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Gustavo Dudamel Leaving LA Philharmonic, Will Conduct For New York Phil

Published February 8, 2023 at 8:42 AM PST
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 13: Gustavo Dudamel attends the Inauguration of The Instituto Cervantes In Los Angeles plaque unveiling with Her Majesty The Queen of Spain at Instituto Cervantes on December 13, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Gustavo Dudamel Leaving LA Philharmonic, Will Conduct For New York Phil

Gustavo Dudamel Leaves LA Phil 2.8.23

Gustavo Dudamel will become music director of the New York Philharmonic for the 2026-27 season, ending a heralded tenure with the Los Angeles Philharmonic that began in 2009. The 42-year-old Venezuelan conductor agreed to a five-year contract as New York’s artistic and music director, the orchestra announced Tuesday. Dudamel will become the first Latino to head the orchestra since its founding in 1842. Dudamel’s Los Angeles contract was extended through 2025-26 three years ago, and his 17 seasons with LA will match Esa-Pekka Salonen for the longest as that orchestra’s head. Details such as recordings and how many weeks per season Dudamel would be committing with the NY Phil will be announced at a later date.

Today on AirTalk, Larry speaks with Los Angeles Times music critic Mark Swed about Dudamel’s legacy with the LA Philharmonic.

With files from the Associated Press

King James Officially Takes The Lead In NBA Scoring History

Lebron Scoring Leader 2.8.23

LeBron James got the first official statistic of his NBA career on a rebound. His next entry on the stat sheet was an assist. Even then, points weren’t the priority. They never were.

Somehow, he became the most prolific scorer in NBA history anyway. It finally happened Tuesday night, the kid from Akron, Ohio, connecting on a stepback jumper to push his career total to 38,388 points and break the record that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar held for nearly 39 years. James outstretched his arms after his 36th point of the night for the Los Angeles Lakers, threw both hands in the air, then smiled. Abdul-Jabbar rose from his seat and clapped. Joining us to help break down the historic moment and what it means is Dan Woike, Lakers beat writer for The Los Angeles Times.

With files from the Associated Press 

A.I. Is A Growing Tool For Hiring Managers, How Is That Affecting The General Makeup Of Workplaces?

AI Hiring Bots 2.8.23

Artificial intelligence is beginning to be used more throughout daily life, in an attempt to make society more efficient, one such way is through hiring practices. As NPR lays out, A.I. is being used by some hiring specialists to vet out resumes and candidates, using keywords as ways to narrow down the best matches. But what is the best match? Is it really the best candidate for a position or is it somebody that masters the algorithms interest?

Today on AirTalk, we dig into the benefits and limitations of these A.I. programs for hiring managers with Heather Whiteman, assistant teaching professor in data, design and development at the University of Washington, and Corinne Bendersky, UCLA professor and chair of Management and Organizations at the Anderson School of Management.

LA Mayor Karen Bass On 50 Days In Office, LA’s Quake Preparedness, Inside Safe Progress And More

Mayor Bass 2.8.23

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass has been in office for a little over 50 days, and she’s been keeping busy so far -- since taking the oath of office on December 11, Mayor Bass has declared a homeless emergency in the city and launched “Inside Safe,” her initiative to change the way the city handles encampments of unhoused people, and also appointed a new head of the Los Angeles County Homeless Authority. But there have been some bumps along the way as well, maybe most notably the reappointment of LAPD Chief Michel Moore, a process the Los Angeles Times’ editorial board said Mayor Bass “bungled.”

Today on AirTalk, Mayor Bass is with AirTalk to begin regular, monthly check-ins on major issues facing the City of Los Angeles, and we’ll talk with her about the issues mentioned above, what she’s learned in her first 50+ days in office, and more.

New Book “Sorry, Sorry, Sorry” Makes The Case For Good Apologies

Good Apologies Book 2.8.23

We’ve all probably seen or heard someone give a bad apology, as if they’re just trying to move on quickly without really addressing the mistake they made, why it was wrong, and how they’re going to improve. And while some people might actually not care enough to want to truly apologize, many of us simply struggle to find the right words to apologize. In their new book “Sorry, Sorry, Sorry: The Case for Good Apologies,” co-authors Marjorie Ingall and Susan McCarthy, who also co-created the apology analysis website SorryWatch, explore the science and psychology behind a good apology, explain why public figures and large corporations are usually not very good at conveying remorse, teach you how to apologize to your kids, and more.

Today on AirTalk, Marjorie and Susan are with us to talk about their new book, and share a few tips on how we can all apologize a little more thoughtfully and effectively.

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