AirTalk for March 18, 2014

Congress considers response to Russian action in Ukraine

Will the US and EU use energy sanctions against Russia?

Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Prime Minister of Crimea signed official documents to incorporate Crimea into the Russian Federation. The ceremony took place in Sevastopol, the swift result of Sunday’s vote on the referendum to annex Crimea.
Violence School Lessons
California Democrats lost their supermajority in the state Senate on Sunday, when Sen. Ron Calderon took an indefinite leave of absence to fight federal corruption charges. The legislative impact was felt Monday, when two proposals pushed by Democrats failed to garner the necessary Republican support.
NCAA Basketball Tournament - Practice Round - Omaha
The annual college basketball tournament known as March Madness is here once again. If you work in an office, there's a good chance you've been hearing about it for weeks. The office bracket pool has become a regular part of the annual tradition.
US-CRIME-SHOOTING-AIRPORT

Are we spending too much money on airport security?

Passengers at American airports have been enduring long security lines and invasive screening techniques for more than a decade now in the name of preventing more incidents of terrorism.
NASA
Physicists are popping the champagne corks after announcing a major discovery that backs up a long suspected theory called cosmic inflation - a twist on the Big Bang theory. Scientists say that a split-second after the Big Bang, the newly formed universe ballooned out at a pace so astonishing that it left behind ripples in the fabric of the cosmos.
The Silicon Roundabout In Old Street

Good managers are hard to find

The right leader makes the workplace -- a study from Gallup has found that even though naming a manager is one of the most important decisions a company makes, over 80 percent of the time, they make the wrong choice.

Make your picks in 2014's Public Radio Bracket Madness!

It's March, which means it's time for KPCC's second annual Public Radio Bracket Madness — the bracket poll in which we ask you to pick your favorite public radio shows!
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