AirTalk for February 21, 2013

New Emergency Room Opens in Boston
How can doctors work with patients to better prevent overusing medical treatments?
Unemployment Fuels Evictions And Foreclosures Nationwide
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) yesterday published a report that shows a steady rise in drug overdose deaths in the United States. The report states that nearly 17,000 people died from drug overdoses in 1999, and in 2010 the number was almost 39,000.
After weeks of negotiations, The Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO today agreed on principles for creating a new system for worker visas. This new system focuses on filling employment for lesser-skilled occupations.

Should government funds back new brain research?

In the State of the Union, President Obama emphasized investing in scientific research and specifically mentioned brain mapping, but can the public calculate if this investment pays off?
If Sony and other console makers successfully establish their systems as central hubs for home entertainment, they may be able to maintain their relevance with consumers. How popular are home video game consoles in 2013? Are consoles like the Xbox 360 and the PS3 dinosaurs in the age of the iPhone and iPad? Do expensive home consoles still have a strong enough consumer following to maintain profitability? How much would you be willing pay for the new PS4?
Chevrolet Corvette

Top cars by gender in Los Angeles

Automobile website has released the top ten cars bought in Los Angeles for 2012 based on sex.
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