AirTalk for May 9, 2013

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Medicare releases hospital pricing data

What accounts for these pricing disparities? How does the difference in pricing affect consumers? How do hospitals determine healthcare pricing?
Why has this seemingly straightforward law been the cause of so much scrutiny? What measures has Governor Brown proposed to fix it, and will they work? And could these measures go too far and minimize the effectiveness of Prop 65?
This week, a federal appeals court said the National Labor Relations Board violated the free speech rights of employers by compelling them to post rules in the workplace about the right to unionize. The poster rule went into effect in 2011. Employers already are required to inform employees about minimum wage, health and safety laws and a slew of other rights.
California state capitol
What would happen if lawmakers can no longer gut and amend? How could this change the political process? Would public interest groups be more active in monitoring proposed legislation?
Los Angeles
Have you noticed a trend? What's your prefered style? How do you pronounce Hermosa Beach? What about Cesar E. Chavez Avenue or the Chavez Ravine?

Jews in the Los Angeles Mosaic opens at the Autry

Tomorrow, the Autry Museum in Griffith Park opens its exhibition chronicling the contributions of Jews to the business, arts, and skyline of Los Angeles. LA is home to the second largest number of Jews in North America, and only Tel Aviv, New York City, and Jerusalem have more Jews in their city limits.
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