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Police Clash With Protesters As Occupation Of Hong Kong Airport Enters Second Night

Police Clash With Protesters As Occupation Of Hong Kong Airport Enters Second Night

Police secure Terminal 1 after a scuffle with pre-democracy protestors at Hong Kong’s International Airport on August 13, 2019; Credit: MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Riot police clashed with pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong’s airport late Tuesday night, moving into the terminal where the demonstrators had shut down operations at the busy transport hub for two […]

Jeffrey Epstein Suicide Raises Questions, Conspiracies

Jeffrey Epstein Suicide Raises Questions, Conspiracies

Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide while detained in a prison this weekend AirTalk® Jeffrey Epstein, who has been accused of sexually abusing young girls, was found dead Saturday morning after he had apparently hanged himself. This happened a couple weeks after Epstein was said to have been taken off suicide watch at the Metropolitan Correctional Center […]

Former Virginia Governor On Charlottesville And The Mainstreaming Of White Nationalism

Former Virginia Governor On Charlottesville And The Mainstreaming Of White Nationalism

Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe; Credit: Tom Saunders AirTalk® On August 12, 2017 during a “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia a car was purposefully driven into a crowd of people peacefully protesting the rally, killing one and injuring over 30 other people. The driver of the car, 20-year-old James Alex Fields […]

Disability Advocates Say ADA Requirements Should Apply Online, Domino’s Wants Supreme Court To Weigh In

Disability Advocates Say ADA Requirements Should Apply Online, Domino’s Wants Supreme Court To Weigh In

A sign in front of a Domino’s Pizza April 14, 2004 in Miami, Florida.; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images AirTalk® If a blind customer can’t place an order through a Domino’s website or app, does that put the pizza chain in violation of the American with Disabilities Act? The Ninth Circuit says yes. But courts across […]

It’s Official: There Are More Democrats Than Republicans In OC

It’s Official: There Are More Democrats Than Republicans In OC

Supporters of Democratic Congressional candidate for California’s 48th District Harley Rouda, hold signs and cheer at a get-out-the-vote rally in Laguna Beach, California on election day November 6, 2018.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® If we’re going by the numbers, the so-called “blue wave” has officially crested in Orange County. Once a place that seemingly […]

The Work Of Toni Morrison And Its Impact On You

The Work Of Toni Morrison And Its Impact On You

Toni Morrison from“Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am”; Credit: Courtesy of filmmaker Timothy Greenfield-Sanders/ Magnolia Pictures AirTalk® Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,” ”Song of Solomon” and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has […]

Two Shootings, Two Days: The Role Of 8chan, White Nationalism, Gun Proliferation

Two Shootings, Two Days: The Role Of 8chan, White Nationalism, Gun Proliferation

Flowers and signs at a makeshift memorial after the shooting that left 21 people dead at the Cielo Vista Mall WalMart in El Paso, Texas, on August 5, 2019; Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® In the Texas border city of El Paso, a gunman opened fire Saturday morning in a shopping area packed with thousands […]

Who Loses In The Case Of Dynamex? We Get An Update On Where The Legislation Stands

Who Loses In The Case Of Dynamex? We Get An Update On Where The Legislation Stands

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzales with organizers for AB5 AirTalk® The California Supreme Court issued the landmark Dynamex ruling in 2018, which makes it more difficult for employers to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees. Labor unions backed the decision, but corporations, and specifically the technology sector, which relies heavily on independent contractors, are concerned […]

The Fifth Domain: How The US Can Prevent A Potential Cyber War

The Fifth Domain: How The US Can Prevent A Potential Cyber War

A laptop displays a message after being infected by a ransomware as part of a worldwide cyberattack on June 27, 2017 in Geldrop. ; Credit: ROB ENGELAAR/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The Fifth Domain is a term used by the Pentagon to describe cyberspace, in addition to the other domains of land, sea, air and space. The […]

After Last Night’s Debate, A Deep Dive On Medicare For All

After Last Night’s Debate, A Deep Dive On Medicare For All

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speak during the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 30, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® Last night’s Democratic presidential debates included a discussion on healthcare reform. Perhaps one of the most notable moments was when former […]