AirTalk for July 29, 2014

Congress is expected to vote Thursday on an emergency funding bill of $659 million for border security. Then, we’ll check in with a reporter to find out who the 100 individuals are who paid $5,000-a-person to help finance Brown’s trip and form the delegation that traveled with him. Also, an American doctor is in grave condition in the West African country of Liberia after contracting the Ebola virus. Finally, does language shape the way we think?
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AirTalk for July 28, 2014

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AirTalk for July 23, 2014

Today on AirTalk we'll discuss President Obama lands in L.A. for fundraising trip despite recent criticism. Also, while Israel launches a ground offensive in Palestine against Hamas, a different war is being waged online. Then, author Wallace J. NIchols joins us to talk about 'Blue Mind,' his new book that explores the science between water and relaxation.

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AirTalk for July 22, 2014

Because of faulty language in the Affordable Care Act, some low and middle-income people may not be entitled to receive government assistance to subsidize their insurance. Also, Hillary Clinton joins us to weigh in on Ukraine, Gaza, and the ‘Hard Choices’ she made as Secretary of State. Then, we take you inside the Petersen Automotive Museum's "vault" to explore classic automobiles.

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AirTalk for July 21, 2014

Polls have shown that Americans are tired of the U.S. being involved in foreign conflicts. How involved should the U.S. get in escalating crises? Also, Texas governor Rick Perry is expected today to announce a plan to deploy 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley to combat the recent surge in illegal immigration. Then, we will discuss the best and worst of summer jobs for teens and young adults.