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Remembering The Jan. 6 Insurrection One Year Later, Plus Details On House Committee Investigation

Published January 6, 2022 at 9:18 AM PST
President Biden Speaks At U.S. Capitol On Anniversary Of January 6 Attack
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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the one year anniversary of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, during a ceremony in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol on January 06, 2022 in Washington, DC.

COVID-19 AMA: California Extends Mask Mandate, C.D.C. Approves Pfizer Booster For Kids 12 And Up, And More

COVID Update 1.6.2022

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:

Breaking Down What’s Entered The Public Domain This Year And The History Of Copyright Law

Copyright Law & The Public Domain 1.6.22

Since copyright law began, a new year has also meant the entry of more intellectual property into the public domain, allowing folks to imagine original work in new ways. 2022 brought many great works into the public domain, including AA Milne’s original “Winnie the Pooh” book and also silent film era throwbacks like Buster Keaton’s “Battling Butler.”

Works typically enter the public domain 95 years after their creation — a span that has grown dramatically over the decades. How did that happen, and why? What impact do copyright laws and the public domain have on artistic expression and the business of art? And how does copyright law even work?

Today on AirTalk, Larry breaks down the significance of copyright with LA Times business columnist & author of the book “Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America Michael Hiltzik and Duke law professor & Director for the Center for the Study of the Public Domain Jennifer Jenkins.

You can find a list of works entering the public domain, compiled by Jennifer Jenkins, here.

Remembering The Jan. 6 Insurrection One Year Later, Plus Details On House Committee Investigation

January 6 Schiff 1.6.22

Beneath a pale winter light and the glare of television cameras, it seemed hard not to see the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot for what it was. The violent storming of the Capitol by Donald Trump supporters bent on upending the election of Joe Biden was as clear as day: democracy under siege, live-streamed in real time. Yet a year later, when it comes to a where-were-you moment in U.S. history, there is far from national consensus. Today on AirTalk, U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif) talks about what it was like to be there that day and where things stand with the Jan. 6 committee investigating the events.

With files from the Associated Press

How A Wave Of COVID-19 Sick Calls Among L.A. Police, Firefighters Is Affecting Public Safety

CV LA Cops and Fire 1.6.22

Emergency agencies in Los Angeles are dealing with massive amounts of sick calls as police officers, firefighters, and paramedics are coming down with COVID-19 and being sent into quarantine. More than 500 LAPD employees and more than 280 LAFD personnel were out of action as of Saturday due to positive COVID-19 tests. Today on AirTalk, Larry speaks with KPCC & LAist criminal justice correspondent Frank Stoltze about how the COVID-19 cases are affecting the departments and what they’re doing to ensure public safety.

The Tech To Expect In 2022 And What’s Being Rolled Out At CES In Las Vegas

CES & 2022 Tech

The annual Consumer Electronics Show is underway in Las Vegas, albeit a somewhat pared back version compared to normal years, thanks to the recent spike in COVID cases and the prevalence of the Omicron variant. And while the event organizers are requiring masks and proof of vaccination, that hasn’t been enough to keep some major names in tech away from this year’s show, including Twitter, Tik Tok, Meta (Facebook), Amazon, General Motors and others cancelling plans to attend in-person, and in some cases setting up remote demonstrations instead. But the show must go on, as they say, with those that did attend, and there’s plenty of gadgets, devices and more to explore with new innovations in smart homes, virtual reality, cars, computers, health and fitness tracking and more.

Today on AirTalk, New York Times’ lead consumer technology writer Brian X. Chen and CNET senior editor Lisa Eadicicco join us to talk about some of the big ticket items and concepts that are being unveiled at CES this year and the new technology we might see in our lives this year.

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