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Excessive workers’ compensation claims from Los Angeles city police and firefighters are costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars a year, according to a City Controller audit. Also, how can new live-streaming apps Periscope and Meerkat revolutionize the media world? Then, Frank Barney was the first member of Congress to come out as gay in 1987 and joins AirTalk to discuss his new memoir.
What can be done to prevent pilots and co-pilots from crashing planes? Also, a controversial op-ed by Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva has sparked a fierce debate about the number of minorities being cast in Hollywood. Then, a special report shows only 45% of Medicare patients suffering from Alzheimer’s said their doctors told them about the diagnosis.
Tomorrow, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on legislation that would change the funding formula for doctors who provide services to Medicare patients. Also, President Barack Obama will delay the final U.S. military drawdown from Afghanistan at the request of its new president, Ashraf Ghani. Then, have we become too reliant on our technology to help us work out?
It is feared that there are no survivors after a German airliner went down in a remote area of the French Alps on Tuesday. Also, a growing number of students are pushing to create a place for female students to avoid clashes of opinion. Then, jury will hear closing arguments in the discrimination lawsuit filed by Ellen Pao against the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
The Supreme Court hears oral argument on “City and County of San Francisco v. Sheehan,” a case that could have huge implications for the treatment of the disabled and the mentally ill by police. Also, Texas Senator Ted Cruz kicked off his presidential campaign this morning, becoming the first major GOP candidate to officially declare his bid. Then, Seymour Bernstein is a renowned classical pianist and is the star of actor Ethan Hawke’s first venture into documentary filmmaking.
Talks over a nuclear deal have stalled between Iran and six other world powers in Lausanne, Switzerland. Also, an offensive, anti-LGBT ballot proposed by a lawyer in Huntington Beach has raised important questions about the state’s initiative process. Then, join us on our second hour for Filmweek!