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AirTalk for February 19, 2013

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Tustin-area freeway shootings
Early this morning, a man committed a series of carjackings and murders in Orange County before taking his own life. Are we seeing a trend toward more gun violence in our future, or are the recent tragedies outliers?
"The high priest of LSD" Timothy Leary t

Easing end-of-life anxiety with psychedelic drugs

Research studies have shown that the use of LSD and other psychotropic drugs greatly reduces the stress, fear, anxiety and pain associated with advanced cancer.
Wreckage Of Peter Brocks Car Recovered From Crash Site

Black boxes in cars

There’s a plan to get a black box in your car to gather data and make cars safer for consumers. However, critics of the plan are sincerely worried that these devices could be used for more harm than good.
Obit Jerry Buss
Jerry Buss, the Los Angeles Lakers owner who led the team to 10 NBA championships died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Monday, he was 80.
64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Show

Why aren't more female comedians booked for comedy shows?

Are there enough women in comedy?
84th Academy Awards Final Oscar Ballot Mailing

Oscars 2013: The Odds, Betting on Best Picture, and more

As Oscar night gets closer by the minute, Hollywood insiders are busy preparing for their most important night of the year; however, there’s another venue experiencing an upswing of activity… online gambling sites.

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