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AirTalk for January 20, 2014

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Online bloggers are allowed the same freedom of speech and protections against defamation that traditional reporters do, a court ruling declared on Friday.
Martin Luther King Jr.

The state of black leadership in LA

As we mark what would have been the 85th birthday of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. we look at the state of black leadership in Los Angeles.

Is ‘Her’ the future of Los Angeles?

Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’ is set in future-L.A., an unspecified decades-away version of the city with a more dense skyline and a sprawling public transit system. Jonze’s version of Los Angeles isn’t particularly dystopian or retro.
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Black women entertainers and the Civil Rights movement

The impact artists, writers and other cultural workers had on the civil rights movement is a well-trodden topic, but what about the influence black women performers exercised on the movement?

Are vocal crutches holding you back?

Have you ever spoken with someone who relies on vocal crutches to get through everyday conversation? Chances are, you have. Many people rely on vocal crutches without even realizing it.

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