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Recall Ballots Must Be Mailed Today — Here's What You Need To Know About Voting In The Election

California Gov. Newsom Starts A "Say No" To Recall Campaign In San Francisco
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 13: California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference at Manny's on August 13, 2021 in San Francisco, California. California Gov. Gavin Newsom kicked off his "Say No" to recall campaign as he prepares to face a recall election on September 14. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Reaction As Taliban Takes Over Afghan Capital Following US Troop Withdrawal, Government Collapse

Kabul Falls (8/16/21)

President Joe Biden will return to the White House Monday to address the nation on the U.S. evacuation from Afghanistan, as the planned withdrawal of American forces turned deadly at Kabul’s airport as thousands tried to flee the country a day after the Taliban’s takeover.

Senior U.S. military officials say the chaos at the airport left seven people dead Monday morning, including some who fell from a departing American military transport jet. Afghans rushed onto the tarmac of the capital’s airport as thousands tried to escape after the Taliban seized power with stunning speed. Some clung to the side of a U.S. military plane before takeoff, in a widely shared video that captured the sense of desperation as America’s 20-year war comes to a chaotic end. Today, we talk with Col. (ret.) Arnold V. Strong and Washington Post reporter Missy Ryan about the latest. Plus, we want to hear from U.S. veterans about how they’re feeling as these events unfold. Tweet, message the AirTalk Facebook page, email or call 866-893-5722 to join the conversation.

With files from the Associated Press

Live Theatre Is Returning To Stages Big And Small In SoCal -- What Will It Look Like?

Live Theater (8/16/21)

The Tony-winning smash hit "Hamilton!" returns to the stage of the Hollywood Pantages Theatre on Tuesday, but it's not the only venue in SoCal that is rehearsing for the reopening of live theatre indoors. Today on AirTalk, the leaders of several local theatre venues and companies large and small join Larry to talk about what the return of indoor performances will look like and what audiences can expect when the house lights finally go down once again. Joining us is: Jeff Loeb, general manager of Broadway in Hollywood and the Hollywood Pantages Theatre; Gil Cates, Jr., executive director of the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood;
Christian Lebano, producing artistic director at Sierra Madre Playhouse and director of their production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown;” and Meghan Pressman, managing director/CEO for Center Theatre Group.

Recall Ballots Must Be Mailed Today -- Here's What You Need To Know About Voting In The Election

Recall Primer (8/16/21)

Monday marks the deadline that California election leaders in counties across the state must start sending out mail-in ballots to registered voters. Today on AirTalk, we'll give you a primer on how to vote in the election, what you need to know about filling out your ballot and we'll hear from local election officials about how they're preparing in their respective counties. Larry discusses with KPCC/LAist senior politics reporter Libby Denkmann; Ben Christopher, reporter covering state politics for the nonprofit news organization CalMatters; Neal Kelley, registrar of voters for Orange County; Rebecca Spencer, registrar of voters for Riverside County; and Dean Logan, Los Angeles County registrar/recorder.

DOC AMA: Kids Head Back To In-Person Classes, U.S. Considers Vaccine Boosters For Elderly And More

Covid Update (8/16/21)

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Dean Blumberg, professor of medicine and chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital.

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