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AirTalk for July 27, 2012

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U.S. President Obama Returns To The White House

Church and state on the campaign trail

In 2008, when he was still a new face to many Americans, 12 % thought Barack Obama was a Muslim, according to the Pew Research Center.
Yesterday, the folks at Facebook released their first earnings report after going public nearly two months ago. To say the least, the results were a mixed bag for the Menlo Park social media giant who are still trying to find its way through Wall Street.

Winning the ‘war on doping’ in athletics

All eyes are on London with the opening of the Olympics, but where there are high profile athletes, the conversation soon turns to performance enhancing drugs.
Premiere Of Twentieth Century Fox's "The Watch" - Arrivals

FilmWeek: The Watch, Ruby Sparks, Dark Horse and more

Our guest host David Lazarus is joined by KPCC film critics to review this week’s new films, including The Watch, Ruby Sparks, Dark Horse and more.
Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "Step Up Revolution" - After Party

Movie musicals remain footloose and fancy free

In the new film“Step Up Revolution,” a crew of street dancers is pitted against the world’s best hip-hop dancers.

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