AirTalk for October 1, 2013

US-POLITICS-ECONOMY-BUDGET

California politicians react to government shutdown

With the federal government officially running on only essential personnel, 800,000 federal workers furloughed and President Obama and Democrats in Congress dug in to defend the administration’s signature health-care program, the question is, what will the next move in this political and economic game of chess look like?
Health Care Activists Offer Free Health Screenings In Los Angeles
The success and failure of the Affordable Care Act, many observers argue, will depend on one thing: the ability of it to attract enough healthy, young people to sign up.
Do you think Hollywood is becoming more gay-friendly?
A new report released by the Screen Actors Guild found that Hollywood is not that gay-friendly when the cameras are not rolling. Despite the rise in gay and transgendered characters in television shows and in movies, gay actors are still experiencing discrimination in Hollywood.
Star of David and angels

What makes someone Jewish?

One in five respondents of a survey from the Pew Research Center who identify as Jewish say that they have no religion. They say they are connected to the Jewish community through culture and ancestry, not necessarily through a common belief in God. About two-thirds of the 3,500 Jewish Americans surveyed think that you can still be Jewish without being religious.
Emozioni Primarie (Far East Film Festival 10 - 2008)

'Escape from Tomorrow' showcases DIY film advances

"Escape from Tomorrow" showcases DIY film advances: A feature film shot surreptitiously at Disney World - featuring Epcot Center, pretty princesses and It’s a Small World - is somehow escaping litigation and coming to a handful of theaters and video-on-demand October 11
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