AirTalk for December 4, 2013

Federal Judge Rules On Detroit Bankruptcy Eligibility
A federal judge today ruled that Detroit could proceed with its bankruptcy filing. More significantly, the court also ruled that Detroit could roll back on its pension obligations for retired city workers.
First responders gather around the derailment of a Metro North passenger train in the Bronx borough of New York on Sunday.
The train engineer at the helm of the weekend's NYC commuter rail crash made troubling admissions yesterday. According the lawyer of William Rockefeller, the engineer was in a "daze" and nodded at controls before realizing something was wrong - the train was travelling 80 mph into a 30-mph zone.
Conservative Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell Embroiled In 'Pleb' Row
It’s a well-known fact that most magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, the so-called “Paper of Record,” is written to a 9th or 10th grade level. This preference for simpler words applies to radio writing as well.
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The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to figure out what’s happened to tons of chemicals that were dumped into the Palos Verdes Peninsula from decades of industrial waste.
A woman looks at the HealthCare.gov insurance exchange site on Oct. 1 in Washington, D.C.
If you’ve heard of the Affordable Care Act, you’ve heard about the many problems with its rollout both nationwide and here in California. Now, there’s concern that Republican members of the California State Assembly are intentionally trying to mislead constituents about the health care law.

The man who put California’s wine country on the map

Before Jess Jackson became the billionaire who transformed the landscape of California wine production, he was a police officer. And a prosecutor. And a real-estate lawyer. “A Man and His Mountain” delves into the life of Jackson and his quest to make Americans appreciate good wine.
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