AirTalk for July 30, 2014

Just how much water did we lose due yesterday's UCLA busted water main? Also, a federal appeals court ruled last week that Florida legally can discourage physicians from asking patients about their gun ownership. Then, are skin whitening products dangerous and should they be banned? Finally, Eric Liu talks about his new book, 'A Chinaman's Chance.'

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AirTalk for June 16, 2014

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AirTalk for June 13, 2014

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!

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AirTalk for June 12, 2014

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AirTalk for June 11, 2014

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?

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AirTalk for June 10, 2014

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.”


AirTalk for June 9, 2014

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.