AirTalk for April 16, 2014

Robert Rizzo has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for income tax evasion. LAPD Chief Beck joins Larry to discuss ankle-monitors for parolees, officers disabling recording devices, and more. A new study is challenging the notion that parental involvement in a child's education leads to better performance. Are parents too involved in their kids' educations?
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Will Arizona Governor Jan Brewer sign the controversial "religious freedom" bill? We'll weigh the issue. Then, a look at California Governor Jerry Brown's drought proposal--and the significance of online doctor reviews. Later, 3 Days to Kill, Pompeii, The Wind Rises and more on Filmweek--and the latest on the investigation into Sen. Ron Calderon.

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AirTalk for February 19, 2014

A new report from the Congressional Budget Office indicates that raising the minimum wage would cause the loss of 500,000 jobs but would increase the earnings of approximately 16.5 million low wage workers. How might this impact workers? LAPD's Chief Charlie Beck joins Larry in-studio. What are your questions for Chief Beck? Later, should California be split into six states?

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The United Auto Workers suffered a major defeat when employees of a Tennessee Volkswagen plant rejected plans to unionize. Next, investigative journalist Christopher Leonard's book takes a closer look at the American meat industry. Then, should party hosts be liable for alcohol-related legal incidents? Later, a look at bias against Asian-Americans in university admissions.