AirTalk for May 14, 2013

Women in the World Summit 2013
The actress made a stunning announcement in a New York Times op-ed that she underwent a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of contracting breast cancer. Jolie said she was a carrier of the “faulty” gene BRCA1.
Does regulating clinics make them safer or is it a plot to shut them down? Why did so many women go to Gosnell? Would more legislation drive women to questionable facilities? Are there more doctors like Gosnell or is he an outlier?
California Continues To Lead U.S. In Green Technology

California Condors versus Wind Farms

In one corner, we have the California condor, one of the most endangered birds in the world that the Golden State has spent tens of millions of dollars to save from extinction. In the other corner, we have wind farms—a valuable alternative energy source in the state.
Attorney General Holder Testifies To House Appropriations Committee On Justice Dept. Budget
Should the federal government have the right to seized records from journalists? Was the nondisclosure in this incident a violation of the freedom of the press? How should these situations be handled in the future?
L.A./Ontario International Airport
A new study from MIT researchers shows that mid-size airports have been hardest hit by the recession. From 2007 to 2012 departing flights at Burbank dropped by 25% and Ontario had a bigger drop of 49%.
Gov. Jerry Brown
Governor Brown announces the new state budget. How will he spend the the unexpected $4.5 billion surplus?
Neil Harbisson

'Cyborg' Neil Harbisson can hear in color

Neil Harbisson was born completely colorblind, but with a machine he helped invent called the "eyeborg" he can now hear in color.
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