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AirTalk for January 16, 2013

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Obama And Biden Unveil Proposal To Decrease Gun Violence In U.S.

White House announces 23 executive orders on gun violence

What is the role of mental health in the gun violence discussion? What is the most important focus point in this dialogue? What kind of weight will President Obama’s executive action carry in the grand scheme of things?

Safe Sex Smartphone App

The future may involve a much more candid sexual health disclosure between partners, thanks to smartphone apps like MedXCom. The app provides a service where doctor-approved test results and medical records are verifiable via smartphone. Scoundrels beware.
Yoga Goes To The Dogs In New York

Is Palisades Park in Santa Monica overcrowded by trainers?

Should personal trainers be taxed for holding classes in public parks? If you use public parks, are you bothered by an overcrowding of group fitness? What is the best way to make the parks usable and fun for everyone?

To Sell is Human

Do you have any experience in sales? Well, if you have a job in today’s society, author Dan Pink says the answer is yes. While one in nine Americans work in a traditional sales department, the other eight draw upon the same techniques salespeople use every day.
Up Series

'7 Up!' grows up into a life-long project for Michael Apted

Apted continued his own life trajectory by becoming an acclaimed director, while revisiting the series every seven years. The latest installment, directed by Apted, is 56 Up!, which opens in L.A. this Friday.

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