AirTalk for July 25, 2014

Investigation continues into the death of a woman who was shot by an 80-year-old man after she and an accomplice broke into his home. Also, a new report from the CDC says that less than half of American children are vaccinated against human papilloma virus (HPV), a form of cancer. Then, it's Filmweek on AirTalk!
A man who says he shot a home intruder describes the encounter in Long Beach.

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AirTalk for May 23, 2014

The $2.5 billion plan to offer free preschool to all 4-year-olds in California has been drastically changed to cover only those children whose families make less than twice the federal poverty level. Also, Clippers owner Donald Sterling has reportedly authorized his wife Shelly to sell the team, in an attempt to get the best possible deal out of the sale. Then, California beaches get their Heal the Bay report card, where should you swim?

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AirTalk for May 22, 2014

Orange and Santa Clara counties are suing five large narcotics manufacturers, citing false advertising and unfair business practices. Then, LAPD Chief Beck discusses the Griffith Park attacks and LAPD morale after officer deaths. Later, authors Claire Shipman and Katty Kay explore gender dynamics and confidence in their new book, “The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance--What Women Should Know.”

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AirTalk for May 21, 2014

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is holding five community open houses to hear about alignment alternatives for the 60-mile Palmdale to Los Angeles project section of California’s high-speed rail program. Also, The 9/11 Memorial Museum opens to the public tomorrow after years of construction and battles over the museum’s contents.

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AirTalk for May 20, 2014

A group of retired NFL players says in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the league supplied them with risky narcotics and other painkillers that led to medical complications down the road. Also, what is the future of the electric car? Then, Thai army declares martial law in Thailand, and the author of "Sensation: The New Science of Physical Intelligence" discusses the correlation between the senses and the unconscious mind.

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AirTalk for May 27, 2014

The tragic murders in Isla Vista last week have raised difficult questions about identifying potential red flags. What authority to do parents and law enforcement officials have to act on when the see a red flag? Is the prestige of the Supreme Court tarnished by partisan politics? Later, could bacteria be the key to staying clean?

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AirTalk for May 19, 2014

AT&T agreed to purchase DirecTV for $48.5 billion on Sunday in the latest telecommunications merger. Also, Jonathan Gold shares his list of the 101 top restaurants in Los Angeles. Then, we discuss the legalization of street vendors, Karl Rove comments about how Hillary Clinton's 2012 injury will affect her campaign, and Americans' disdain at being addressed as elderly or as senior citizen.