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Police in St. Louis identified Darren Wilson as the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown, whose death sparked sustained protests in the Missouri suburb of Ferguson that at times turned violent. Also, Los Angeles Ethics Commission wants to pay you to vote. Would these incentives lure uninformed voters? Then, do movie leaks hurt filmmakers?
As the nation keeps a watchful eye on protests in Ferguson, Missouri more questions arise. Also, six public parks in the Los Angeles area are about to get a bit more connected and will have free WiFi. Then, we take a look at the future of philanthropy through the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Movember and Kickstarter.
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Robin Williams, 63, died of suspected suicide last night in Marin County.What are your favorite moments of his career? How do you feel about his passing? Also, credit scoring revisions could make millions more Americans creditworthy. Then, how to live and cope with noise in Los Angeles.
Austin Beutner has been named the new publisher and chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Times. What does the future hold for the LA Times with the appointment? Also, the Police Commission is meeting tomorrow to decide whether to reappoint LAPD Chief Charlie Beck for a second five-year term. Then,
The US launched an airstrike against Islamic militants in northern Iraq this morning, less than a day after President Obama authorized limited military action against Islamic militants ISIL. Also, the World Health Organization has declared West Africa’s Ebola epidemic is an international public health emergency. Then, it's FilmWeek on AirTalk!