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AirTalk for May 3, 2013

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Springs Fire
What are the special challenges of fighting a fire at night? When do firefighters use nighttime water drops from small planes or helicopters?
Dorner Shooting Manhunt
On Monday, the local ABC News in Michigan ran footage of Deerfield Elementary School principal Kim Warren in the backseat of a police cruiser after being picked up on the suspicion of drunk driving when she was swerving in her car on the way back to school at lunchtime. The video, shot by a camera mounted in the rear area of the cruiser, shows Warren crying and the officer trying to console her.
Personal computer. Philanthropy. And now, you can add prophylactic to the list of things Bill gates is working to revolutionize. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as part of its Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative, is offering a $100,000 grant for any organization or aspirant engineer to design a next generation condom to make it more widely-used.
Robert Downey Jr. Rings The NYSE Opening Bell In Celebration Of "Iron Man 3"
Larry and KPCC critics Tim Cogshell and Andy Klein review this week’s releases, including Iron Man 3, Midnight’s Children, The Iceman, and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
China places a strict quota on foreign film imports. For Hollywood, the most popular way to bypass that quota has been to co-produce films with Chinese companies. But that means giving China's state film more control over a film's creative process.

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