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Abortion rates drop to lowest level since Roe v. Wade, advocates debate the reasons why

Abortion rates drop to lowest level since Roe v. Wade, advocates debate the reasons why

Pro-choice advocates (right) and anti-abortion advocates (left) rally outside of the Supreme Court, March 2, 2016 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images AirTalk According a new report from the Guttmacher institute, the rate of abortions in the US has hit the lowest level recorded. Abortion-rights advocates claim it’s the result of the Affordable […]

Monday politics: Previewing Inauguration 2017, plus Trump promises ‘insurance for everybody’

Monday politics: Previewing Inauguration 2017, plus Trump promises ‘insurance for everybody’

Workers prepare the West Front of the US Capitol for the upcoming inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump January 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images AirTalk President-elect Donald Trump will be formally sworn in on Friday as the 45th President of the United States. But the spectacle of the Inauguration extends […]

Making sense of the Inspector General’s investigation into the FBI, Justice Department

Making sense of the Inspector General’s investigation into the FBI, Justice Department

FBI Director James Comey arrives at the U.S. Capitol for a classified briefing on Russia for all members of the House of Representatives January 13, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk First, the Justice Department’s Inspector General is investigating the Department and the FBI about controversial actions in […]

Debating BuzzFeed’s decision to publish the Trump-Russia dossier

Debating BuzzFeed’s decision to publish the Trump-Russia dossier

The logo of news website BuzzFeed is seen on a computer screen in Washington on March 25, 2014. ; Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk BuzzFeed’s decision to publish an unverified dossier purporting to detail Russia’s compromising material on Donald Trump has fired up a vigorous debate about 21st Century journalism. Jane Kirtley, a media ethicist […]

Unpacking Trump’s first post-election news conference

Unpacking Trump’s first post-election news conference

President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a news cenference at Trump Tower on January 11, 2017 in New York City. This is Trump’s first official news conference since the November elections.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images AirTalk A verbal tussle with a CNN reporter, the President-elect’s denial of everything in a dossier purported to detail Trump’s involvement […]

Unpacking Trump’s first post-election news conference

Unpacking Trump’s first post-election news conference

President-elect Donald Trump speaks at a news cenference at Trump Tower on January 11, 2017 in New York City. This is Trump’s first official news conference since the November elections.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images AirTalk A verbal tussle with a CNN reporter, the President-elect’s denial of everything in a dossier purported to detail Trump’s involvement […]

Lawmakers, budget watchers’ first look at Governor Brown’s 2017-2018 state budget proposal

Lawmakers, budget watchers’ first look at Governor Brown’s 2017-2018 state budget proposal

California Governor Jerry Brown speaks to reporters as he announces his proposed budget at the California State Capitol on January 10, 2011 in Sacramento, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk California Governor Jerry Brown unveiled his budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year today and for the first time in four years, it projects a […]

Airtalk politics: Reaction to declassified Russia report, the latest on the border wall, and previewing Senate hearings on cabinet appointees

Airtalk politics: Reaction to declassified Russia report, the latest on the border wall, and previewing Senate hearings on cabinet appointees

President-elect Donald Trump speaks to reporters in the lobby after meeting with French businessman Bernard Arnault, chief executive officer of LVMH, at Trump Tower, January 9, 2017 in New York City.; Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images AirTalk We’re learning more about Russian hacking aimed at influencing the recent presidential election after a declassified version of the […]

Is sharing always caring? AirTalk listeners’ horrific tales from the sharing economy

Is sharing always caring? AirTalk listeners’ horrific tales from the sharing economy

A sign in a Los Angeles Uber taken in July, 2016, asking customers to give a perfect five star rating.; Credit: Lauren Osen/KPCC AirTalk Uber drivers who drive uber fast, perturbed Postmates, or an Airbnb that could use some airing out; these are just some of the ways your sharing economy experience can go horribly […]

Looking back on 44: AirTalk debates President Obama’s legacy

Looking back on 44: AirTalk debates President Obama’s legacy

U.S. President Barack Obama answers questions during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House December 16, 2016 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk In just 15 days, President Barack Obama will no longer call 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue his home. His second term has all but ended, President-elect […]