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AirTalk for April 17, 2013

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Letter Sent To MS Senator Roger Wicker Tests Positive For Ricin

Suspicious mail to Obama and Wicker positive for ricin

Suspicious mail that was sent to the White House and to Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker both tested positive for ricin, a deadly poison.
LAUSD Superintendent John Deasy joins AirTalk to address the no confidence vote, the teacher investigations and why there's a drop in people interested in teaching careers.
Vitamin Sales Go Up As Consumers Struggle With Cost Of Health Care

Should FDA regulate dietary supplements?

An online letter published by JAMA Internal Medicine calls for more FDA regulations on dietary supplements that contain unapproved ingredients, which are highly recalled.
lafd ambulance
Should firefighters respond to medical emergencies? What is the best way to utilize resources and skills? Is it dangerous to reassign firefighters to ambulance crews?

How animals grieve

Barbara J. King's new book "How Animals Grieve" explores the depths of animal emotion and the fascinating question of how animals express the loss of an offspring, partner or family member.

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