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AirTalk for February 21, 2014

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Ron Calderon

Breaking: FBI files charges against Ron Calderon and brother

The FBI has announced charges Sen. Ronald S Calderon (D-Montebello) and his brother, Tom, on corruption and money laundering charges.
A controversial bill that allows business owners to use their religious beliefs to refuse service to gay patrons passed the Arizona legislature on Thursday. Supporters of the bill say the legislation is a way for churches, businesses or individuals to maintain their religious freedom by not being forced to do something that violates their religious beliefs.
Governor Jerry Brown unveiled a $687 million proposal this week designed to tackle the ongoing drought problem in the state.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Offers The Latest Technological Advances In Its Care

How important are online reviews for doctors?

It’s grown increasingly customary to check Yelp reviews before trying a new restaurant, browse Angie’s List before hiring a plumber, and now, to read up on doctors before a check up.

Filmweek: 3 Days To Kill, Pompeii, The Wind Rises and more

Larry and KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan, Wade Major and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, including 3 Days To Kill, Pompeii, The Wind Rises and more. TGI-Filmweek!

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