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Turn off your ‘toddler brain’: 6 tips for avoiding election stress

Turn off your ‘toddler brain’: 6 tips for avoiding election stress

Ahead of the November presidential election, tension run high. A polls show Americans say the election is a causing stress.; Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images Jacklyn Kim | AirTalk Addicted to watching presidential election news? Have you lost sleep over your country’s divisiveness? Are you desperate for it to end?  Fear not. There are ways […]

Public health expert looks at why California is at 20 year high for STI cases

Public health expert looks at why California is at 20 year high for STI cases

Tyshuanna Johnson get her blood drawn for HIV/AIDS and STD testing by Ernest Johnson of John Wesley Community Health Institute during a health fair in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images AirTalk Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise across the country and here in California. Nationally, gonorrhea is up 13% year-to-year. Chlamydia […]

Is sleeping in the same room with your infant the best way to prevent SIDS?

Is sleeping in the same room with your infant the best way to prevent SIDS?

Image of sleeping baby. ; Credit: Flickr user David Clow / creative commons AirTalk The American Academy of Pediatrics made recommendations yesterday that gave new information on preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS.  The new guidelines suggest that having infants sleep in the same room with their parents for the first six months to a […]

AirTalk election 2016: Rounding up key national congressional races, plus what to make of Clinton’s surging poll numbers

AirTalk election 2016: Rounding up key national congressional races, plus what to make of Clinton’s surging poll numbers

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting on September 25, 2013 in New York City.; Credit: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images AirTalk Following a quiet (at least relatively) weekend on the presidential campaign trail, AirTalk dives back into election 2016 taking a look at some of the Senate […]

Pros and cons of Prop 60: Mandating condoms in adult films

Pros and cons of Prop 60: Mandating condoms in adult films

Audrey Ngo | AirTalk California’s controversial Prop 60 would make it mandatory to use condoms in adult films. Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in L.A. is behind the measure, which would put language into state law creating a mandate for adult film actors to wear condoms in pornographic films. Current worker safety […]

AirTalk history lesson: remembering Florida and what exactly Trump meant with that answer

AirTalk history lesson: remembering Florida and what exactly Trump meant with that answer

In this composite image a comparison has been made between former US Presidential Candidates George W. Bush (L) and Al Gore. ; Credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images AirTalk After spending the past few weeks claiming the presidential election will be “rigged” in favor of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Trump was asked directly by Fox News anchor […]

New report finds schools’ reliance on police harms black, poor students most

New report finds schools’ reliance on police harms black, poor students most

Los Angeles School Police Sgt. Robert Carlborn watches over students lining up to pass through a security check point.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Natalie Chudnovsky | AirTalk A study released Wednesday has renewed the ongoing debate over whether police should be called to school campuses for disciplinary issues. The study, published by the the American Civil Liberties […]

Cutting edge filming at 120 frames-per-second could upend movie storytelling

Cutting edge filming at 120 frames-per-second could upend movie storytelling

People watch a movie in a screening room of the “Cinema des Cineastes” movie theater picture, on January 12, 2011 in Paris. ; Credit: LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk In a pricey, gutsy movie-making experiment, Oscar-winning director Ang Lee’s latest film, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” was shot at 120 frames-per-second … to mixed results. After […]

SoCal responds to police chiefs’ group’s apology for past racial injustice

SoCal responds to police chiefs’ group’s apology for past racial injustice

Law enforcement officers listen to US President Barack Obama speak at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference and Exposition in Chicago.; Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk The head of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Terry Cunningham, made an announcement Monday apologizing for the “historical mistreatment of communities of color.” As […]

Cursing… there’s a neurological explanation for it

Cursing… there’s a neurological explanation for it

American actor Bobs Watson (1930 – 1999) emphatically shouts in a scene with actor Jim Backus (1913 – 1989) from ‘The Jim Backus Show’ (also known as ‘Hot Off The Wire’), 1960. ; Credit: NBC Television/Getty Images AirTalk Why do we curse? And for those of us who do it, why do we love it? […]