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AirTalk for April 1, 2013

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Accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes during a court hearing last month in Centennial, Colo.
Does execution mean justice for the victims of Aurora? If you’re opposed to the death penalty on principal, does the egregiousness of this crime change your view? How would you want to see this trial resolved?
How should PCC students, faculty, and administrators handle these problems? Is it Rocha’s responsibility to maintain a yearly schedule? Will the decision to cancel the winter intersession continue to have serious repercussions?
Flag Football
Sequoyah School's flag football team had to forfeit their 8-0 record this year, due to a new rule that barred girls from playing on boys' teams. Is that fair?
Aggressive Flu Strain Arrives Early And Spreads Rapidly Through U.S.
New York City is set to pass legislation requiring thousands of companies to provide paid sick leave to their employees. Some California cities have passed similar legislation, but many more initiatives here have failed. Why?
After a week of saber-rattling, North Korea has stepped up its bellicose rhetoric against South Korea and the United States. This weekend, the country announced that it is in a “state of war” with South Korea, and North Korea’s parliament voted to beef up its nuclear weapons arsenal.
Big Data

How the Information Age is changing everything

How has big data transformed the way we approach and evaluate information? What will its impact be in years to come? Can this kind of analysis be dangerous, or have significant drawbacks? Kenneth Cukier joins Larry to speak about the revolution of big data and how it will affect our lives.

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