AirTalk for April 23, 2014

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Californians can find out how environmentally challenged are the neighborhoods they live in by using a new tool from released this week by the California Environmental Protection Agency.
Governor Brown Declares Statewide Drought Emergency
In light of the state’s budget surplus, Governor Jerry Brown wants to pay down the debt and increase California’s rainy day fund. And, as things go in Sacramento, Democrats and Republicans are at odds on how best to do so.
Are you putting off a project at work, mailing a bill, or getting started on spring cleaning? You may be able to blame your parents.
Hillary Clinton Addresses Recycling Industries Trade Conference In Las Vegas
She's been notoriously mum on the biggest political question of the year but is Hillary Clinton's refusal to announce her 2016 candidacy for president hurting other women's chances?
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30 years of breakthroughs in HIV research

In April 1984, scientists made the breakthrough discovery of the virus which causes the fatal disease AIDS, which was rapidly sweeping through America in the early 1980s.
DCFS foster care
A Los Angeles County commission has recommended sweeping changes to the embattled Department of Children and Family Services. The commission asked the LA County Board of Supervisors to appoint a new oversight body for DCFS.

Director Diane Paulus on reimagining ‘Porgy and Bess’

Many people know “Porgy and Bess” as the grand George Gershwin opera which debuted on Broadway in 1935, but director Diane Paulus has since re-invented the popular tale of Southern black life as musical theatre with "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess," now playing at L.A.’s Ahmanson Theatre.
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