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New California bill may keep drug companies from giving doctors gifts

New California bill may keep drug companies from giving doctors gifts

Dr. Elizabeth Maziarka reads a blood pressure gauge during an examination of patient June Mendez at the Codman Square Health Center April 11, 2006 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. ; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images AirTalk® On Thursday, state Senate passed a bill banning drug company payments or gifts to California doctors. The bill’s rationale is physicians who […]

Analyzing the future of LA schools after Tuesday’s LAUSD election

Analyzing the future of LA schools after Tuesday’s LAUSD election

Children at Scripps Ranch KinderCare in San Diego play in their classroom on October 1, 2013 in San Diego, CA.; Credit: Robert Benson/Getty Images for Knowledge Unive AirTalk® When Nick Melvoin and — assuming her narrow lead in Tuesday’s election holds — Kelly Gonez are sworn in as the newest members of the Los Angeles […]

LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl on proposed Board changes, public energy program

LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl on proposed Board changes, public energy program

Councilwoman Sheila Kuehl speaks onstage the Venice Family Clinic’s Silver Circle Gala at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on March 9, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. ; Credit: Mike Windle/Getty Images for Venice Family Clinic AirTalk® Earlier this month, we spoke with former LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky who was in favor of a bill that […]

Could the Comey memo bring down the presidency?

Could the Comey memo bring down the presidency?

US President Donald Trump waves from Air Force One upon arrival at Groton-New London Airport in Groton, Connecticut, May 17, 2017, as he travels to the US Coast Guard Academy Commencement ceremony. ; Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The Trump White House is on the defense again following the latest disclosure about alleged conversations between […]

Following the fallout after Trump’s reported disclosure to the Russians

Following the fallout after Trump’s reported disclosure to the Russians

National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster answers questions during a press briefing at the White House May 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images AirTalk® Last hour, President Trump’s national security adviser defended the president’s reported sharing of sensitive intelligence with Russian officials. H. R. McMaster wouldn’t say whether the information was classified. […]

Week in politics: Odds on seeing a new FBI director named this week, plus forecasting US response to North Korea’s missile test and more

Week in politics: Odds on seeing a new FBI director named this week, plus forecasting US response to North Korea’s missile test and more

Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, James Comey testifies in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee during an oversight hearing on the FBI on Capitol Hill May 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Eric Thayer/Getty Images AirTalk® With visits lined up early this week between President Trump and three foreign leaders (Abu Dhabi, […]

In interview, Trump admits wanting to fire Comey before recommendations; in Tweets, threatens to cancel White House press briefings

In interview, Trump admits wanting to fire Comey before recommendations; in Tweets, threatens to cancel White House press briefings

President Donald Trump meets with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in the Oval Office at the White House on May 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Pool/Getty Images AirTalk® The White House narrative behind Comey’s dismissal became even more convoluted last night during an interview with President Trump and NBC’s Lester Holt. In […]

Los Angeles in the running for the site of the 2024 and 2028 Olympic games

Los Angeles in the running for the site of the 2024 and 2028 Olympic games

The Los Angeles Coliseum, venue for the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games, and one of the possible locations for a public memorial service for music legend Michael Jackson, is pictured on July 1, 2009 in Los Angeles.; Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Los Angeles has a chance to host the city’s third Olympics, but the […]

AirTalk asks: For those without a mom, how do you cope with Mother’s day?

AirTalk asks: For those without a mom, how do you cope with Mother’s day?

A group of mothers feed their children in Sefton Park, on the day that Britain’s Chancellor George Osbourne delivers his annual budget on March 23, 2011 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. ; Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images AirTalk® Mother’s Day usually brings up images of flowers, brunch and pastel colored greeting cards. But for those who don’t […]

AirTalk Special Coverage: James Comey’s firing and what comes next

AirTalk Special Coverage: James Comey’s firing and what comes next

FBI Director James Comey testifies during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee June 11, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk® No question about the water cooler topic of the day – the firing of FBI Director James Comey amidst the Bureau’s investigation of alleged Trump campaign contacts […]