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AirTalk for May 11, 2012

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Mitt Romney is the presumed Republican presidential nominee. He’s considered to be a hard working, determined businessman and a tireless politician whose people skills are slightly on the stiff and aloof side. But no one has accused him of being a bully – until now.
Herman Cain Holds Joint Press Briefing With Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Sheriff Joe Arpaio responds to being sued by DOJ

The United States Department of Justice is suing controversial Arizona Sheriff, Joe Arpaio. According to the DOJ’s civil complaint filed yesterday, Arpaio’s department routinely violates the civil rights of citizens in Maricopa County and discriminates against Latinos within the community.

The world’s most powerful and secretive company

ExxonMobile is a global entity that exercises influence over every part of the world where it pumps oil and gas or sells it.
Dark Shadows - European Premiere - Outside Arrivals
Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell and Claudia Puig to discuss this week’s new films.

The forces behind film prices

Why pay the same lousy twelve bucks to watch rotten-tomato “The Raven” as you would for big-screen blockbuster "The Avengers"?

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