Tailing a philandering mate used to be so messy, complicated – and expensive. Private detectives aren’t cheap, after all, and someone always seems to end up dead – at least in the movies. But nowadays, suspicious spouses don’t need to call on Philip Marlowe. You can shadow your significant other just by installing Spouse Spy, or one of many similar apps, onto his or her cell phone.
Long-term care is one of the major health expenses for which nearly all Americans are uninsured. Most people assume that only seniors need to be prepared for long-term care needs. But a debilitating car accident or sudden stroke can happen to anyone regardless of age. The cost of a part-time home health aide can average $450 a week and nursing homes can exceed $200 a day. Medicare doesn’t cover it and only 3 percent of Americans have private polices that do.
President Obama has secured enough votes to protect the Iran nuclear deal. Also, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis is now refusing to issue marriage licenses entirely, to avoid having to issue one to a gay or lesbian couple. Then, without solitary confinement, how will California prisons control gang members?
Pope Francis will allow priests to forgive women who've had abortions. Also, in his first bid for the U.S. presidency, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee won eight states and the Iowa Caucuses. How is Huckabee’s campaign different this time around? Then, 18-year-old Michelle Carter is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge for allegedly convincing her former boyfriend, Conrad Roy, to kill himself last summer.
On the day that LAPD lapel cameras make their debut, we talk about the ratcheting-up of tensions between cops and activists. Also, the AP is bringing legal action against the FBI after a sting operation that involved impersonating an AP journalist and creating a false AP news story as part of a sting operation. Then, how has the tone of immigration debate changed over the decades? All that and more, on today's AirTalk.
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