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As the curtains are drawn for Netflix’s ‘One Day At A Time,’ we examine Latinx representation in TV

As the curtains are drawn for Netflix’s ‘One Day At A Time,’ we examine Latinx representation in TV

The cast of Netflix’s remake of Norman Lear’s “One Day at a Time.”; Credit: Courtesy of Netflix AirTalk® Last month, Netflix announced its decision to end “One Day at a Time,” a TV show about the lives of a Cuban-American family in Los Angeles as they face issues of mental illness, divorce, LGBTQ rights, and […]

‘Cat’astrophe on Capitol Hill: Former congressional reporter Kitty Felde welcomes readers to Washington, DC

‘Cat’astrophe on Capitol Hill: Former congressional reporter Kitty Felde welcomes readers to Washington, DC

The dome of the U.S. Capitol provides a backdrop for blooming tulips April 25, 2007 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.; Credit: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A ghostly cat, a dog named Senator Something and 10-year old Fina Mendoza dive into the inner workings of Congress in Kitty Felde’s debut novel, “Welcome to Washington, Fina […]

Goodbye to ‘legacies’? A new CA bill takes aim at one form of preferential admissions

Goodbye to ‘legacies’? A new CA bill takes aim at one form of preferential admissions

A student walks near Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA on April 23, 2012.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images AirTalk® Yesterday, California lawmakers introduced a package of bills meant to reform the college admissions process and close backdoors for the kids of rich or connected parents. This comes on the heels of the college admissions […]

Is McDonald’s investment into AI tech for its drive-thrus a bellwether for retail?

Is McDonald’s investment into AI tech for its drive-thrus a bellwether for retail?

The McDonald’s logo appears on the side of a McDonald’s location.; Credit: Yichuan Cao/NurPhoto via Getty Images AirTalk® It’s a sunny day outside, you pull up to the drive through window at your local McDonalds and see a milkshake advertised on the drive-thru menu. You didn’t want a milkshake initially, but it sounds good on […]

Southwest Museum searching for new owner who will give it some TLC while preserving its history

Southwest Museum searching for new owner who will give it some TLC while preserving its history

The Southwest Museum near Mount Washington; Credit: theautry.org AirTalk® Los Angeles’ oldest museum is in the market for a makeover. On Tuesday, the Autry Museum of the West  put out a request for organizations to propose original and cost-effective ideas to revitalize the Southwest Museum, which it has owned and overseen since 2003. In a […]

Receipts would go all-digital under proposed California bill that would toss out paper ones for good

Receipts would go all-digital under proposed California bill that would toss out paper ones for good

A receipt rests on top of a credit card.; Credit: Photo by Brad Montgomery via Flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® If you love those two-foot long receipts with tons of coupons on them, you’ll be disappointed to hear that a bill making its way through the California legislature would require businesses to go paperless when it […]

AirTalk special on Mueller report: Can Attorney General Barr exonerate Trump?

AirTalk special on Mueller report: Can Attorney General Barr exonerate Trump?

U.S. President Donald Trump returns to the White House after spending the weekend in Florida March 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Trump returns to Washington as Special Counsel Robert Mueller has concluded his investigation into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk® The Justice Department said Sunday that […]

Forever alone? New survey shows decline of romantic partners

Forever alone? New survey shows decline of romantic partners

A couple shares a romantic moment as the full moon rises in the background on February 22, 2016. ; Credit: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® It’s no secret that young adults today are waiting longer than previous generations to get married and have children. New data from the University of Chicago-based General Social Survey (GSS) shows […]

From the Golden State to the Lone Star State: California’s affordable housing crisis and its effect on the job market

From the Golden State to the Lone Star State: California’s affordable housing crisis and its effect on the job market

The PATH Metro Villas, in Hollywood, are part of L.A.’s big push to ramp up affordable housing construction. ; Credit: Rina Palta, KPCC AirTalk® California’s economy may be booming, but if it doesn’t solve its affordable housing crisis soon, some employers could leave the state altogether. According to a recent article in the Wall Street […]

Interview with new USC president Carol Folt

Interview with new USC president Carol Folt

USC Village will open in fall 2017. ; Credit: USC AirTalk® The University of Southern California on Wednesday announced a new school president to usher “a new era” following a series of high-profile scandals that culminated last week with a massive college admissions bribery case. Carol Folt, former chancellor of the University of North Carolina […]