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New California bill may keep drug companies from giving doctors gifts

After a long week of being slammed with political news, AirTalk goes D.C. free today! We debate the new CA bill banning drug companies from making payments or sending gifts to doctors; a look at the steep increase in interracial marriages 50 years after Loving v. Virginia; an interview with Hollywood's first female film executive, Sherry Lansing; and more.

Who is Robert Mueller? And what to expect from the Russian probe in the coming months

AirTalk looks at former FBI director Robert Mueller's legacy and how special counsels have been used in the past after Mueller was tapped to head the investigation into the Trump campaign's Russia ties. We'll also speak with LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl on proposed board changes and LA's new public energy program; what's next for LAUSD after the Board of Education's new pro-charter majority?; and more.

Could the Comey memo bring down the presidency?

Yesterday, The New York Times reported that President Trump asked recently fired FBI Director Jim Comey to stop investigating former national security adviser Michael Flynn for his ties to Russia - but will this be the final straw in Trump's turbulent presidency? We'll also discuss the ethics of reporting on sensitive government intelligence; a New York bill intended to combat texting and driving, but may pose some privacy issues; and more.

AirTalk asks: Does Laguna Beach’s ban on public smoking go too far?

The smoking ban is an expansion from the current ban in beaches and parks, now to include the vicinity of sidewalks, bike paths and parking structures - will the ban really reduce harmful environmental impacts and second-hand smoke, or is it a fringe on personal freedom? We debate the pros and cons. We'll also cover the latest leaks surrounding the White House; whether or not college campus tours give a false sense of experience; and more.

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