AirTalk for March 14, 2013


Pope Francis takes the pulpit

Ever since Pope Francis was named the new pope yesterday, many are asking, “Who is he?” Will Pope Francis address the issues of the Catholic Church today? Will his papacy bring in reform or will it just pass by unnoticed in history? How will being a Jesuit and Latin American pope influence the papacy?
Special School Helps Teen Combat Childhood Obesity
Is teaching deprivation the best way to achieve long-term health for overweight kids? Should potentially vulnerable teens go through this process on national television? Will it help parents and kids who are dealing with the same issues?
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Is extending alcohol service hours a good idea? Would it make California cities more exciting tourism destinations? Could it put a stress on public transportation or cause more drunk driving accidents? Guest: Mark Leno, Democratic State Senator, 3rd District (San Francisco)
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel flies aboard a military helicopter from Kabul to Bagram Air Field

Where does a medal for drone warfare rank?

There’s a new military medal and it’s getting a lot of flak. Last month, former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta last month approved the new Distinguished Warfare Medal, which is awarded to drone pilots and cyber warfare troops that do not directly engage in ground combat.
Los Angeles Clippers v Los Angeles Lakers
How will the future of AEG affect L.A. sports? Should Anschutz have sold the company?
Why Jury Duty Matters: A Citizens Guide to Constitutional Action
Have you ever ignored a jury summons? Have you ever served on a jury? What will you do next time you’re called?

Bringing Woody Guthrie’s ‘House of Earth’ to life

When songwriter and folk hero Woody Guthrie died in 1967 at the age of 55, he left behind paintings, sketches, journals, and over 3,000 songs. His autobiography, "Bound For Glory," was published in 1943 and has become somewhat of a cult classic. But almost 50 years after his death, his only known novel has been published.
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