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Gov. Brown orders new DNA tests for Kevin Cooper. We revisit the 1983 Chino Hills murder case

Gov. Brown orders new DNA tests for Kevin Cooper. We revisit the 1983 Chino Hills murder case

DNA isolated from a small sample of saliva or blood.; Credit: GIPhotoStock/Cultura RF/Getty Images AirTalk® On Christmas Eve, Governor Brown ordered new DNA testing on four pieces of evidence in the case of Kevin Cooper, who was convicted of murdering a couple, their ten year old daughter and an 11 year old boy in Chino […]

Trump admin says those seeking asylum will have to wait in Mexico until cases decided

Trump admin says those seeking asylum will have to wait in Mexico until cases decided

Migrants gather in the third shelter opened to migrants in Tijuana weeks after thousands from the ‘migrant caravan’ arrived in the border city on December 16, 2018 in Tijuana, Mexico. ; Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images AirTalk® People seeking asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico will no longer be released in the United States and […]

Shutdown showdown: White House reignites border wall fight as Congress votes on stop gap funding

Shutdown showdown: White House reignites border wall fight as Congress votes on stop gap funding

The US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC, December 17, 2018, as the Deadline for lawmakers to agree on a new spending deal to avert shutdown on Dec 22 approaches.; Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® President Donald Trump is facing scathing criticism from conservative supporters after backing away from his threat to shut down the […]

Hearing from LAUSD parents about ongoing labor negotiations between school district and teacher unions

Hearing from LAUSD parents about ongoing labor negotiations between school district and teacher unions

Empty deckchairs in in an empty classroom; Credit: Don Harder/Flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® Negotiations between Los Angeles Unified School District and United Teachers Los Angeles, the union representing 33,000 teachers, continue to unfold. UTLA announced a news conference at 10:00a.m. Wednesday morning. Details of the conference remain unclear and the dispute is still up in […]

Hearing from LAUSD parents about ongoing labor negotiations between school district and teacher unions

Hearing from LAUSD parents about ongoing labor negotiations between school district and teacher unions

Empty deckchairs in in an empty classroom; Credit: Don Harder/Flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® Negotiations between Los Angeles Unified School District and United Teachers Los Angeles, the union representing 33,000 teachers, continue to unfold. UTLA announced a news conference at 10:00a.m. Wednesday morning. Details of the conference remain unclear and the dispute is still up in […]

Should the federal government be in the business of manufacturing generic drugs? Elizabeth Warren thinks so

Should the federal government be in the business of manufacturing generic drugs? Elizabeth Warren thinks so

Prescribed medications.; Credit: IPGGutenberg UK Ltd/Getty Images/iStockphoto AirTalk® Potential presidential hopeful and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced a bill today to bring drug prices down by allowing the federal government to become a manufacturer of some generic drugs. The plan is detailed in an op-ed penned by the progressive lawmaker published in the Washington Post. […]

Shepard Fairey, Korean Americans and LA’s art community weigh in on K-town school mural

Shepard Fairey, Korean Americans and LA’s art community weigh in on K-town school mural

The controversial mural of Hollywood legend actress Ava Gardner, by muralist Beau Stanton, situated at the Robert F. Kennedy Community School, that will be removed after local Korean American groups objected to it saying its sun rays bear a resemblance to the rising sun of the imperial Japanese battle flag used in WWII, in Los […]

After CA assemblymember gets in trouble for spanking daughter, we discuss the legalities and psychology of spanking

After CA assemblymember gets in trouble for spanking daughter, we discuss the legalities and psychology of spanking

A mother and her children.; Credit: /Terry Vine/Getty Images AirTalk® On Sunday, Democratic assemblyman Joaquin Arambula was arrested on a misdemeanor child abuse charge for spanking his 7-year-old daughter in order to discipline her. His daughter told a teacher, who reported it to the school. Arambula has said that spanking is a disciplinary tool that […]

Surprise, surprise. Americans are getting less sleep.

Surprise, surprise. Americans are getting less sleep.

Teens’ biological clock drives them to stay up late and sleep in. ; Credit: /Jasper Cole/Getty Images AirTalk® A new study published by researchers at USC, Arizona State and the University of South Carolina discovered a hike in Americans getting six hours or less of sleep a night. Defined as “short” sleep, the data revealed […]

Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in prison

Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in prison

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer, arrives at federal court for his sentencing hearing, December 12, 2018 in New York City; Credit: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images AirTalk® Michael Cohen, who as President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer once vowed he would “take a bullet” for his boss, was sentenced Wednesday […]