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AirTalk for January 3, 2014

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The ubiquitous photo app Instagram was bought by Facebook for $1 billion back in 2012. Yahoo bought Tumblr, the popular social network, for $1 billion in 2014. It’s only three days into the new year and already we have a new tech entrant into the $1 billion acquisition club.
The Hollywood Chamber Of Commerce & The Hollywood Sign Trust Celebrates The 90th Anniversary Of The Hollywood Sign
When he ran for City Attorney last year, Mike Feuer promised to make Los Angeles a safer place. His vision included creating a gun violence prevention unit and expanding the Neighborhood Prosecutor Program created by former City Attorney Rocky Delgado.
Veterans Secretary, Entrepreneur Feed Homeless Vets

Can you actually become addicted to food?

Americans typically pick going on a diet as their New Year's resolution but many don't make it past the end of January. If you're having trouble swearing off the chocolate cake or large sodas, could an addiction to sugar be the culprit?
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Guest host Frank Stoltze and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein, Henry Sheehan and Claudia Puig review this week's releases, including The Best Offer, Interior. Leather Bar., Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Grudge Match and more.
70th Annual Golden Globe Awards - Show
Trailers for the Golden Globes and the Oscars have been floating around the internet, circulating on social media, and sneaking in some screen time in preparation for awards show season.

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