AirTalk for June 20, 2013

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News broke yesterday that James Gandolfini, who played Tony Soprano on the long-running HBO smash hit “The Sopranos,” died Wednesday in an emergency room in Rome. Gandolfini, 51, worked in TV, film, and on stage, but it was in his first big role, as a New Jersey mob boss whose depression drove him into therapy, that he will be remembered for by the millions who subscribed to HBO to see the villain you loved to hate kill and emote each Sunday night.

Would fatal stabbing affect Hollywood tourism?

A woman was fatally stabbed on Tuesday on Hollywood Blvd. Christine Darlene Calderon was walking down the Walk of Fame when she saw a cardboard sign displayed by a group of transient men asking for money with expletives and a smiley face written on it. Should more be done to make Hollywood safer?
Job Fair Held In New York

Interns fight back against working for free

Warner Music Group is the latest company to be hit with a lawsuit by a former unpaid intern. Justin Henry filed a class action lawsuit on Monday alleging that he should have been paid for the four months he spent interning for Atlantic Records. Are unpaid internships exploitative or helpful to young people just starting out?
California Embryo Bank Provides Donated Eggs For Stem Cell Research
The amount of money a woman can receive for donating eggs could shoot up from hundreds of dollars to thousands if a new law passes the state Senate. It is expected to vote on a bill today that would allow women who donate their eggs for research to be paid over and above “direct expenses”.
Activists Protest House Farm Bill Plan To Cut Food Assistance Program

Why did food stamps help spell doom for Farm Bill?

After intense battles this week, today lawmakers in the House rejected the latest version of the Farm Bill. A major part of the fight has been over the food stamp program -- known locally as CalFresh and nationally as SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance program).
The trauma bay known as the “C-booth” was notorious for being one of the busiest ERs in the country. That was until 2012 when the C-booth closed to a new ER facility, which Ryan McGarry would argue changed the way doctors and patients interact, and what doctors care about.
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