AirTalk for January 26, 2015

The California DMV is backing down from requiring drivers for “e-hail” services like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar to obtain commercial license plates after a firestorm of criticism. Also, author Steven Brill writes about the way the ACA was written, the way it was implemented, and how it would (or wouldn’t) change America’s healthcare system in his latest book. Then, President Obama will propose to protect 12 million acres of Alaskan wilderness.
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AirTalk for January 12, 2015

Dozens of world leaders joined French President Francois Hollande in a march of 3.7 million people marched across that country. Also, how do religions view icons, idols and symbols? Then, following Senate majority leader Harry Reid's exercise injury, what are the limits and the cautions the elderly need to be aware of?


AirTalk for January 9, 2015

A tumultuous week for law enforcement officials around Paris, France culminated today in two separate hostage situations. Also, Gov. Jerry Brown has released his proposed operating budget for 2015. Then, President Obama is in Tennessee today, announcing a plan to make community college free for many students.

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AirTalk for January 8, 2015

A massive manhunt and a day of mourning grip Paris today following yesterday's massacre of 12 people at a satirical newspaper. Also, Foie gras is back on the menu at high end restaurants and chefs are celebrating. Then, researchers concluded that many whites will react differently to the same person, depending solely on whether they are referred to as “black” or “African American.”


AirTalk for January 7, 2015

France's deadliest postwar terrorist attack has journalists around the world standing in solidarity. How should French and Islamic leaders respond? Also, critics are saying that current college graduation rates aren’t telling the whole story about how long it’s really taking students to graduate. Then, journalist Sam Quinones explores the drastic reduction of gang activity over the past three decades.