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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