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Nearly One Year After the Capitol Insurrection, We Review Its Aftermath

Trump Supporters Hold "Stop The Steal" Rally In DC Amid Ratification Of Presidential Election
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Supporters of President Donald Trump surround the U.S. Capitol following a rally on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.

COVID-19 AMA: L.A. County’s Transmission Rate Highest Since Early Pandemic Days, F.D.A. OKs Pfizer Booster For Kids 12 to 15, And More

Covid Update 1.3.2022

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

Topics today include:

  • L.A. County reports nearly 45,000 new COVID-19 cases over the holiday weekend 

    • L.A. County coronavirus transmission rate at highest point since early months of pandemic 
    • Health officials plead with L.A. County residents to ‘act responsibly’
    • L.A. County public, private school staff must wear high-grade masks; rules for athletes tighten
  • F.D.A. expands Pfizer booster eligibility to kids 12 to 15 
  • COVID-19 vaccines rarely lead to problems in younger children, according to two C.D.C. reports 
  • C.D.C. says ‘avoid cruise travel, regardless of vaccination status’ 
  • How this pandemic has left us less prepared for the next one 
  • Fauci: C.D.C. mulling COVID-19 test requirement for the asymptomatic 
  • More people are getting unapproved fourth vaccine doses 

The Pandemic Accelerated Declining Interest In Organized Youth Sports, But It’s Not Just COVID-19 That’s Driving It

Youth Sports 1.3.2022

While participation in organized youth sports was declining before the start of the coronavirus pandemic, there’s no denying that COVID-19 has had a profound effect. In addition to the usual challenges of cost, access, competitiveness and time-commitments, there are now additional health and safety fears for parents and kids. But even aside from COVID-19, there are other concerning trends when it comes to youth sports participation. In a recent survey by the Aspen Institute, 28 percent of parents said their child wasn’t interested in returning to play organized sports after pandemic restrictions were lifted -- in June 2020, that number was 19 percent. Researchers also found that children living in urban areas were twice as likely to lose interest in organized sports as children living in suburban areas; plus, the more money a family has, the less interest a child has in youth sports.

Today on AirTalk, we’ll speak with Travis Dorsch, associate professor of human development and founding director of the Families in Sport Lab at Utah State University and Renata Simril, president and CEO of LA84 and president of the Play Equity Fund and Victor Dominguez, executive vice president and chief strategy officer for the YMCA of Metro Los Angeles about the state of organized youth sports, how the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors have affected participation, what trends we’re seeing in Southern California and what we can do to address some of the factors that have led to declining participation.

Nearly One Year After the Capitol Insurrection, We Review Its Aftermath

January 6 Anniversary Preview 1.3.2022

Thursday marks one-year since the January 6 Capitol insurrection, where rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol in hopes of overturning the 2020 presidential election. In the year that’s followed, many individuals have been identified and charged, with some already sentenced to prison time.

Today on AirTalk, Larry gets an update on the criminal cases against accused rioters with CNN reporter Marshall Cohen and the latest on the work of the House committee investigating the Capitol attack with New York Times congressional reporter Luke Broadwater.

Policing, Housing, Composting, Booze, And Bacon: The New Laws In 2022 That Will Most Affect You

New Laws Roundup 1.3.2022

Goodbye 2021 and hello 2022. And along with a new year comes a slew of new laws in California, affecting how pigs are treated, how the state’s affordable housing crisis is dealt with, how law enforcement is certified, how we dispose of food waste, and how long restaurants will be able to serve to-go alcoholic drinks. Today on Airtalk, we're taking a look at these new laws with Capital Public Radio state government reporter Scott Rodd.

Remembering TV’s “Golden Girl,” Betty White 

Betty White Remembrance 1.3.2022

Betty White, whose up-for-anything charm made her a television mainstay for more than 60 years has died. She was 99. White’s death was confirmed Friday by Jeff Witjas, her longtime agent and friend. “I truly never thought she was going to pass away,” Witjas told The Associated Press. “She meant the world to me as a friend. She was the most positive person I’ve ever known.” White launched her TV career in daytime talk shows when the medium was still in its infancy and endured well into the age of cable and streaming. She won two Emmys for supporting actress in a comedy series for her portrayal of “Happy Homemaker” Sue Ann Nivens in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show. In 1985 she started a run on the NBC sitcom “The Golden Girls,” playing widow Rose Nyland alongside Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty, and won another Emmy. She later appeared on “Boston Legal'' from 2004 to 2008 and “Hot in Cleveland '' from 2010-2015. White was also a welcome guest on TV game shows, including “I’ve Got a Secret,” “To Tell the Truth,” “What’s My Line,” and “Password,” where she met her husband, Allen Ludden. They were married from 1963 until Ludden’s death from cancer in 1981. Off-screen, White tirelessly raised money for animal causes, including the Morris Animal Foundation and the Los Angeles Zoo. She wrote a book in 1983 titled “Betty White’s Pet Love: How Pets Take Care of Us,” and another in 2011 called “Betty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo.” Today on AirTalk, Larry discusses the life and legacy of Betty White with her “Hot in Cleveland” co-star Wendie Malick. We also want to hear your memories of Betty White.

With files from The Associated Press 

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