AirTalk for February 6, 2013

Experts say universal background checks need to be updated and changed to actually work.

Sacramento bill would mandate gun liability insurance

Two California lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require gun owners to purchase liability insurance for damages done with their weapons. The proposed bill, AB 231, comes in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school and a national discussion about gun violence and control.
Chickens strut their stuff
Cities are all aflutter about the newest backyard pet – the chicken. San Marino ruled last month that residents will be allowed to raise chickens in the backyard.
U.S. Postal Service Reports Yearly Loss Of 15.9 Billion Dollars
Today the U.S. Postal Service will announce the end of Saturday mail delivery, effective in August of this year.
Federal Budget Cuts to Affect Veterans Nursing Homes

Are virtual villages the future for elder care?

An innovative community concept that started in Boston ten years ago is catching on quickly across the country and in Southern California. "Villages" are virtual communities that enable aging folks the option of continuing to live in their homes - rather than move into elder-care facilities.
Tim Burton on AirTalk - 1
"Frankenweenie" director Tim Burton joins AirTalk to talk about his new film, his filmmaking process, and his passion for the handmade feel of stop-motion film.
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