AirTalk for April 4, 2013

What is North Korea’s true nuclear capability? How would the United States handle an attempted attack, even if a missile couldn’t reach American shores? Could an attack on South Korea inspire U.S. retaliation?
Why does the Department of Insurance have to rely on analysis of outside groups? Is there anyone else who could fulfill that role? Does using a consumer-advocacy group help balance the influence of analysis from health-company lobbyists?
Nomorobo
How many times have you picked up the phone at home only to hear an automated computer voice on the other end? The Federal Trade Commission recently sponsored a national contest to find the best blocking technology for these unsolicited "robocalls."
Meat

Does it matter to you where your meat comes from?

Does product origin affect what you buy? Are you willing to pay more to absorb the extra costs? Is it feasible considering many processing facilities deal with animals from myriad ranches? Why are foreign producers still unsatisfied with the new rules?
Flags fly outside United Nations headqua
After two weeks of intense negotiations, the United Nations General Assembly this week voted to approve a landmark new arms trade treaty that is designed to curb sales of arms that could end up in the hands of terrorists, dictators and other humanitarian offenders.

The fates of famous corpses

Although we may not keep the organs of deceased loved ones in drawers like Mary Shelley, author of “Frankenstein”, do we still need physical objects to venerate leaders and loved ones? Have societal views towards death shifted? How do we deal with death today? Is it healthy?
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