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AirTalk for March 29, 2013

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Hollywood High-rises

Planning Commission approves 55-story Hollywood high-rise

The Los Angeles city Planning Commission yesterday approved two 55-story high-rises in Hollywood. These new skyscrapers, which occupies one million square feet for apartments, offices, and retailers, would be next to the Capitol Records building.
NPR
NPR has decided to cancel “Talk of the Nation,” a 21-year-old call-in show produced by Boston affiliate WBUR. Starting July 1, “Talk of the Nation” will be replaced by “Here and Now,” which falls into the increasingly popular “news magazine” style.
MEXICO-CRIME-ARMY

Plagued by crime, Mexico creates new police force

How will Peña Nieto’s strategy differ from his predecessor, and why should we believe that it will cut down on death and corruption?
Major League Baseball’s season kicks off Sunday night, with the two Texas teams going at it, but the rivalry most worth watching in 2013 could just be the one in our own backyards between the Dodgers and Angels.
"The Place Beyond The Pines" Premiere - 2012 Toronto International Film Festival
Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Wade Major and Henry Sheehan to review this week’s releases, including A Place Beyond The Pines, The Host, Blancanieves, and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
US actor and director Dennis Hopper pose

The troubled genius that was Dennis Hopper

Who was Dennis Hopper? The better question may be what wasn’t he? This actor, filmmaker, art collector and photographer lives on as an off-beat icon in entertainment history, and biographer Tom Folsom couldn’t resist the roller coaster of Hopper’s life.

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