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Developments in stem cell research can now treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, diabetes, and more. But does this development lead to the ability to clone humans? Then, former member of the Department of State Richard Haass encourages America to look at domestic issues instead of foreign ones. Also, it's Filmweek on AirTalk and our critics review the new Star Trek movie, and we'll discuss the Star Trek legacy. <p></p><p><strong><a href="http://www.scpr.org/events/2013/05/22/shifting-immigration-reform/">Click here to RSVP for AirTalk's live discussion on immigration reform</a> at 6:30 PM on Wednesday</strong></p>
President Obama this morning addressed some hot button issues that's caused his administration to be under fire. In addition to the resignation of the acting IRS director, how is the White House going to clean up these recent controversies? Then, would you eat an environmentally-friendly burger if it were made in a lab? Also, a new study shows sunless tanning is safer than lying out in the sun, networks and advertisers are preparing for the fall season, and Amazon starts streaming online pilots. Later, defense attorney Mark Geragos makes a case for why the criminal justice system is failing.
The NTSB proposes to lower the blood-alcohol level to .05 in all states. Should it be lowered? Then on AirTalk, Police Chief Charlie Beck talks about current issues at the LAPD, KPCC's political team discusses recent events in the mayoral race, and LACMA director Michael Govan takes questions about LACMA's redesign project. Also, should there be stricter fines for cycling scofflaws?
Actress Angelina Jolie announces in a New York Times op-ed that she had a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of contracting breast cancer. Should more women follow suit and have preventative surgery? Also, abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell's guilty verdict is shaping abortion debates, wind farms will not be prosecuted for accidental condor deaths, and the Justice Department seizes the phone records of AP journalists. Then, why don't more travellers fly out of small airports, and how will Governor Brown spend the budget surplus? Later, Cyborg Neil Harbisson talks about how he can hear in color.
Should students be suspended for acts of willful defiance, or is discipline better carried out in schools? We'll talk about a resolution before the LAUSD board. We'll also discuss a bill that would allow transgender students in California schools to be more involved in athletics. Later, we'll consider the politicization of the IRS, developments in the Benghazi hearings, and how to weigh risks when making travel plans.
USC lured a world-renowned neuroscience lab away from UCLA. Are private universities poaching prestigious faculty? Also, will paying for television channels a la carte versus in bundles hurt or help consumers, and what does the closing of Hollywood Park signal for horse racing? On Filmweek our critics review The Great Gatsby, and Source Family members tell us what really happened in their 1970s commune.