AirTalk for December 5, 2013

Nelson Mandela Arrives At The Intercontinental Hotel
South Africa's president Jacob Zuma says Nelson Mandela has died at age 95. Zuma says "we've lost our greatest son."
House Speaker Boehner Presides Over Opening Session Of Congress
In the world of U.S. politics, 2013 will go down as a year of marathon filibusters, a government shutdown, heated debates over Obamacare and 12 months of near record-low productivity for Congress. Legislators have passed just 55 public laws since January - an average of less than one per week.
According to IMS Health, the use of ADHD meds is up -- way up.
66th Annual Tony Awards - Show

The lost boys behind ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

The lost boys behind ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’: Based on the young adult novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatcher tells the story of how Peter Pan became the beloved boy who would never grow up.
US-POLITICS-FAST FOOD-WAGE STRIKE
Low-wage workers in 100 American cities are walking off their jobs today to push for a $15/hr living wage, the latest demonstration of strength in a grassroot movement that has been steadily gaining steam nationally since 2012.
Special School Helps Kids Combat Childhood Obesity

Is it possible to be both fat and healthy?

New research is taking aim at the idea that you can be both overweight and healthy at the same time. A small number of recent studies have indicated that overweight or obese people that don't have high blood pressure, diabetes or and normal cholesterol levels can be just as healthy as their normal weight counterparts.

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Amazon.com started out as an online bookseller and it has come a long way from its humble and focused beginnings. Now, you can find pretty much anything you want to buy on the site, often at a steep discount.
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