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Militants described as Sunni extremists by some, opportunistic thugs by others have captured the northern Iraq city of Tal Afar today. Then, Starbucks and Arizona State University announced a joint venture today where the coffee chain will provide its employees the opportunity to enroll in free online classes. After, we speak with Adam Rodgers, author of Proof: The Science of Booze.
President Barack Obama today said there is no military solution for the current crisis in Iraq if the Iraqi government fails to address sectarian difference, promote country-wide stability and build capacity of effective security forces. Also, The Los Angeles Parking Freedom Initiative is beginning a ballot effort to cap the price of a parking ticket at $23. Then, it's filmweek on AirTalk!
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s surprising primary loss may shake things up for California. Kevin McCarthy, a Republican congressman from Bakersfield, is considered a likely candidate to fill Cantor’s position when he steps down this summer. After, apps like Square simplify the process of tipping, calculating percentages for you and making payment easier. But they also lead to more spending. Are these apps forcing people to tip more?
How will yesterday's landmark decision in Vergara v. California impact the state school system? How do laptops in the classroom impact learning? Should laptops be banned from the classroom? Later, the 2014 World Cup begins tomorrow. What should the U.S. Men's National Soccer Team be nicknamed?
From hair salons to summer camps, employers across the country are putting in noncompete clauses in employment contracts to prevent employees from working for their rivals. California currently bans noncompete clauses, but should it repeal its ban? After, a survey says Los Angeles is one of the worst cities for a "staycation." Then, Peter Baker joins us to talk about his new book, “Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House.”
Should the NCAA pay student athletes if their images are used commercially? Then, we discuss the best ways to go about a mid-career reinvention. Later, we look into how scents affect your retail shopping habits.