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Cell phone video of Charlotte shooting released, and the likelihood that Tulsa officer could be convicted of manslaughter in shooting

Cell phone video of Charlotte shooting released, and the likelihood that Tulsa officer could be convicted of manslaughter in shooting
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A police officer in uniform.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC AirTalk We’re getting a first look at cell phone video released to the New York Times of the police-involved shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was shot by Scott’s wife, Rakeyia, who can be heard telling police that her husband does not have a gun […]

What it’d take for LA to become driverless-car ready by 2035

What it’d take for LA to become driverless-car ready by 2035

A pilot model of an Uber self-driving car drives down a street on September 13, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images On Wednesday, Councilman David Ryu introduced a motion in City Council that would make LA driverless car ready in 20 years. The proposal would clear the way for agencies and departments like the […]

LAPD chief defends officers in fatal shootings: ‘nothing else they could do’

LAPD chief defends officers in fatal shootings: ‘nothing else they could do’

File: LAPD Chief Charlie Beck addresses the media at Police Headquarters in Los Angeles.; Credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images A day after the city’s police commission ruled two officers were out of policy in a police shooting  near downtown, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said there was nothing else the officers could have done.  […]

LAPD chief defends officers in fatal shootings: ‘nothing else they could do’

LAPD chief defends officers in fatal shootings: ‘nothing else they could do’

File: LAPD Chief Charlie Beck addresses the media at Police Headquarters in Los Angeles.; Credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images A day after the city’s police commission ruled two officers were out of policy in a police shooting  near downtown, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said there was nothing else the officers could have done.  […]

A Nation Engaged: Economic opportunity in Southern California

A Nation Engaged: Economic opportunity in Southern California

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters at a rally at John Marshall High School on August 17, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.; Credit: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Tensions are rising this election season over economic opportunity in the U.S. As part of this ongoing conversation, AirTalk joins NPR’s collaborative series, A Nation Engaged, to ask […]

Poll: Sacrosanct? Petition to get In-N-Out to carry veggie burgers grows

Poll: Sacrosanct? Petition to get In-N-Out to carry veggie burgers grows

In-N-Out Burgers are served at the John Varvatos 13th Annual Stuart House benefit presented by Chrysler with Kids’ Tent by Hasbro Studios at John Varvatos Boutique on April 17, 2016.; Credit: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for John Varvatos A petition started last week on change.org calls for the Irvine-based chain to stop “letting its fans down […]

Late-night TV’s role in the presidential elections

Late-night TV’s role in the presidential elections

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 28: Jimmy Fallon hosts “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” at Rockefeller Center on January 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images); Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images In true late-night tradition, presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were guests last week on “The Tonight Show.” During the […]

Is #OscarsSoWhite creating ageist consequences?

Is #OscarsSoWhite creating ageist consequences?

A general view of atmosphere at the 86th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 16, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. ; Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Hollywood writer, Robert Bassing, is threatening to sue the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences. The potential suit was sparked by a recent policy […]

How global agriculture, farmers will be impacted by Bayer-Monsanto mega-deal

How global agriculture, farmers will be impacted by Bayer-Monsanto mega-deal

The picture taken on September 8, 2016 shows a sign with the logo at the headquarter of German chemical company Bayer. What are the implications of the Monsanto-Bayer merger? ; Credit: PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images Hoping to create a one-stop shop for all of farmers’ crop-growing and protection needs, the German chemical giant Bayer has purchased […]

What is Islamic exceptionalism and what are the geopolitical implications

What is Islamic exceptionalism and what are the geopolitical implications

Is there something exceptional about Islam that contributes to its problems? ; Credit: Photographer:Jason Kuffer Many American defenders of Islam have argued it’s much like other monotheistic faiths – subject to wide-ranging interpretations and with varying degrees of theology intertwined with politics. That’s not the perspective of senior fellow at the Brookings Institution Shadi Hamid. […]