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Eric Garcetti is the new mayor of Los Angeles. In other races, what will happen now that former Assemblyman Mike Feuer is the new city attorney, Monica Ratliff is on the school board, and marijuana dispensaries are going to be limited? Also, former drug dealer Rick Ross tells his story, and we discuss the politics that moved immigration reform. Then, why is it a bad time to be a L.A. sports coach, should anchored putting be banned in golf, and how did Vermont girl Jody Williams win the Nobel Peace prize? <p></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 TONIGHT</strong>
AirTalk checks in with the rescue efforts in Oklahoma after the devastating tornado that has taken 24 lives. Then, what kind of germs are beneficial to our health, how have television shows like Arrested Development retained their cult following, and did Apple use "gimmicks" to avoid taxes? Also, Google Glass is raising privacy concerns, and writer Mason Currey tells about the daily rituals of famous artists. <p></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>
White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer made the rounds on this past Sunday’s talk shows to defend the Obama administration and to drive home the point that the White House has not been behind recent scandals. Also, Abercrombie's CEO is facing backlash for discriminating comments, Yahoo buys Tumblr, and the Midwest is cleaning up wreckage from the deadly tornadoes. Then, will "predictive policing" reduce crime or lead to racial profiling? Later, District 6 School Board candidates debate their policies, and AirTalk previews the election tomorrow.
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?