Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, and Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming - to the committee.

Today on AirTalk, we hear more about the committee from Adam Schiff, Democratic Congressman representing California’s 28 Congressional District.

LA Real Estate Developer Rick Caruso On AMC Reopening Theaters At Americana And The Grove, The State Of The Mall Business And More

Rick Caruso And The Future Of Theaters AirTalk (07/27/2021)

Movies are back at two of Southern California’s largest shopping centers after AMC announced earlier this week that it had reached an agreement with Caruso, the real estate company which owns The Americana in Glendale and The Grove in West L.A., to reopen at the two locations on a long term lease after they were among the Pacific Theaters locations that closed earlier this year. Caruso CEO Rick Caruso has long been a major figure across Los Angeles’ business, political and philanthropic scenes, and with the recent announcement that Mayor Eric Garcetti would be leaving his post after being nominated to an ambassadorship in the Biden administration, some are speculating that Caruso might throw his name into the hat as a candidate.
Today on AirTalk, Larry talks with Rick Caruso about his company’s agreement with AMC to reopen the theaters at The Americana and The Grove, what the mall business has been like through the pandemic and what his political aspirations might be.

After Simone Biles Cites Mental Health In Withdrawing From Women’s Gymnastics Final, How Professional Athletes Cope With Extreme Pressure Of Competition

Simone Biles Mental Health AirTalk (07/27/2021)

American gymnast Simone Biles withdrew from the women’s gymnastics final on Tuesday, citing preservation of her mental health as the reason for her decision. In a press conference, Biles told members of the media “I just felt like it would be a little bit better to take a backseat, work on my mindfulness and I knew that the girls would do an absolutely great job and I didn't want to risk the team a medal," and said she and other members of the team were overly-stressed about the competition.

Today on AirTalk, we look at how athletes deal with the pressures of competing at the highest level of their sport with Robert Andrews of The Institute of Sports Performance and Kathleen Mellano, a professor of exercise science at Springfield College.

The Future Of Workplace Fashion As Some Slowly Return To The Office

Future Of Office Wear AirTalk (07/27/2021)

As the coronavirus pandemic dragged on and on over the past year and a half, did you notice your “work” attire growing more casual? What used to be business casual now looks like joggers and a t-shirt for many people. And with the return of in-person work, some may stick to the casual threads. Today on AirTalk, Larry talks with fashion historian and author Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell about the evolution of casual fashion. We also want to hear from listeners! What’s your fashion game plan? Casual all day or ready to suit up? Plus, what have you noticed from others as we venture back into workplaces? Call 866-893-5722, tweet or message us on Facebook.

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