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Kevin Hart steps down from Oscars hosting gig. We talk the Academy, track records and apologies

Kevin Hart steps down from Oscars hosting gig. We talk the Academy, track records and apologies

US actor/comedian Kevin Hart attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City.; Credit: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Just a few days after being tapped to host the 91st Academy Awards, comedian Kevin Hart is stepping down from the role after backlash to his […]

Kevin Hart steps down from Oscars hosting gig. We talk the Academy, track records and apologies

Kevin Hart steps down from Oscars hosting gig. We talk the Academy, track records and apologies

US actor/comedian Kevin Hart attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall on August 20, 2018 in New York City.; Credit: ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Just a few days after being tapped to host the 91st Academy Awards, comedian Kevin Hart is stepping down from the role after backlash to his […]

Double jeopardy: SCOTUS hears arguments in case that could affect 2016 Russia meddling investigation

Double jeopardy: SCOTUS hears arguments in case that could affect 2016 Russia meddling investigation

The administration is asking a lower court to block Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ deposition as it prepares to ask the Supreme Court to review the lawsuits over the 2020 census citizenship question.; Credit: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images AirTalk® The Supreme Court seems likely to preserve a constitutional rule that allows state and federal governments […]

Mental health professionals weigh pros and cons of psychiatric advance directives for determining patient treatment during crisis

Mental health professionals weigh pros and cons of psychiatric advance directives for determining patient treatment during crisis

Patients’ medical records.; Credit: Ariel Skelley/Getty Images AirTalk® Determining the kind of care that someone suffering from mental illness wants and needs during a mental health crisis can be challenging, especially when the patient suffers from a condition that leaves him or her disconnected from reality or otherwise unable to make sound decisions for him […]

As Sunset magazine struggles, we look back at the California icon

As Sunset magazine struggles, we look back at the California icon

Sunset magazine Christmas cover from December 1902 AirTalk® According to the Los Angeles Times, the 120 year old Western living guide Sunset Magazine is in trouble. Various editors have quit in the last few months, while some writers are still awaiting on paychecks. The lifestyle magazine was started by Southern Pacific Railroad to push westward […]

Pasadena Republican Club sues city, nonprofit, alleging free speech violation; can private renters restrict events in city-owned buildings?

Pasadena Republican Club sues city, nonprofit, alleging free speech violation; can private renters restrict events in city-owned buildings?

A protester holds up a copy of the U.S. Constitution while demonstrating in front of the U.S. Supreme Court December 5, 2007 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images AirTalk® A nonprofit that leases a city-owned building prohibited the Pasadena Republican Club from holding an event that features a speaker who advocates against gay marriage. […]

Amid charges of waste and mismanagement, calls for head of state high speed rail to step down

Amid charges of waste and mismanagement, calls for head of state high speed rail to step down

In this handout image provided by the California High-Speed Rail Authority, Construction of the Cedar Viaduct seen from the Golden State Boulevard to west of State Route 99 on July 13, 2017 in Fresno, California. ; Credit: Handout/Getty Images AirTalk® After the release of a scathing audit report of the state’s high-speed rail project in […]

LA City Council voted to support expanding hate crime protection to the homeless

LA City Council voted to support expanding hate crime protection to the homeless

A homeless man sleeps beside his makeshift temporary shelter on a street in downtown Los Angeles, California on June 25, 2018, as a United Nations report on poverty and inequality says 185 million Americans are living in extreme poverty.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The Los Angeles City Council approved a resolution Tuesday supporting […]

LA City Council voted to support expanding hate crime protection to the homeless

LA City Council voted to support expanding hate crime protection to the homeless

A homeless man sleeps beside his makeshift temporary shelter on a street in downtown Los Angeles, California on June 25, 2018, as a United Nations report on poverty and inequality says 185 million Americans are living in extreme poverty.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The Los Angeles City Council approved a resolution Tuesday supporting […]

State report says California won’t meet its climate goals because of too much driving. What are the alternatives?

State report says California won’t meet its climate goals because of too much driving. What are the alternatives?

A layer of pollution can be seen hovering over Los Angeles, California on October 17, 2017, where even though air quality has improved in recent decades, smog levels remain among the nations’s worst, with wildfires in the region also contributing to poor air quality.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The state air resources board […]