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Should Franken and Moore be ousted? Accountability, personal values and the most pragmatic path forward

Should Franken and Moore be ousted? Accountability, personal values and the most pragmatic path forward

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) listens as Judge Neil Gorsuch testifies during second day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, March 21, 2017 in Washington.; Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images AirTalk® After being accused of sexual harassment by radio anchor Leeann Tweeden, Democratic […]

House’s tax vote, plus LA radio personality accuses Al Franken of sexual misconduct

House’s tax vote, plus LA radio personality accuses Al Franken of sexual misconduct

US Senator Al Franken, Democrat of Minnesota, attends a US Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing on Russian influence on social networks with representatives from Facebook, Twitter and Google, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 31, 2017.; Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The House is expected to pass its version of the […]

How should UCLA discipline the 3 players caught shoplifting in China?

How should UCLA discipline the 3 players caught shoplifting in China?

LaVar Ball (L), father of basketball player LiAngelo Ball and the owner of the Big Baller brand, sits with his other son LaMelo Ball (R) during a promotional event in Hong Kong on November 14, 2017. LiAngelo Ball and UCLA basketball teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill were arrested on November 7 in Hangzhou.; Credit: […]

FDA approves first digital pill: What is it and what are the concerns?

FDA approves first digital pill: What is it and what are the concerns?

Anti-depressant pills named Fluoxetine are shown March 23, 2004 photographed in Miami, Florida.; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images AirTalk® The Food and Drug Administration approved a first yesterday – a digital pill that that can tell doctors if and when a patient took the medicine. As cited by the New York Times, millions of patients don’t […]

Week in politics: How the Senate GOP is responding to Roy Moore allegations, wrapping up President Trump’s Asia trip and more

Week in politics: How the Senate GOP is responding to Roy Moore allegations, wrapping up President Trump’s Asia trip and more

US President Donald Trump (L) listens to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during their bilateral meeting on the side line of the 31st Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila on November 13, 2017.; Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says he’s going to sue the Washington Post […]

Amidst flatlining scores, we check in on standardized testing in CA

Amidst flatlining scores, we check in on standardized testing in CA

Standardized test scores are plateauing in California schools, and some are calling for a fundamental shift in teaching strategies.; Credit: Stock photo by Shannan Muskopf/flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® California implemented new standardized tests in 2015, so it was expected that scores would dip before rising once students acclimated to the new format. But three years […]

LA looks to ban street vending from hot spots, nightlife

LA looks to ban street vending from hot spots, nightlife

A Horizon Zero Dawn machine character takes interest in a street vendor on opening day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® It’s been four years since the debate over street vending in LA began. Now, a […]

After criticism from Texas officials, a look at the Red Cross response to Hurricane Harvey

After criticism from Texas officials, a look at the Red Cross response to Hurricane Harvey

Volunteers get a briefing at the George Brown Convention Center that has been turned into a shelter run by the American Red Cross to house victims of the high water from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.; Credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images AirTalk® The Red Cross is under fire for its response to […]

After criticism from Texas officials, a look at the Red Cross response to Hurricane Harvey

After criticism from Texas officials, a look at the Red Cross response to Hurricane Harvey

Volunteers get a briefing at the George Brown Convention Center that has been turned into a shelter run by the American Red Cross to house victims of the high water from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.; Credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images AirTalk® The Red Cross is under fire for its response to […]

How Disney’s ambitions to buy 21st Century Fox could further shake up the ever-changing media landscape

How Disney’s ambitions to buy 21st Century Fox could further shake up the ever-changing media landscape

The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Robert Iger delivers remarks during an event introducing Disney’s new ‘Magic of Healthy Living’ program at the Newseum June 5, 2012 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk® Continuing its quest to compete with the Netflixes and Amazons of the world, Walt Disney Company has reportedly been […]