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A US bankruptcy judge ruled yesterday that Detroit is eligible for bankruptcy. What implications does that have for California? Then, after NYC commuter rail crash, is train safety technology the answer to human error? And is there any need for people to use fancy words anymore? Later, what should California do about DDT from Palos Verdes shelf? And we'll talk about Republicans accused of launching a fake website for the Affordable Care Act and the man who put California's wine country on the map.
Today, a frequent flyer who was booted out of his airline's program for complaining too much will get his day in court--the Supreme Court. What will the outcome mean for future relationships between airlines and their frequent flyers? Then, has the U.S. Constitution forced our government off course?? And how will the Trojan's new head coach fit in with the current team? Later, a new study finds some significant differences in how the brains of males and females are hard-wired. How will the findings help to treat certain neurological diseases? Then, are you more or less productive at work when your boss is watching? And we'll explore the importance of Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an.
Some California Democrats are calling for increased spending now that the state's revenue outlook has improved. But should the state save for a rainy day? Then, a dining double standard? Chefs say Los Angeles food critics favor Mexican street food over high-end cuisine. Next, a look at how California's nursing shortage is compounded by a shortage of nursing educators. Then, we discuss a troubling trend of mistrust among Americans and speak with author Diane Francis, who makes the case for a merger between the U.S. and Canada.
From all of us at AirTalk, we hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday yesterday. You may have even gotten some shopping in as dozens of stores opened yesterday evening to get a head start on black Friday sales. We'd like to hear from you--has black Friday gone too far? Then, we'll talk about the proposed rule from the Obama administration to limit the financial role of non profits in political campaigns. And a new study found that older people report being less tired than younger people. We'll talk about why that may be, hear reviews on this week's movie releases and talk about the life of silver screen legend, Barbara Stanwyck. TGI-FilmWeek!
Pope Francis criticized growing economic inequality and Catholic Church hierarchy in first official papal manifesto. Then, when it comes to family inheritance, some personal finance experts advise transparency, not surprise. Next, an odd story out of Florida retirement community, where a man's car was spray painted with "No Kids" after visits from his granddaughter. Then, the FDA is going after at-home genetic tests, and how to navigate conflict this Thanksgiving.
President Obama made another call to Congress yesterday to pass immigration reform. Will Obama's proposed piecemeal approach finally do the trick? Then, should businesses be allowed to opt out of providing birth control as a part of the ACA on religious grounds? And we'll talk about the latest push to market girls' toys that "disrupt the pink aisles." Later, we'll talk about new research that finds most Americans want aggressive end-of-life treatments. Do those treatments just prolong suffering? Then, we'll talk about the White House's attempts to control its image and find out how texting is changing the meaning of punctuation marks.