AirTalk for January 17, 2014

President Obama Delivers Speech On U.S. Signals Intelligence Programs

President Obama unveils recommendations for NSA reform

The Edward Snowden files have exposed the depth and breadth of U.S. surveillance efforts in the wake of 9/11 domestically and abroad, at the same time casting the heretofore ultra-secretive National Security Agency into the public spotlight.
House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon Announces He Will Not Seek Reelection
California Representative, Howard "Buck" McKeon, has announced that this will be his last term in Congress. The Republican from Santa Clarita choked back tears as he made the announcement in Washington yesterday.
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Today, we mark the 20th anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake - a 6.7 magnitude quake that killed at least 57, injured more than 9,000 and rendered about 125,000 people homeless.
Larry and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, including Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Ride Along, The Nut Job and more.
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The new Meryl Streep? The actors under 40 to watch

This week, Meryl Streep made Academy Award history with an epic 18th Oscar nomination for her role in August: Osage County. The movie veteran has scooped the top prize three times, for Best Supporting Actress in Kramer vs.
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