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AirTalk for July 12, 2013

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The highly charged murder trial of George Zimmerman concludes today. As jury deliberations begin, supporters of 17-year-old African American victim, Trayvon Martin, are hoping for a conviction.
Prison
Convicted serial rapist Christopher Evans Hubbart's scheduled release from a mental hospital in Los Angeles County has stirred up a lot of emotions. Hubbart admitted to authorities he has raped nearly 40 women throughout California between 1971 and 1983.
Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures And Legendary Pictures' "Pacific Rim" - Arrivals

Filmweek: Pacific Rim, Grown Ups 2, The Hunt and more

Larry and KPCC critics Tim Cogshell and Andy Klein review this week’s releases, including Pacific Rim, Grown Ups 2, The Hunt and more. TGI-Filmweek!
Killer Whales performing at SeaWorld

Can killer whales be kept safely in captivity?

In February 2010, a performing killer whale named Tilikum killed Dawn Brancheau, a trainer at SeaWorld. In Blackfish, director-producer Gabriela Cowperthwaite explores the complexities of the relationships between trainers and killer whales in captivity and looks at the treatment the animals face.
The Air Quality Management District (AQMD) today ruled 7-6 to that fire pits need to be kept 700 feet away from residential homes.

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