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Despite calls to save water, Southern California saw an an increase of more than 2 percent in use for February compared to the same month in 2013, according to a report released Tuesday. Also, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti has unveiled a detailed strategy for environmental sustainability in Los Angeles. Then, Mary Norris dispenses her wisdoms on vexing spelling, punctuation, and grammatical issues we encounter everyday.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is officially running for president. Also, Christianity has been the world’s largest religion since 2010, with Islam coming in second. But if current demographic trends continue, researchers at PEW say Muslims will catch up by 2050, and could surpass Christianity by 2070. Then, several prominent black women say the TSA’s screening practices are discriminatory. Now the TSA plans to do something about it.
Rolling Stone formally retracted the 9,000-word piece by writer Sabrina Rubin Erdely detailing an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia frat house, after commissioning the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism to review the piece. Also, the Los Angeles City Council is considering reinstating a ban on people living in their vehicles. Then, the state of the home cooked meal is on a decline according to a survey.
In the wake of yesterday's Iran agreement, some in Congress are still leery of the deal and are moving forward with legislation that would give Congress a final vote on any deal. Also, as breast feeding becomes more popular, will there be a commercial market for breast milk? Then we look at the best racing films following today's release of 'Furious 7.'
Amid the news that California’s snowpack has almost vanished, Gov. Jerry Brown ordered statewide cutbacks. Also, Los Angeles settled a class action lawsuit Wednesday brought on behalf of a quarter-million disabled city residents. Then, in “The Great Divide,” historian Thomas Fleming pits the competing visions of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson and how their ideological battles helped shape the fledgling nation.
The state of California will conduct its last manual snowpack reading today, and the forecast is that the numbers won’t be good. Also, AirTalk takes a look back at how transportation in L.A. has (and hasn’t) changed in the last 30 years and a look ahead at what lies in the future for commuters in L.A. Then, we celebrate 30 years of AirTalk and Larry Mantle!