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AirTalk for July 30, 2013

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What kind of impact do you think the Manning verdict has on Edward Snowden?
The Bradley Manning saga is coming to the an end. A military judge delivered a verdict on today in the case against the 25-year-old Army private, who is accused of leaking more than 700,000 documents to WikiLeaks starting in 2010. He has been acquitted of aiding the enemy but has been convicted on counts of espionage.
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Prominent radio personality Eddie "Piolin" Cotelo is no longer on the air because his colleague has accused him of sexual harassment and a laundry list of other offenses. Piolin is not going the route of rehabilitation, the favored choice of recent disgraced public figures like San Diego's Bob Filner, New York's Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer. Is rehabilitation possible? Are some crises too much for the public to forgive?

Office cliques: Is your workplace like high school 2.0?

There are people trying to fit in, those who never will, gossiping in the halls and lonely lunch breaks. Sounds like high school right? For some, it’s just another day at the office.
New York City Celebrates The 83rd Annual Academy Awards
Today, the 48 members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' board of governors will vote on a new president. Current president Hawk Koch is stepping down because of term limits.
With more and more people choosing to live in assisted living facilities, in “Life and Death in Assisted Living,” FRONTLINE and ProPublica looked into how much regulation there is and whether or not these homes are actually safe.
A new research study from the London School of Economics found that across gender, income and background, people tend to be the most satisfied in their mid-20s and late 60s. From their mid-20s to mid-50s, life satisfaction declines and hits a low point. Researcher Dr. Hannes Schwandt says this U-shape occurs because people become discontent mid-life because of disappointments at unfulfilled expectations. Does this study hold true in your experience? At what age were you the happiest and why? Is there really a mid-life slump?

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