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Pandemic Halloween 2021: We Talk The Best Halloween Attractions SoCal Has To Offer

Mr. Jack O'Lanterns Pumpkin Patches Officially Open For 2021 Halloween Season
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General view of the atmosphere at Mr. Jack O'Lantern's Pumpkin Patch on October 17, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

COVID-19 AMA: Fauci Says Vaccinations For Kids 5-12 Could Come Soon, Moderna Says Vaccine Produces Strong Response In Kids

Covid Update 10.25.21

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Kimberly Shriner from Huntington Hospital in Pasadena.

Topics today include:

Pandemic Halloween 2021: We Talk The Best Halloween Attractions SoCal Has To Offer

Halloween Attractions 10.25.21

Every year, October brings a load of different Halloween attractions to celebrate the spookiest month of the year. Whether it be homemade haunted houses or well-made displays, there are plenty of fun and scary attractions in Southern California that are worth checking out.

Today on AirTalk, Larry discusses with KPCC/LAist arts & entertainment reporter Mike Roe and owner and editor-in-charge of “Parks and Cons” Carmelle Marshall about some of the most notable displays and attractions this Halloween.

You can find a list of haunted houses in Southern California on the SoCal Haunt List.

One-On-One With Los Angeles Zoo Director Denise Verret On Plans To Expand Zoo’s Attractions

Los Angeles Zoo Folo 10.25.21

The Los Angeles Times had reported that the Los Angeles Zoo, in an effort to compete with some of SoCal’s major attractions, plans to spend $650 million to help bring in tourists in anticipation of the 2028 Olympics in the city.

Last week, we spoke to folks about the expansion, touching on the purpose of the initiative and hearing the environmental concerns tied to it. Today on AirTalk, Larry discusses with LA Zoo director and CEO Denise Verret.

‘Rust’ Film Set Shooting: How Safety Protocols Can Slip Through The Cracks, The Challenges With Enforcement And More

Santa Fe Set Death Armorer 10.25.21

A number of questions remain following a fatal shooting on a Santa Fe film set that killed one crew member and injured another. Actor Alec Baldwin fired the weapon on the set of the movie “Rust.” The incident has left many in the industry wondering how this could have happened and who’s at fault.

According to the Associated Press, crew members on the set had voiced and protested earlier production issues and safety concerns. Today on AirTalk, Larry talks with Bryan W. Carpenter, an armorer and weapons master working in the film and television industry, about the difference between a live and prop gun, the safety protocols on film sets and the challenges with enforcement.

Has The Pandemic Robbed Us Of A Sense Of Shared Humanity? How Polarization Over Pandemic Safety Measures Has Created A More Aggressive Public

Losing Humanity Amid Pandemic 10.25.21

During pandemic lockdowns, a certain type of video has become a near-daily viral event in the U.S. Usually filmed on a shaky camera phone in public places, like airplanes and grocery stores, these videos typically feature people in aggressive conflict with one another by yelling, pushing, or taunting, often over masks or other pandemic-related health orders. How has this type of behavior come to be this common? What is the psychology behind aggression and polarization, and is there a way to walk back this kind of animosity?

Today on AirTalk, we’re learning more with David H. Rosmarin, director of the spirituality and mental health program at McLean Hospital and an associate professor of psychology in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

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