AirTalk for January 30, 2015

The Parks Forward Commission is working toward securing more funding to the 1.6 million acres of state parks throughout California. Also, ahead of what will likely be the most expensive election seasons in history, Mitt Romney announces he won't be running for the 2016 presidential election. Then, critics weigh in on the winners and losers at Sundance 2015.
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AirTalk for January 29, 2015

The VA has agreed to create housing for thousands of Southern California homeless veterans. Also, a new statewide poll shows record-setting support for Proposition 13, as well as backing for Governor Brown's proposed budget priorities. We'll check the mood of the state. Then, a new study out of Berkeley claims political correctness enhances creativity. How would self-censoring aid creativity? We'll hear the theory out.

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AirTalk for January 28, 2015

What does the recently announced support from the Mormon Church for its gay members mean for California? Also, do Angelenos really want an NFL stadium back in LA? Then, Dr. Eric Topol envisions the future of a democratized healthcare system with tech innovations in his latest book.

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AirTalk for January 27, 2015

A city council committee voted 4-to-1 for the incumbent against a new operator for the Greek Theatre. Also, a former Central Intelligence Agency officer, was convicted Monday for leaking classified information about a secret operation to foil Iran’s nuclear program to a New York Times reporter. Then, after the concentration camps were liberated from Nazi control, army filmmakers took extensive footage set to be re-released in an HBO documentary.

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AirTalk for January 26, 2015

The California DMV is backing down from requiring drivers for “e-hail” services like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar to obtain commercial license plates after a firestorm of criticism. Also, author Steven Brill writes about the way the ACA was written, the way it was implemented, and how it would (or wouldn’t) change America’s healthcare system in his latest book. Then, President Obama will propose to protect 12 million acres of Alaskan wilderness.

Anti-Abortion Advocates Stage "Die-In" Protest Across From White House

AirTalk for January 23, 2015

The House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday forbidding the use of any federal money for abortions, in lieu of a proposal that would ban so-called "late-term" abortions. Also, should CA follow AZ’s lead and make civics test a graduation requirement? Then, what will the death of Saudi’s King Abdullah and falling oil prices mean for Saudi Arabia?

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AirTalk for January 22, 2015

Did Speaker Boehner disrespect the President by inviting a foreign leader without consulting the White House? Also, a new bill has been introduced this week that lets California doctors prescribe terminally ill patients a lethal dose of medications to end their lives. Then, we sit down for an honest look at race relations and community policing, not from the 30,000 foot view, but from individuals confronting these issues everyday.