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AirTalk for June 12, 2013

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Santa Monica Shooting - Zawahri
The police are investigating details concerning the Santa Monica shootings that left five people dead. They found a AR-15 type rifle on gunman John Zawahri when he was shot. In his duffel bag, they found an upper receiver, a handgun, and firepower for the rifle and handgun. How will this incident affect California's gun laws that are on the Legislature floor?

Why aren’t people buying electric cars?

General Motors and Nissan are slashing the prices of their electric cars to try and make up for lagging sales. If the price tag is no longer a barrier to people buying electric cars, and they’re good for the environment, and they’re no longer a novelty...why aren't they selling?

New library set to open... with no books

Say goodbye to the printed page and hello to a new library with no books. An all-digital "bookless" library is set to open this fall in Texas’ Bexar County. The library will look more like an Apple store and give the community access to 10,000 digital titles.
What are the words to "Louie, Louie"? This stumped FBI agents and compelled them to launch a two-year investigation into this song. What do you think the words are?

USC signs 8th grader to football scholarship

How young is too young to recruit athletes? This week, USC offered a football scholarship to a 15-year-old incoming freshman to Upland High School.

Is it hip to be Asian in America?

Is it cool to be Asian in America? Is this changing long-held stereotypes about Asian Americans? But what are there real political implications?

Want to learn to dress well? There’s a class for that

People just don’t dress up like they used to. A professor at the University of Notre Dame says she wants to revive the lost art of dressing. Linda Przybyszewski teaches a class called “A Nation of Slobs."

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