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AirTalk election 2016: Analysis of candidate reaction to, rhetoric towards Orlando shooting

AirTalk election 2016: Analysis of candidate reaction to, rhetoric towards Orlando shooting
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Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to guests gathered for a town hall meeting in Kingstree, South Carolina on February 25, 2016.; Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images The presumptive presidential nominees has markedly different tones when addressing the mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. While both tweeted their condolences… Woke up […]

A Clinton-Warren ticket: potential dream pairing or keep on dreaming?

A Clinton-Warren ticket: potential dream pairing or keep on dreaming?

A private meeting between Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton this morning is fueling speculation that the Clinton camp might be entertaining the possibility of making Warren her running mate.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images A private meeting between Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton this morning is fueling speculation that the Clinton camp might be entertaining the […]

Appeals Court: 2nd Amendment doesn’t guarantee Californians’ concealed carry

Appeals Court: 2nd Amendment doesn’t guarantee Californians’ concealed carry

A customer shops for a pistol at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store.; Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images A federal appeals court decided Thursday morning that Californians do not have a constitutional right to carry concealed firearms in public. In a 7-4 decision, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said California counties may require people […]

Sen. Barbara Boxer on toughness in politics: ‘Never act out of anger. Just process it and win the day.’

Sen. Barbara Boxer on toughness in politics: ‘Never act out of anger. Just process it and win the day.’

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) speaks during a press conference to highlight measures in the House version of a government shutdown bill that would deny women affordable contraception and other health care benefits that are provided under the Affordable Care Act. ; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images Barbara Boxer, the junior Senator for California first elected in […]

California Primary 2016: Results, analysis, and looking ahead to November

California Primary 2016: Results, analysis, and looking ahead to November

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives onstage during a primary night rally at the Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.; Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images Hillary Clinton dominated yesterday’s primary here in California, finishing 13-percentage points ahead of rival Bernie Sanders. That didn’t deter the Vermont Senator […]

Debating the legal sentencing in Stanford University rape case

Debating the legal sentencing in Stanford University rape case

People ride bikes past Hoover Tower on the Stanford University campus on May 22, 2014 in Stanford, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Santa Clara County Superior Court judge Aaron Persky’s 6-month sentence has sparked a strong public outrage. Brock Turner, 20, was convicted of three felonies, including assault with intent to rape, and could have […]

KPCC listeners remember The Greatest: Muhammad Ali

KPCC listeners remember The Greatest: Muhammad Ali

27th May 1963: Supremely confident American boxer Cassius Clay holds up five fingers in a prediction of how many rounds it will take him to knock out British boxer Henry Cooper.; Credit: Kent Gavin/Getty Images He was a massive fighter, a massive force, so days after his death at age 74, fascinating stories about Muhammad […]

San Jose Mayor says Trump rallies too much of a disturbance to continue

San Jose Mayor says Trump rallies too much of a disturbance to continue

Anti-Trump protesters demonstrate outside the convention center where Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump held an election rally in San Jose, California on June 2, 2016. ; Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images Donald Trump supporters leaving the GOP presidential candidate’s rally in San Jose last night were met with angry protesters throwing eggs and punches. According to […]

UCLA community shares thoughts in aftermath of campus shooting

UCLA community shares thoughts in aftermath of campus shooting

People inside remain sheltered in place on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 following a murder-suicide on the University of California, Los Angeles campus.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC The Los Angeles Police Department identified the gunman in yesterday’s tragic murder-suicide at UCLA as former doctoral student, Mainak Sarkar. Sarkar took the life of his former advisor, engineering professor […]

Metro Board watchers say CA Senate reform bill rife with bad consequences

Metro Board watchers say CA Senate reform bill rife with bad consequences

People make their way across the platform following the arrival of city, county officials and passengers on the first train in 53 years to arrive at Santa Monica station in Santa Monica, California on May 20, 2016.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images In an effort to increase representation for certain areas on the Los Angeles […]