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AirTalk for December 20, 2011

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Republican presidential candidate Newt G

Newt’s radical proposals for federal judges

If Newt Gingrich becomes president, he says he would ignore Supreme Court decisions that conflicted with his powers as commander in chief. On a recent edition of "Face the Nation" the republican former Speaker of the House and candidate for the republican presidential nomination, said that he would subpoena a judge who jurist disagreed with him and send the police or a U.S. Marshall to bring a recalcitrant judge in.

Don't push your (pot)luck

We’ve all seen it: an office’s holiday potluck is being set up and, much to the horror of those who put time and effort into making a homemade casserole, someone waltzes in with a premade lasagna from Ralph’s and nonchalantly drops it on the table. Empirical evidence suggests that events like church fundraisers, school bake sales and end-of-the-year extracurricular ceremonies are being overrun by these store brought items, and that recipes made with tender, love and care are shrinking.
Sesame Workshop President and CEO Gary K
This month is the deadline for a new rule to be crafted that would force companies to disclose what the big boss earns compared to worker bees. The regulation is part of the Dodd-Frank bill of yesteryear and is being finalized by the Securities and Exchange Commission right now.
"The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore" Broadway Opening Night

The Airtalk Play-by-Play

Larry and local theater critics Steven Leigh Morris and Don Shirley look back at the year’s on-stage offerings and talk about what was hot, what was not and what performances they recommend you see during the holidays. They'll be discussing 2011's hits such as "God of Carnage," as well as the plays that are currently being staged in the Southern California area.

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