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AirTalk for June 27, 2013

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In the wake of revelations about the NSA’s PRISM program, which gathers data on Americans in an attempt to keep them safe, yesterday FTC Commissioner Julie Brill dubbed her initiative "Reclaim Your Name.” The program would give consumers the knowledge and the technological tools to reassert some control over their personal data.
Occupy LA Mural
Los Angeles was once considered a mecca for mural artists, but in the last few decades the city has lost a great deal of its public art. There’s been little success in trying to rectify regulatory laws for muralists in recent years, but City Councilman Jose Huizar is spearheading a new proposal to change all that.
Police said an apartment resident in Ontario shot and killed a man who broke into his home early Monday morning. While there is no “stand-your-ground” legislation in California per se, the state does have laws in place sanctioning the use of deadly force against home intruders.
A public bike-sharing program for downtown L.A. has hit a snag, according to the Los Angeles Times. The O.C. company tasked with installing bike kiosks and the wheels as well, Bike Nation, had hoped to sell advertising on its wares.
The garment factory fire in Bangladesh that costed more than 900 lives enraged consumers the world over. In its wake, major retailers including H&M, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger have signed on to a pact that requires independent safety inspections, public reporting and necessary repairs and upgrades at Bangladeshian factories paid for by the signees.
After 12 years, Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc” is releasing its prequel, “Monsters University.” The new director of the Monster legacy, Dan Scanlon, and producer Kori Rae join AirTalk to give an insider’s look into the making of “Monsters University,” the history of Pixar and the dynamics between Crystal and Goodman.
Denise Rich Celebrates The Release Of Emilio Estefan's Book

Bernadette Peters joins the Pops

Bernadette Peters, a three-time Tony Award winning singer and actress joins Larry to talk about her upcoming performance with the Pasadena POPS. She’ll talk about those different performing mediums and how she approaches them.

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