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What A New Universal Healthcare Proposal Would Mean For California Residents And Businesses

Gov. Schwarzenegger Delivers State Of The State Address
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COVID-19 AMA: Hospitals Stretched Thin, Governor Activates National Guard, L.A. County Sets Case Record, And More 

COVID Update 1.10.22

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with professor of medicine and chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital Dr. Dean Blumberg.

Topics today include:

Reexamining “How Civil Wars Start” After The Capitol Riot

How Civil Wars Start Book 1.10.22

Since the events of the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, “The Big Lie” of a stolen U.S. election appears to have grown more entrenched, and a majority of Americans now believe U.S. democracy is in crisis and at risk of failing – although they’re split as to why. Is it because they believe the lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen? Or because they view January 6 as an attempted coup - and fear a second attempt come 2024? Our political divides seem to be stronger than ever, and in her new book, UC San Diego political science professor Barbara F. Walter argues that the United States is closer to a civil war than it has been in more than 150 years. Walter has been studying civil wars in foreign countries for decades and serves on a CIA advisory panel that monitors countries around the world for potential violence. Walter says when she applies that criteria to the United States today, the prognosis is not good. Today on AirTalk, Professor Walter joins Larry to discuss her new book, “How Civil Wars Start And How To Stop Them,” out Tuesday.

What A New Universal Healthcare Proposal Would Mean For California Residents And Businesses 

California Universal Healthcare 1.10.22

A new proposal aims to bring single-payer healthcare to the state, something that’s been discussed by policymakers for years. Supporters of the proposal say care costs would go down as a result of the new system. The plan would be funded by new business and income taxes though, which some argue would deal a major economic blow to the middle class. Today on AirTalk, Larry talks with Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose), author of the proposal and John Kabateck, California state director for the National Federation of Independent Businesses about what the legislation aims to do and how it would impact residents and businesses.

NFL Playoff Preview -- Rams, 49ers, Raiders Are In, Chargers Are Out

Football Playoff Picture 1.10.22

The NFL added an extra game to its regular season schedule this past offseason, and the first-ever Week 18 did not disappoint in delivering exciting finishes, in particular for some of our local teams. The Rams and 49ers matched up Sunday afternoon in a game that saw San Francisco fighting for its playoff lives, and they managed to eke out a 27-24 win in overtime at SoFi Stadium after trailing by as many as 17 points. Thanks to the Arizona Cardinals losing, the Rams still won the NFC West division championship and secured the 4th seed in the playoffs. They’ll take on those Cardinals next Monday while the 49ers, who earned the 6th seed thanks to their win over the Rams yesterday, will face the Cowboys in Dallas. Meanwhile, the Raiders and Chargers met on Sunday Night Football in Las Vegas in a game that would send the winner to the playoffs and the loser home for the offseason -- it also required overtime, where the Raiders won on a last second field goal. Vegas gets the 5th seed and a date with the dangerous Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday. The Chargers, after an up and down season the outcome of which undoubtedly fell short of the team’s expectations, will regroup and try to improve their defense this offseason after finishing 9-8, just outside the playoff bubble.

Today on AirTalk, we’ll look at the NFL playoff picture and look at the paths our local teams would need to take to get to Los Angeles for the Super Bowl next month.

Robert Glasper On And Reimagining Duke Ellington

Robert Glasper Interview 1.10.22

Jazz pianist Robert Glasper has been stretching people’s preconceived notions about jazz for more than a decade. Glasper’s 2009 album “Double Booked” was an example of an artist in thrall to jazz, hip hop, and R&B — and a desire to bring those passions together. Enter 2012’s “Black Radio” — the first full-length album for The Robert Glasper Experiment, and a synthesis of Robert Glasper’s musical inspirations. Over the course of his career the Houston native has won Grammys and an Emmy, collaborated with musical heavy hitters like Herbie Hancock, Erykah Badu, Kendrick Lamar, Common, H.E.R., and more. Even as he looks to the future of jazz, he draws inspiration from the past and both will come together this Saturday night at the Walt Disney Concert Hall for “Robert Glasper Reimagines Ellington,” a 21st century tribute to Duke Ellington.

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