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South Korea’s presidential scandal still echoes throughout LA’s Korean community

South Korea’s presidential scandal still echoes throughout LA’s Korean community

South Korea’s President Park Geun-Hye attends the emergency cabinet meeting at the presidential office on December 9, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. ; Credit: Bluehouse Handout/Getty Images AirTalk® The political scandal roiling South Korea for the last 6 months has come to an end of sorts, with the impeachment of the country’s first female president, […]

Opting into a voluntary work wellness program could mean mandatory genetic testing under new bill

Opting into a voluntary work wellness program could mean mandatory genetic testing under new bill

A lab technician takes a saliva sample for DNA testing at the Genetic Institute Nantes-Atlantique (IGNA) on December 10, 2015 in Nantes, western France. ; Credit: GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A bill introduced by the Committee on Education and the Workforce would impose new penalties on employees who opt-out of genetic testing under voluntary work […]

What to make of the jobs numbers, 40% drop in illegal border crossings, Jon Huntsman, and all you may have missed this week

What to make of the jobs numbers, 40% drop in illegal border crossings, Jon Huntsman, and all you may have missed this week

Former Utah governor and Republican presidential canididate Jon Huntsman looks on with his wife Mary Kaye during a town hall style meeting at the Kendal Retirement Community on October 11, 2011 in Hanover, New Hampshire. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® We’re halfway through the first 100 days of Donald Trump’s presidency and a lot […]

Highlights from House Republicans’ all-nighter on ACA replacement, plus gauging the impact and consequences for covered Californians

Highlights from House Republicans’ all-nighter on ACA replacement, plus gauging the impact and consequences for covered Californians

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) (C) during a news conference with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) (L) and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR).; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk® Bleary-eyed members of two separate House committees fought to stay awake into the early hours of the morning on the […]

Can Women’s March movement translate Women’s Day into actionable protest?

Can Women’s March movement translate Women’s Day into actionable protest?

Protesters gather during the Women’s March on Washington January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images AirTalk® Today marks International Women’s Day. It started back in 1911, but this year’s observance comes amid questions over the direction of the women’s’ movement. A day after President Trump’s inauguration, huge crowds turned out […]

Wendy’s to replace workers with self-service kiosks in some restaurants

Wendy’s to replace workers with self-service kiosks in some restaurants

A sign is posted in front of a Wendy’s restaurant on August 10, 2016 in Daly City, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® Fast food joint Wendy’s has begun introducing self-service ordering kiosks to at least 1,000 locations — or about 15 percent of its stores, the Los Angeles Times reports. The move is […]

The week in politics: What’s new in President Trump’s executive order on immigration

The week in politics: What’s new in President Trump’s executive order on immigration

People protest the executive order by by US President Donald Trump, banning immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries at Los Angeles International Airport, California on February 4, 2017. ; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® President Trump’s new travel moratorium is designed to avoid the successful legal challenge that scuttled his previous ban. But will it, too, prove […]

Arrest made in connection to threats against Jewish centers across nation

Arrest made in connection to threats against Jewish centers across nation

Police tape blocks a parking lot at the Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada after an employee received a suspicious phone call that led about 10 people to evacuate the building on February 27, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.; Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images AirTalk® An arrest has been made in connection to a series of […]

Growing pressure for AG Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from Trump-Russia probe

Growing pressure for AG Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from Trump-Russia probe

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing to be the U.S. attorney general January 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk® Attorney General Jeff Sessions is under fire for not disclosing two private conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. Last night […]

AirTalk listeners call-in: What did you think of Trump’s joint address to Congress?

AirTalk listeners call-in: What did you think of Trump’s joint address to Congress?

U.S. President Donald J. Trump (C) makes remarks during his address to a joint session of Congress, as Vice President Mike Pence (L) and House Speaker Paul Ryan listen, at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, DC, February 28, 2017. ; Credit: MIKE THEILER/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® President Trump’s address before Congress conveyed a very different tone […]