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AirTalk for May 16, 2014

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Decade-Long Effort To Renew Downtown L.A. Stalls Amid Current Economy
Los Angeles developer Geoffrey Palmer is fighting to erect a walkway between two apartment buildings downtown, arguing that it would protect future residents from a homeless encampment nearby.
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Scientists noticed an increased occurrence of earthquakes in southern Monterey County, close to Parkfield, California. Stumped as to why, Colin B. Amos, assistant professor of geology at Western Washington University, and his team set-out to find an answer.
Zillow, the real estate database, launched a new service last week predicting how much a home will be worth a year from now. The Zestimate Forecast focuses on 50 million homes, and forecasts are calculated three times a week.
Warner Bros. And Legendary Pictures Preview - Comic-Con International 2013
Larry and KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan and Amy Nicholson review this week’s releases, including Godzilla, Million Dollar Arm, The Immigrant, and more. TGI-Filmweek!

Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter

In "Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter," historian Richard Barrios explores movie musicals from the first hits, The Jazz Singer and to present-day examples like Chicago and Les Misérables, providing a history of the genre, as well as a touch of backstage gossip of some of its biggest stars.

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