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Karen Bass Will Be The Next Mayor Of Los Angeles. How Will She Lead The City?

Published November 17, 2022 at 8:48 AM PST
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Los Angeles mayoral candidate and US Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) speaks during an election night party with the Los Angeles County Democratic Party at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, November 8, 2022.

Karen Bass Will Be The Next Mayor Of Los Angeles. How Will She Lead The City?

Mayor & Sheriff Follow Up 11.17.22

Karen Bass, the community activist-turned-Congressmember, will become the first woman and second Black person to lead the City of Los Angeles.

The Associated Press called the race Wednesday afternoon after vote count numbers released by the L.A. County Registrar showed her leading by more than 46,000 votes, or 53% of the ballots counted so far. Bass, a Democrat, clinched the mayoral victory after Angelenos turned out in large numbers to vote in a contentious race that saw record-breaking spending by her rival, developer Rick Caruso. Homelessness and public safety dominated the campaign discourse — issues that Bass raised in a statement after the race was called. "To the people of Los Angeles, my message is this: "We are going to solve homelessness. We are going to prevent and respond urgently to crime," Bass said. Former Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna also declared victory in his race for L.A. County Sheriff, following a concession from incumbent Sheriff Alex Villanueva.

Joining Larry to discuss is Ange-Marie Hancock, dean’s professor of Gender Studies & Political Science at USC.

With files from LAist. Read the full story here

Why Is NASA Interested In Returning To The Moon 50 Years After The Last Lunar Walk?

Artemis Launch 11.17.22

When astronaut Eugene Cernan hoisted himself off the moon’s surface and back into the Apollo 17 lunar module on December 14, 1972, it wasn’t clear exactly when the next time an American would set foot on the moon. Following the safe return of the Apollo 17 crew to Earth, NASA concluded its Apollo program, and with it came the end of crewed lunar exploration missions. Fast forward 50 years to today, and NASA once again has its eyes on the moon with its Artemis program, which seeks to return humans to the moon’s surface this decade. The first step in that process occurred in the early hours of Wednesday morning, when NASA’s Artemis V rocket launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida carrying an Orion spacecraft that will eventually be the crew module for manned missions. So, why is NASA interested in returning to the moon now, 50 years after the last lunar walk? And why is returning to the moon so important to humanity’s larger space exploration goals, like sending humans to Mars and back?

Today on AirTalk, we’ll speak with Kenneth Chang, science reporter for the New York Times who was at the rocket launch Wednesday, and Jay Dickson, planetary scientist and manager of the Bruce Murray Laboratory for Planetary Visualization at Caltech.

TV-Talk: ‘The Crown,’ ‘Fleishman Is In Trouble,’ ‘Yellowstone’ & More

Tv Talk 11.17.2022

Have you felt completely overwhelmed when deciding what new show to watch these days? Us too. There’s just so much content out there between network tv and numerous streaming platforms. Each week, we’re going to try to break through the noise with TV watchers who can point us to the must-sees and steer us clear of the shows that maybe don’t live up to the hype. This week, Larry talks to Entertainment Weekly television critic Kristen Baldwin and Kathryn VanArendonk, television critic for Vulture.

Lab-Grown Chicken May Be Coming To A Plate Near You After Company Gets FDA Approval To Sell

Lab Grown Meat Approved 11.17.22

Meat cultivated in a lab has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the first time ever. Upside Foods is the first company to receive approval, meaning it will be able to sell chicken grown in a lab using animal cells.

Companies have been testing the technique for years, but industry leaders see FDA approval as a huge milestone for getting the meat out of the lab and onto dinner plates. There are still a couple regulatory hurdles before that becomes a reality, but the development could have huge implications for greenhouse gas emissions. The production of meat is a major contributor to emissions and some see cultivated meat as a solution but likely a very expensive solution. Joining to discuss the implications of the FDA approval and where the industry might be headed is Amy Chen, chief operating officer for Upside Foods, the first company to receive FDA approval to sell chicken cultivated in a lab, and Ben Wurgaft, food writer, historian and author of “Meat Planet: Artificial Flesh and the Future of Food” (University of California Press, 2019).

New Book Details 'How Sex Changed The Internet And How The Internet Changed Sex'

Sex Internet Book 11.17.22

You might be surprised to learn that many of the ways we go about using the internet today were shaped by... sex. That's right. According to the new book "How Sex Changed the Internet and How the Internet Changed Sex: An Unexpected History" (Workman Publishing, 2022), the demand for sex built many internet staples, including shopping carts and browser cookies. There's long been a relationship between sex and the internet and both have created lasting effects on the other. Samantha Cole, book author and senior editor of Vice's tech and science outlet, Motherboard, joins AirTalk to discuss.

Cole will discuss the book with Maitland Ward at Book Soup in West Hollywood on Dec. 5 at 7 pm. Learn more about the event here.

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