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Angelenos in unpermitted housing under pressure after the Oakland fire

Angelenos in unpermitted housing under pressure after the Oakland fire

A man works with a power pole in front of a warehouse where a fire claimed the lives of at least thirty-six people on December 5, 2016 in Oakland, California.; Credit: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images Audrey Ngo | AirTalk The Oakland warehouse fire earlier this month hasn’t just raised anxiety with fans of the underground music […]

Angelenos in unpermitted housing under pressure after the Oakland fire

Angelenos in unpermitted housing under pressure after the Oakland fire

A man works with a power pole in front of a warehouse where a fire claimed the lives of at least thirty-six people on December 5, 2016 in Oakland, California.; Credit: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images Audrey Ngo | AirTalk The Oakland warehouse fire earlier this month hasn’t just raised anxiety with fans of the underground music […]

Angelenos in unpermitted housing under pressure after the Oakland fire

Angelenos in unpermitted housing under pressure after the Oakland fire

A man works with a power pole in front of a warehouse where a fire claimed the lives of at least thirty-six people on December 5, 2016 in Oakland, California.; Credit: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images Audrey Ngo | AirTalk The Oakland warehouse fire earlier this month hasn’t just raised anxiety with fans of the underground music […]

Angelenos in unpermitted housing under pressure after the Oakland fire

Angelenos in unpermitted housing under pressure after the Oakland fire

A man works with a power pole in front of a warehouse where a fire claimed the lives of at least thirty-six people on December 5, 2016 in Oakland, California.; Credit: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images Audrey Ngo | AirTalk The Oakland warehouse fire earlier this month hasn’t just raised anxiety with fans of the underground music […]

The cost of ‘Made in USA’ for LA’s garment workers

The cost of ‘Made in USA’ for LA’s garment workers

Garment worker making clothing. ; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC AirTalk As we’re out shopping, it’s easy to forget where our clothes come from. But for a large portion of “Made in the U.S.A.” items, they’re really made in L.A. More than 40,000 people, largely immigrant women, work in clothing factories south and east of Downtown L.A. […]

Why we should all care, despite our politics, that Trump cancelled his press conference

Why we should all care, despite our politics, that Trump cancelled his press conference

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is seen as former presidential candidate Ben Carson gives him his endorsement during a press conference at the Mar-A-Lago Club.; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images AirTalk It’s now been 35 days since Donald Trump won the election and, bolstered by yesterday’s cancellation, he’s delayed holding a press conference longer than any […]

After Boxer’s filibuster of own water bill fails, what’s next for Californians in drought

After Boxer’s filibuster of own water bill fails, what’s next for Californians in drought

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images AirTalk Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) ended her filibuster of the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act last Friday, coming short of the 41 votes needed to block the $11 billion bill that would authorize […]

New report shows doping institutional and systemic among Russian athletes

New report shows doping institutional and systemic among Russian athletes

Russia’s Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko meets with Paralympians as part of the country’s two-day competition for its athletes banned from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games over evidence of state-run doping.; Credit: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk The Russian state government conspired with thousands of athletes and coaches to undertake a doping program in the Olympic games, […]

LA sues Macy’s, Kohl’s, Sears, JC Penney over fake price cuts

LA sues Macy’s, Kohl’s, Sears, JC Penney over fake price cuts

A shopper waits inside a Macy’s store during Black Friday events on November 25, 2016 in New York City. ; Credit: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images AirTalk A washer discounted from $1,179.99 to $999.99 sounds like a good deal, but what if it never actually sold at $1,179.99? Holiday shopping season is upon us and bargain […]

Competing food ideologies of modern Americans at the family dinner table

Competing food ideologies of modern Americans at the family dinner table

A Safeway customer browses in the fruit and vegetable section at Safeway’s new “Lifestyle” store July 18, 2007 in Livermore, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk The old adage “You are what you eat” was coined long before consumers knew whether their chicken was organic and woodland-raised versus caged and factory-farmed, and before simple white […]