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Does ISIS have the capability of launching a daily attack?

Does ISIS have the capability of launching a daily attack?

Armed policeprep up in Borough on June 3, 2017 in London, England. Police have responded to reports of a van hitting pedestrians on London Bridge in central London. ; Credit: Carl Court/Getty Images AirTalk® On Saturday, pedestrians on London Bridge were hit by a white van in a terrorist attack that killed 7 people and […]

Pot while pregnant? Doctors don’t like it but more moms do

Pot while pregnant? Doctors don’t like it but more moms do

A bowl with marijuana leaves during a worshop on cannabis cookery given by Argentine chef Natalia Revelant for people interested in medicinal cuisine in Santiago, on May 24, 2017.; Credit: MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® As it gets easier to access marijuana legally in the U.S., it’s no surprise that usage is increasing – but a […]

Extended AirTalk: Trump announces US withdrawal from Paris climate accord

Extended AirTalk: Trump announces US withdrawal from Paris climate accord

U.S. President Donald Trump announces his decision regarding the United States’ participation in the Paris climate agreement in the Rose Garden at the White House June 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images NPR Staff | AirTalk® President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U. S. will withdraw from the Paris global […]

More than 500 terminally ill Californians requested assisted-suicide in the last year

More than 500 terminally ill Californians requested assisted-suicide in the last year

Hospice volunteers caress the hands of terminally ill patient Annabelle Martin, 92, as her health quickly declined at the Hospice of Saint John on September 1, 2009 in Lakewood, Colorado. ; Credit: John Moore/Getty Images AirTalk® More than five hundred terminally ill Californians have requested prescriptions to end their lives since the law allowing physician-assisted […]

Pentagon successfully tested its missile defense system yesterday, but is it worth the cost?

Pentagon successfully tested its missile defense system yesterday, but is it worth the cost?

TOPSHOT – People watch a ground based interceptor missle take off at Vandenberg Air Force base, California on May 30, 2017.; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® It was back-patting and hand-shaking all around at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Tuesday after a rocket that U.S. military officials launched off the coast of Santa Barbara […]

Listen to California’s top gubernatorial candidates weigh-in on the 2018 election

Listen to California’s top gubernatorial candidates weigh-in on the 2018 election

The dome and exterior of the California State Capitol building in 2015, in Sacramento.; Credit: George Rose/Getty Images AirTalk® When California Governor Jerry Brown terms out in 2018, there will be a long list of potential candidates vying for his seat at the statehouse. Among the early names mentioned or already campaigning are Lt. Gov. […]

Alzheimer’s expert details CDC report showing deaths from the disease rising in US

Alzheimer’s expert details CDC report showing deaths from the disease rising in US

The year in brain research.; Credit: Image by Catherine MacBride/Getty Images AirTalk® As rates of Alzheimer’s disease continue to rise in the United States, a report out from the Centers for Disease Control shows that deaths from the disease are spiking pretty significantly The CDC’s ‘Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report’ shows a 54.5 percent increase […]

The culture of US government leaks to the media, in the context of Manchester

The culture of US government leaks to the media, in the context of Manchester

Britain’s Defence Secretary Michael Fallon (L) and Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson leave Downing Street in central London. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May said she would raise the issue of leaks from a probe into the Manchester terror attack that have infuriated British authorities with their US counterparts.; Credit: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® In light […]

Lessons from ESPN’s ‘Mike & Mike’ on how to maintain a successful business partnership

Lessons from ESPN’s ‘Mike & Mike’ on how to maintain a successful business partnership

Sports broadcasters Mike Greenberg (L) and Mike Golic, hosts of ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike” show, speak as they are inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame.; Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images AirTalk® One of sports talk radio’s most famous pair is breaking up: ESPN’s long-running talk show “Mike and Mike” is […]

Updating the state debate over how to quantify how high is too high to drive under the influence of marijuana

Updating the state debate over how to quantify how high is too high to drive under the influence of marijuana

A motorist produces their driver’s license at a DUI checkpoint in Bellflower on March 6, 2014.; Credit: Stuart Palley/KPCC AirTalk® As the state of California works to implement the regulatory framework for its nascent recreational marijuana industry following voters’ approval of Proposition 64, which legalized pot for recreational use statewide, the debate over how exactly […]