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Checking In On The Boeing 737 Max

Checking In On The Boeing 737 Max

Federal Aviation Administration acting Administrator Daniel Elwell (C) testifies with FAA Aircraft Certification Service Executive Director Earl Lawrence (L) during a hearing of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Aviation Subcommittee about the Boeing 737 MAX airplane in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill May 15, 2019 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty […]

SAT To Issue ‘Adversity Score’ To Students Based On Social And Economic Background

SAT To Issue ‘Adversity Score’ To Students Based On Social And Economic Background

SAT College Exams To Implement New “Adversity Score”; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images AirTalk® The College Board, the nonprofit group that oversees the SAT, announced it will administer an “adversity score” to each student who takes the SAT exam. The score will measure 15 factors including crime rates, poverty rates and housing value in each students’ […]

Boy Scouts Contemplates Bankruptcy As Legal Challenges Mount From Sexual Abuse Claims

Boy Scouts Contemplates Bankruptcy As Legal Challenges Mount From Sexual Abuse Claims

Boy Scout listens to instruction at camp Maple Dell on July 31, 2015 outside Payson, Utah.; Credit: George Frey/Getty Images AirTalk® Seven years ago, the LA Times published an investigative piece revealing that 5000 men and women had been expelled from the Boy Scouts of America due to suspicion of sexual abuse — but a […]

Boy Scouts Contemplates Bankruptcy As Legal Challenges Mount From Sexual Abuse Claims

Boy Scouts Contemplates Bankruptcy As Legal Challenges Mount From Sexual Abuse Claims

Boy Scout listens to instruction at camp Maple Dell on July 31, 2015 outside Payson, Utah.; Credit: George Frey/Getty Images AirTalk® Seven years ago, the LA Times published an investigative piece revealing that 5000 men and women had been expelled from the Boy Scouts of America due to suspicion of sexual abuse — but a […]

Three Film Production Companies Announce Georgia Boycott In Light Of The State’s New Abortion Law

Three Film Production Companies Announce Georgia Boycott In Light Of The State’s New Abortion Law

Capitol building in Atlanta, Georgia.; Credit: Photo by ken fager on Flickr AirTalk® Executives from three production companies say they won’t film in Georgia because of the state’s “heartbeat” abortion ban. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports they include David Simon of Blown Deadline, Christine Vachon of Killer Films and Mark Duplass of Duplass Brothers Productions. The […]

Remembering Doris Day, Legendary Actor And Singer

Remembering Doris Day, Legendary Actor And Singer

Doris Day in Pillow Talk, 1959. From Everett Collection. AirTalk® Doris Day, the sunny blond actress and singer whose frothy comedic roles opposite the likes of Rock Hudson made her one of Hollywood’s biggest stars in the 1950s and ’60s and a symbol of wholesome American womanhood, died Monday. She was 97. In recent years, […]

LA City Council to vote next week on proposal to ban digital advertising from taxi, rideshare rooftops

LA City Council to vote next week on proposal to ban digital advertising from taxi, rideshare rooftops

A firefly rooftop display sits on top of a ride sharing car; Credit: @firefly_cities on Instagram AirTalk® Taxicabs sporting digital advertising boards are a dime a dozen in New York City, but here in Los Angeles, cabs and their ridesharing counterparts could be prohibited from mounting the displays on their rooftops if a motion passes […]

LA City Council to vote next week on proposal to ban digital advertising from taxi, rideshare rooftops

LA City Council to vote next week on proposal to ban digital advertising from taxi, rideshare rooftops

A firefly rooftop display sits on top of a ride sharing car; Credit: @firefly_cities on Instagram AirTalk® Taxicabs sporting digital advertising boards are a dime a dozen in New York City, but here in Los Angeles, cabs and their ridesharing counterparts could be prohibited from mounting the displays on their rooftops if a motion passes […]

Has your view of USC changed in light of its recent scandals?

Has your view of USC changed in light of its recent scandals?

University of Southern California; Credit: Allen J. Schaben/LA Times via Getty Images AirTalk® It’s been nearly two years since the Los Angeles Times revealed the drug-fueled secret life of USC’s former medical school dean, but scandals involving the elite private university only continue to surface. The two most prominent scandals have dominated headlines for months: […]

Uber, Lyft drivers strike in anticipation of Uber IPO launch

Uber, Lyft drivers strike in anticipation of Uber IPO launch

Uber Drivers Protest Ahead Of Stock Market Flotation; Credit: Peter Summers/Getty Images AirTalk® Uber and Lyft drivers around the world are protesting the ride-hailing giants today. Drivers turned off their apps and held demonstrations in 10 U.S. cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, as well as some European locations like […]