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AirTalk for November 28, 2012

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California Budget Crisis Threatens Basic Services

UCLA Medical Center gets failing grade for patient safety

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious hospitals in the United States. The medical center ranked in the top five in U.S. News and World Report’s 2012-2013 national Best Hospitals ranking, but more recently one healthcare quality rating group gave UCLA an F in patient safety.

Powerball fever! How would $550 million change your life?

Squandered fortunes, lost friends, failed marriages and emotional distress have plagued past lottery winners who weren’t able to handle the pressures of sudden, inconceivable wealth. Winning office pools have turned ecstatic colleagues into bloodthirsty sharks, with ‘lottery lawyers’ eating up major portions of the profits in protracted legal squabbles.

Euroskeptics on the rise in the UK

The European Union (EU) was established to unite the continent of Europe, but now the EU may be losing membership from one of the region’s most influential nations, The United Kingdom of Great Britain (UK).
Medical staff of the Sint Franciscus hos

Should flu shots be mandatory for healthcare workers?

You’re hearing it everywhere: PSAs on TV and the radio. Maybe from your boss, too. It’s time to get a flu shot.
“The Fiddler on Pantico Run” is author Joe Mozingo’s quest to discover the origins of his father’s family, and the shocking discoveries he made along the way. After initially believing that Mozingo was a French or Basque name, a college professor suggested that it was most likely of African origins.

New book examines the 'Untouchable' Michael Jackson

“Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson” is a biography of the ‘King of Pop’ with unprecedented insight.

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