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Gas Prices Are Soaring. Why? And What Could It Mean For The Biden Administration And Dems?

Published November 18, 2021 at 9:37 AM PST
In the foreground: a sign listing gas prices that are considered high; $4.85 for regular, $5.05 for "plus," $5.25 for "supreme." the sign takes up most of the image, but off to the right where the sign cuts off a woman can be seen about to fuel her car.
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A customer prepares to pump gas into her car at a gas station on November 17, 2021 in San Rafael, California. U.S.

From Overspending To Traffic Jams: How LA Will Deal With The 2028 Olympics

LA28 Contract 11.18.21

After months of negotiations, the contract between the city of L.A. and LA28 - the nonprofit organizing the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games - has been made public. The document gets down to the nitty gritty of how the Games and the city will work together. It dictates exactly what the city and taxpayer liability might be if the Games lose money or run over budget. It also includes big picture goals of diversity, gender equity, sustainability, and shared economic opportunity through the Games. Today on AirTalk, we talk about the contract with KPCC / LAist correspondent Sharon McNary and Casey Wasserman, chairman of the LA2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

With files from You can read Sharon’s full report here.  

We Answer Your Qs About Thanksgiving Meal Prep, Recipe Suggestions And More

Thanksgiving Recipes 11.18.21

For many people, this Thanksgiving is a particularly special occasion as they gather with friends and loved ones for the first time since the pandemic. As more and more folks get the COVID-19 vaccine, something we didn’t have last Thanksgiving, the safer it is to join together for a meal. Whatever the gathering arrangements, we’ve got you covered on the food. Going with a traditional line up or trying out something different? Serving a larger crowd or an intimate few? Changing up your preparation methods last minute? Today, Larry is joined by Dr. Linda Shiue, a San Francisco-based physician and chef and author of the cookbookSpicebox Kitchen: Eat Well and Be Healthy with Globally Inspired, Vegetable-Forward Recipes” and Nyesha Arrington, chef, culinary creative and host of Eater’s YouTube showImprov Kitchen.”

You can find Dr. Shiue's Chai Spiced Persimmon Pudding recipe here.

You can also find Dr. Shiue's Thanksgiving Kale Salad recipe here.

You can find a recipe for Wojapi Sauce here.

You can find a book on cooking Native American dishes here.

Gas Prices Are Soaring. Why? And What Could It Mean For The Biden Administration And Dems?

High Gas Prices 11.18.21

President Biden focused on electric cars this week as he hit the road to promote his newly signed infrastructure law. Meanwhile, gas prices are spiking across the country. In California, the cost of a gallon of gas soared to $4.68 a gallon, a record high. White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the administration is looking “at every tool in our arsenal” to bring prices down, and President Biden has asked the Federal Trade Commission to look into whether the big oil companies are illegally fueling the price increase. Today on AirTalk, we look at why gas prices are so high and what the surge could mean for Democrats with Ben Lefebvre, energy reporter focused on business and politics at POLITICO, Patrick Dehaan, oil & refined products analyst for Gas Buddy and Mike Trujillo, democratic strategist and Vice President of the political strategy firm Bryson Gillette.

COVID-19 AMA: Thanksgiving Travel, Booster Shots, and Vaccinating L.A. Students

COVID Update 11.18.21

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with UCSF’s Dr. Peter Chin-Hong.

Topics today include:

  • The TSA expects Thanksgiving air travel to return to near pre-pandemic levels
  • LAUSD will offer $5 million in incentives for getting vaccinated
  • OSHA is pausing enforcement of its vaccine mandate over a court stay
  • FDA could authorize Moderna vaccine boosters for all adults this week
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