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Congressman Adam Schiff Introduces Bill to Curb Presidential Abuses of Power

Published September 21, 2021 at 9:50 AM PDT
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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 27: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) shakes hands with Aquilino Gonell of the U.S. Capitol Police after he testified during the House Select Committee hearing investigating the January 6 attack on US Capitol on July 27, 2021 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. During its first hearing the committee, currently made up of seven Democrats and two Republicans, will hear testimony from law enforcement officers about their experiences while defending the Capitol from the pro-Trump mob on January 6. (Photo by Bill O'Leary-Pool/Getty Images)

DOC AMA: California Has Nation’s Lowest COVID Rate, J&J Second Dose Increases Protection And More

Covid Update 9.21.21

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, infectious disease specialist and professor of medicine at the UCSF Medical Center.

Topics today include:

  • California has nation’s lowest coronavirus rate -- here’s why
  • Johnson & Johnson says second dose of its vaccine offers increased protection against COVID
  • COVID has killed about as many Americans as 1918-1919 flu
  • LAT: Demand for monoclonal antibodies soars, making the treatment hard to find in California
  • How not to use a rapid COVID test at home

New Book Explores the Role of Testosterone in Society

Testosterone and Society 9.21.21

In her new book “T: The Story of Testosterone, the Hormone that Dominates and Divides Us,” Harvard evolutionary biologist Carole Hooven dives into the history and biology of testosterone, how the hormone affects human behavior, and its impact on individuals and society. Today on AirTalk, Hooven joins Larry to discuss her findings and what testosterone can tell us about ourselves and the world.

Congressman Adam Schiff Introduces Bill to Curb Presidential Abuses of Power

Adam Schiff House Bill 9.21.21

During the Trump administration, Burbank Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff emerged as a key voice of opposition to President Trump, even acting as one of the House managers of the President’s first impeachment trial. Today, Schiff is helping usher in a landmark reform bill, the Protecting Our Democracy Act. It aims to strengthen presidential accountability and prevent future abuses of power from the highest position in government. The bill covers nearly a dozen issues, a key one being the president's power to bestow pardons and commutations. Although many of the proposed reforms are not new ideas, the urgency behind them is growing. Join us today on AirTalk as we speak with Congressman Adam Schiff about what’s in the bill and what’s at stake.

The Politics of California and New York and How Voters in Both States View Their Political Institutions

CA and NY Politics 9.21.21

How do citizens hold their government officials accountable? How can populist attitudes affect the desire to do so? And what impact could both have had on the recent California recall? Those questions are the basis of a new study out today from the researchers at the Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College. Researchers surveyed registered voters in both California leading up to the recall challenge to Governor Gavin Newsom and in New York shortly after Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned amid a sexual harassment scandal. Why compare the two? Both states are large, Democratic-leaning, with a significant divide between urban and rural voters, and governors in trouble with some voters. What do the results tell us about voters’ preferences for political institutions, recall efforts, and voter perceptions? Today on KPCC we speak with Ken Miller, Director of the Rose Institute and Andrew Sinclair, Assistant Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College. You can read the full report at the Rose Institute website here.

New Study Finds Film Representation Of Latino Community Remains Low, Stereotypes Persist

Latinos and Media 9.21.21

A recent USC Annenberg study highlights what has been a longstanding problem in the film industry: the Hispanic/Latino community is not just underrepresented in films, they’re also poorly represented. Researchers found that from 2007 to 2019, the Hispanic and Latino community made up just 5% of lead characters in major films, and in 2019, nearly 30% of Hispanic and Latino actors were portrayed as criminals.

Today on AirTalk, Larry speaks with creator/showrunner of the “One Day at a Time” (2017-2020) and the upcoming series "With Love” Gloria Calderon Kellet, KPCC film critic Claudia Puig, and executive director of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers Ben Lopez about media portrayals of Latino people and the lack of representation throughout the production process.

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