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Climate Week: Are You Experiencing Climate Dread? You’re Not Alone

Residents Cody Najera looks Arizona Erb look through the remains of their burned home in Greenville, California on September 4, 2021. Cody is holding a broken mug while Arizona looks over towards him, both with sullen faces.
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Residents Cody Najera (R) and Arizona Erb (L) look through the remains of their burned home in Greenville, California on September 4, 2021.

COVID-19 AMA: New Pfizer Pill May Cut Severe Illness Risk, Europe Is Pandemic Epicenter Again, And More

COVID Update 11.5.21

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Shruti Gohil, professor of medicine and associate medical director for epidemiology and infection prevention at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine.

Topics today include:

  • Pfizer’s Covid antiviral pill may cut severe illness by 89% 
  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti reports ‘some fever and head cold’ symptoms following Covid-19 diagnosis. What does that tell us about breakthrough cases? 
  • Europe is back at the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic, a W.H.O. official says 
  • Hawaii is easing restrictions and preparing to welcome back tourists
  • Study shows dramatic decline in effectiveness of all three major Covid-19 vaccines 

Climate Week: Are You Experiencing Climate Dread? You’re Not Alone 

Climate Week Climate Change Dread 11.5.21

As extreme heat, wildfires, and rising sea levels become more frequent and more destructive, climate experts and psychologists have been turning their focus to another increasing phenomena ignited by climate change - climate dread. It’s also being called ‘eco-anxiety’ or ‘climate anxiety.’ The impact of extreme weather events has a clear impact on our mental health, experts say. But when we look at climate change at-large, experts are also pointing out a subset of insidious effects, like irritability, depression, or feeling antisocial that can be just as debilitating. But worrying about climate change, psychologists are quick to note, won’t fix it. Nor will it make you feel better.

Today on AirTalk, we’re joined by Leslie Davenport, climate psychology educator and consultant and author of the book Emotional Resiliency in the Era of Climate Change. 

FilmWeek: ‘Eternals,’ ‘Spencer,’ ‘Finch’ And More 

FW Reviews 11.5.21

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Andy Klein review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and on demand platforms.

  • Eternals,” Wide Release
  • "Spencer,” Wide Release
  • "Finch," The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (DTLA); VOD on AppleTV+
  • "7 Prisoners,” The Landmark (Westwood); Netflix on November 11
  • "The Beta Test," Laemmle’s NoHo7 (North Hollywood), Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 (Pasadena); the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (DTLA); VOD (including Amazon Prime Video and VUDU)
  • Gaza Mon Amour,” Laemmle’s Royal (West LA), Laemmle’s Virtual Cinema; VOD (including Amazon Prime Video and VUDU)
  • Dangerous,” Laemmle’s Glendale; Lumiere Cinema at the Music Hall (Beverly Hills); VOD (including Amazon Prime Video and VUDU)
  • Love It Was Not,” Laemmle’s Royal (West LA) and Laemmle’s Town Center 5 (Encino)

Leonard Maltin’s New Book Chronicles Journey From “Film Nerd” To Renowned Historian And Critic

FW Leonard Maltin Interview 11.5.21

Leonard Maltin knows a lot about movies. So much, in fact, that he’s written an entire series of guidebooks on film. But how much is known about the beloved historian and critic, who ascended from being a “film nerd” from New Jersey to a household name in the film industry?

Today on AirTalk, Larry Mantle talks with film historian and critic and author of “Starstruck: My Unlikely Road To HollywoodLeonard Maltin about the release of his new book, his journey to Hollywood fame and what he’s learned along the way.

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