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AirTalk for April 24, 2013

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George W. Bush Presidential Library Under Construction In Dallas

The Legacy of George W. Bush

Has the Bush legacy rebounded only five years after he left office? How does that compare to past presidents? Does the way a former president spends their retirement change how we view them?

How do mosques deal with radicalized members?

How do mosque leaders detect an inclination toward “radicalization” in their members? What is the definition of “radicalization”? What procedures are in place to deal with such members?
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Florida law seeks to limit spousal support

Is Florida heading in the right or wrong direction on this issue? With more Americans facing retirement, should there be a new policy discussion of long-term spousal support? What could be the unintended consequences of such a bill? Is it anti-family by dissuading stay-at-home parenting?
Sign-cutting refers to tracking people by looking for signs that they’ve passed through an area and has been used by border patrol agents on the U.S.-Mexico border. Proposed immigration reform legislation is considering it the only accepted mode of measuring the success rate of border patrol’s efforts.
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Recognizing the Armenian genocide

Today marks the annual remembrance day for the estimated 1.5 million Armenians who died in the former Ottoman Empire, present day Turkey. Several California legislators called on Obama to use the word "genocide" but so far the White House has resisted.

How successful people become successful

In his book “Give and Take,” Adam Grant explores the different ways people rise through the ranks on their way to extreme success. Can you be a giver without being a doormat? Is it better to take anything you can without returning favors, or to “match” those who give you help?

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