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The culture of US government leaks to the media, in the context of Manchester

The culture of US government leaks to the media, in the context of Manchester

Britain’s Defence Secretary Michael Fallon (L) and Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson leave Downing Street in central London. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May said she would raise the issue of leaks from a probe into the Manchester terror attack that have infuriated British authorities with their US counterparts.; Credit: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® In light […]

Lessons from ESPN’s ‘Mike & Mike’ on how to maintain a successful business partnership

Lessons from ESPN’s ‘Mike & Mike’ on how to maintain a successful business partnership

Sports broadcasters Mike Greenberg (L) and Mike Golic, hosts of ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike” show, speak as they are inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame.; Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images AirTalk® One of sports talk radio’s most famous pair is breaking up: ESPN’s long-running talk show “Mike and Mike” is […]

Updating the state debate over how to quantify how high is too high to drive under the influence of marijuana

Updating the state debate over how to quantify how high is too high to drive under the influence of marijuana

A motorist produces their driver’s license at a DUI checkpoint in Bellflower on March 6, 2014.; Credit: Stuart Palley/KPCC AirTalk® As the state of California works to implement the regulatory framework for its nascent recreational marijuana industry following voters’ approval of Proposition 64, which legalized pot for recreational use statewide, the debate over how exactly […]

The latest on the Manchester terrorist attack

The latest on the Manchester terrorist attack

Emergency response vehicles are parked at the scene of a suspected terrorist attack during a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande in Manchester, northwest England on May 23, 2017. ; Credit: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® British authorities have identified the suspect in the Manchester suicide bombing attack as 22-year-old Salman Abedi. The attack happened […]

Implementing Prop 57: Should non-violent sex offenders be eligible for parole?

Implementing Prop 57: Should non-violent sex offenders be eligible for parole?

A new proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown would make it easier for non-violent offenders to get parole for good behavior and give judges the latitude to decide whether juveniles as young as 14 to be tried as adults for serious crimes. ; Credit: L. Matthew Bowler/Getty Images AirTalk® In 2016, California voters approved a parole […]

New California bill may keep drug companies from giving doctors gifts

New California bill may keep drug companies from giving doctors gifts

Dr. Elizabeth Maziarka reads a blood pressure gauge during an examination of patient June Mendez at the Codman Square Health Center April 11, 2006 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. ; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images AirTalk® On Thursday, state Senate passed a bill banning drug company payments or gifts to California doctors. The bill’s rationale is physicians who […]

Analyzing the future of LA schools after Tuesday’s LAUSD election

Analyzing the future of LA schools after Tuesday’s LAUSD election

Children at Scripps Ranch KinderCare in San Diego play in their classroom on October 1, 2013 in San Diego, CA.; Credit: Robert Benson/Getty Images for Knowledge Unive AirTalk® When Nick Melvoin and — assuming her narrow lead in Tuesday’s election holds — Kelly Gonez are sworn in as the newest members of the Los Angeles […]

LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl on proposed Board changes, public energy program

LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl on proposed Board changes, public energy program

Councilwoman Sheila Kuehl speaks onstage the Venice Family Clinic’s Silver Circle Gala at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on March 9, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. ; Credit: Mike Windle/Getty Images for Venice Family Clinic AirTalk® Earlier this month, we spoke with former LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky who was in favor of a bill that […]

Could the Comey memo bring down the presidency?

Could the Comey memo bring down the presidency?

US President Donald Trump waves from Air Force One upon arrival at Groton-New London Airport in Groton, Connecticut, May 17, 2017, as he travels to the US Coast Guard Academy Commencement ceremony. ; Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The Trump White House is on the defense again following the latest disclosure about alleged conversations between […]

Following the fallout after Trump’s reported disclosure to the Russians

Following the fallout after Trump’s reported disclosure to the Russians

National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster answers questions during a press briefing at the White House May 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images AirTalk® Last hour, President Trump’s national security adviser defended the president’s reported sharing of sensitive intelligence with Russian officials. H. R. McMaster wouldn’t say whether the information was classified. […]