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DoJ is changing whether pot crimes will be prosecuted. Does it affect California?

DoJ is changing whether pot crimes will be prosecuted. Does it affect California?

A customer reaches for cannabis products at MedMen, one of the two Los Angeles area pot shops that began selling marijuana for recreational use under the new California marijuana law on January 2, 2018 in West Hollywood, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an Obama-era policy that paved the […]

Are panic buttons for hotel workers a needed protection or impractical overreach?

Are panic buttons for hotel workers a needed protection or impractical overreach?

An employee cleans up the lift control panel during the opening of Germany’s first Waldorf Astoria hotel on January 3, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.; Credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images AirTalk® Today, two California Assembly members are introducing a bill that would require hotels to provide panic buttons for employees who work alone in guest rooms. Calls […]

The conversation on reconstruction after a mastectomy

The conversation on reconstruction after a mastectomy

Iranian breast cancer patient Farvah shares a moment with her fiance Saleh on her way to the operation room before her mastectomy operation to remove a breast which was turned to a lumpectomy during the procedure as the pathology results were good meaning she could keep her breast at a clinic in Tehran on October […]

We talk to a recreational pot shop that will open for business in 2018

We talk to a recreational pot shop that will open for business in 2018

Cannabis is displayed at the Higher Path medical marijuana dispensary in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, California, December 27, 2017.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® In case you haven’t heard, California is about to become the largest state in the country to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana. However, you won’t be […]

Should CA homeowners prepay property taxes to avoid the new deduction limit?

Should CA homeowners prepay property taxes to avoid the new deduction limit?

; Credit: Ken Teegardin/flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® One of the controversial provisions of the newly passed tax bill that will affect many California homeowners is the $10,000 cap on local and state tax deductions. The new limit has spurred people to pay their 2018 property taxes early, in the hopes that they can still use […]

JAMA study finds an uptick in pregnant women using pot for nausea

JAMA study finds an uptick in pregnant women using pot for nausea

An Israeli woman prepares marijuana plants for smoking at the BOL (Breath Of Life) Pharma in northern Israel, on March 9, 2016.; Credit: JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A new study from The Journal of the American Medical Association finds a slight increase in the number of pregnant women it surveyed who used marijuana to relieve […]

What are your unique holiday family traditions?

What are your unique holiday family traditions?

A family from the United States relax during Christmas Day at Bondi Beach on December 25, 2009 in Sydney, Australia.; Credit: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images AirTalk® Gifts and christmas trees are pretty standard fare for the holidays, but many families have a tradition that’s more unique – and we want to hear yours. Whether you’re Jewish […]

Congress wants to create a ‘space corps’. What does it mean, and will it happen?

Congress wants to create a ‘space corps’. What does it mean, and will it happen?

This picture taken on Dec. 26, 2011 shows the Pentagon building in Washington, DC.; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Earlier this month, President Trump signed into law a bipartisan defense bill that includes a roadmap to potentially create a fourth military department: space. Congress has been critical of the Pentagon for not prioritizing space security in […]

$350 for a bad review? Business owners share tips and tricks for dealing with angry customers online

$350 for a bad review? Business owners share tips and tricks for dealing with angry customers online

In this photo illustration, the website for Expedia Inc. and Orbitz Worldwide Inc. are seen next to each other on February 12, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Expedia annouced plans to purchase Orbitz for about 1.34 billiion dollars. ; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images AirTalk® Online reviews are a fact of life for businesses in the modern […]

As tax reform bill heads for Trump’s desk, the political implications of its passage for both parties

As tax reform bill heads for Trump’s desk, the political implications of its passage for both parties

US President Donald Trump holds a Cabinet Meeting alongside Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis (R) in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, DC, December 20, 2017.; Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® After nearly a year without a major legislative victory, despite controlling the White House […]