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The journalistic ethics behind NPR’s recent interviews on alt-right

The journalistic ethics behind NPR’s recent interviews on alt-right

People protest the appointment of white nationalist alt-right media mogul, former Breitbart News head Steve Bannon, to be chief strategist of the White House by President-elect Donald Trump on November 16, 2016. ; Credit: DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk With the appointment of Breitbart News executive Steve Bannon as President-elect Trump’s chief strategist, there are mounting concerns […]

How to increase food production? Improve photosynthesis

How to increase food production? Improve photosynthesis

A corn field is pictured from a hot air balloon on August 20, 2014, in Sable-sur-Sarthe, western France. ; Credit: JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk Ever get a sunburn sitting outside because you are getting some of essential vitamin D? It turns out plants also get sun-damage despite needing to photosynthesize. Most plants develop a shield […]

Ethical and legal aspects of President-elect Trump’s financial affairs, plus a look at his proposed lobbying ban

Ethical and legal aspects of President-elect Trump’s financial affairs, plus a look at his proposed lobbying ban

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump attends the grand opening ceremony at the new Trump International Hotel October 26, 2016 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk The vast and varied business dealings of President-elect Donald Trump would pose a plethora of conflicts of interest, and while the legality of those conflicts is in […]

LAPD Chief Beck: ‘Immigration is not the job of local law enforcement’

LAPD Chief Beck: ‘Immigration is not the job of local law enforcement’

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck points to the black ribbon on his badge while addressing police recruits at their graduation ceremony on July 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images Jasmin Tuffaha and Natalie Chudnovsky | AirTalk Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck joined AirTalk Wednesday to answer questions about […]

LAPD Chief Beck: ‘Immigration is not the job of local law enforcement’

LAPD Chief Beck: ‘Immigration is not the job of local law enforcement’

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck points to the black ribbon on his badge while addressing police recruits at their graduation ceremony on July 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images Jasmin Tuffaha and Natalie Chudnovsky | AirTalk Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck joined AirTalk Wednesday to answer questions about […]

LAPD Chief on policing immigration policy, Trump protests, Props 57, 64 and more

LAPD Chief on policing immigration policy, Trump protests, Props 57, 64 and more

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck points to the black ribbon on his badge while addressing police recruits at their graduation ceremony on July 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck will join AirTalk today to answer questions about challenges the LAPD might face […]

Here’s how Trump could carry out his deportation plan and what California could do to stop it

Here’s how Trump could carry out his deportation plan and what California could do to stop it

A welcome flag is flanked by the flags of the U.S. and Mexico on top of a building May 16, 2006 in the Los Angeles-area city of Maywood, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk Mayors of several so-called “sanctuary cities” across the country are pushing back on President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to deport as many […]

Here’s how Trump could carry out his deportation plan and what California could do to stop it

Here’s how Trump could carry out his deportation plan and what California could do to stop it

A welcome flag is flanked by the flags of the U.S. and Mexico on top of a building May 16, 2006 in the Los Angeles-area city of Maywood, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk Mayors of several so-called “sanctuary cities” across the country are pushing back on President-elect Donald Trump’s plans to deport as many […]

Trump admin taking shape with Pence, Priebus, Bannon

Trump admin taking shape with Pence, Priebus, Bannon

Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon exits an elevator in the lobby of Trump Tower, November 11, 2016 in New York City.; Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images AirTalk On Sunday, President-elect Donald Trump tapped Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as chief of staff and campaign adviser Steve Bannon as chief strategist and senior counselor. Before joining […]

What do Trump voters want to see the new president prioritize? Immigration, jobs, security

What do Trump voters want to see the new president prioritize? Immigration, jobs, security

US President Barack Obama shakes hands as he meets with Republican President-elect Donald Trump (L) on transition planning in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016 in Washington,DC.; Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images Natalie Chudnovsky | AirTalk Candidate Donald Trump made a number of promises throughout his campaign — promises to bring […]