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AirTalk: The latest on 12 Russians indicted in Mueller probe

Highlights from Friday's show:

  • What you need to know about the indictments of 12 Russian military officers accused of conspiring to interfere in 2016 presidential election
  • Exploring the political and practical dimensions of a planned House vote on a doomed bill to abolish ICE
  • Debating a 2020 ballot initiative that would expand punishment for some crimes and increase DNA collection
  • Should states or the federal government set regulations for driverless cars?
  • On FilmWeek, our critics review "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation," Skyscraper," "Eighth Grade" and more
  • Forecasting Netflix's future by the numbers
  • And on Monday's show: KPCC reporter Priska Neely joins guest host Libby Denkmann to talk about her series on why black infant mortality rates are so high compared to other ethnicities and what can be done to stop this alarming trend

Take Two: Will driverless cars cut down commute times?

On Friday's show:

  • House majority leader Kevin McCarthy says he's not campaigning for Paul Ryan's job as House speaker. Meanwhile, private prisons have greased a lot of political palms in the state.
  •  The story of a community that's focusing on tangible things that moms and dads can to help prevent black infant mortality.
  • The arduous journey from Lima, Peru to Southern California.
  • Our latest guide to hacking summer. In this edition, we tackle mosquitoes.
  • Can autonomous vehicles help curb commute times?
  • Local Croatians and France fans on the upcoming World Cup match.
  • All the best things to do this weekend in Southern California.
Arts & Entertainment

The Frame: Gus Van Sant puts cartoonist John Callahan's life on screen

On Friday's show:

  • Even before Sacha Baron Cohen’s new TV show "Who Is America?" debuts on Showtime this Sunday, it is already generating controversy and threats of legal action. Do any of the people making these threats have a legal case against him?
  • Gus Van Sant's new film "Don't Worry He Won't Get Far On Foot" tells the story of how the quadriplegic alcoholic John Callahan got sober and became a cartoonist. 
  • The National Take A Stand Festival is underway in Southern California. Together with the LA Phil it brings 140 classical musicians between 12 and 18 years old to SoCal, and culminates in a performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall, conducted by none other than Gustavo Dudamel.