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AirTalk for January 15, 2013

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Oprah Interviews Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong sits down with Oprah Winfrey

Last night, Lance Armstrong sat down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey. It’s a dance we’ve seen in America time and time again—disgraced celebrity seeks absolution from TV icon.

What if pedophilia is a genetic disorder?

New research has shown that pedophilia is not stemmed directly from childhood sexual abuse. Some of the new information on the disorder comes from the Center for Mental Health and Addiction in Toronto, where studies have been conducted on convicted sex offenders.
Have you ever been approached by a relative with an “unbelievable opportunity?” Have you had a great experience working in direct sales? Do you see it as a way out of debt - or an even deeper hole?
Why are California’s college graduates struggling to find employment? Northern California Assemblyman Don Logue believes it’s because too many students are graduating with liberal arts degrees and entering into a job-market without a high demand for those professions.
In what ways has peanut butter influenced the American economy or society? Has the recession boosted your family’s peanut butter habit? Is there a PB&J in your lunchbox right now? What do you think are all-American foods? And of course, do you prefer creamy or crunchy?

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