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AirTalk for November 29, 2013

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Is Black Thursday trampling your Thanksgiving?

Wal-Mart, Macy’s, and Best Buy were just some of the retailers that decided to open their doors on Thanksgiving and deal-conscious shoppers apparently responded overwhelmingly.
President Obama Speaks On The Defense Strategic Review At The Pentagon
The Obama administration this week unveiled a proposed rule that would limit the role tax-exempt, nonprofit groups play in politics and election campaigns.
Happy old folks

Study finds that tiredness decreases with age

Those who fear aging might find some inspiration from a new study out of the London School of Economics and Political Science. After analyzing data from 13,000 respondents, researchers found that Americans ages 65 and older reported being less tired than those ages 15 to 24.
Las Vegas Premiere Of Open Road Films' "Homefront"
Larry is joined by KPCC critics Henry Sheehan and Peter Rainer to discuss this week’s releases, including Homefront, Oldboy, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and more! TGI-FilmWeek!
Back Together

The Life of Barbara Stanwyck

She made eighty-eight movies in a career that spanned four decades and worked with some of Hollywood's most esteemed filmmakers: Cecil B. DeMille, Preston Sturges, King Vidor. Director Frank Capra called her the "greatest emotional actress the screen has yet know.

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