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AirTalk election 2016: Rounding up key national congressional races, plus what to make of Clinton’s surging poll numbers

AirTalk election 2016: Rounding up key national congressional races, plus what to make of Clinton’s surging poll numbers

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting on September 25, 2013 in New York City.; Credit: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images AirTalk Following a quiet (at least relatively) weekend on the presidential campaign trail, AirTalk dives back into election 2016 taking a look at some of the Senate […]

Pros and cons of Prop 60: Mandating condoms in adult films

Pros and cons of Prop 60: Mandating condoms in adult films

Audrey Ngo | AirTalk California’s controversial Prop 60 would make it mandatory to use condoms in adult films. Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in L.A. is behind the measure, which would put language into state law creating a mandate for adult film actors to wear condoms in pornographic films. Current worker safety […]

AirTalk history lesson: remembering Florida and what exactly Trump meant with that answer

AirTalk history lesson: remembering Florida and what exactly Trump meant with that answer

In this composite image a comparison has been made between former US Presidential Candidates George W. Bush (L) and Al Gore. ; Credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images AirTalk After spending the past few weeks claiming the presidential election will be “rigged” in favor of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Trump was asked directly by Fox News anchor […]

New report finds schools’ reliance on police harms black, poor students most

New report finds schools’ reliance on police harms black, poor students most

Los Angeles School Police Sgt. Robert Carlborn watches over students lining up to pass through a security check point.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Natalie Chudnovsky | AirTalk A study released Wednesday has renewed the ongoing debate over whether police should be called to school campuses for disciplinary issues. The study, published by the the American Civil Liberties […]

Cutting edge filming at 120 frames-per-second could upend movie storytelling

Cutting edge filming at 120 frames-per-second could upend movie storytelling

People watch a movie in a screening room of the “Cinema des Cineastes” movie theater picture, on January 12, 2011 in Paris. ; Credit: LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk In a pricey, gutsy movie-making experiment, Oscar-winning director Ang Lee’s latest film, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” was shot at 120 frames-per-second … to mixed results. After […]

SoCal responds to police chiefs’ group’s apology for past racial injustice

SoCal responds to police chiefs’ group’s apology for past racial injustice

Law enforcement officers listen to US President Barack Obama speak at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference and Exposition in Chicago.; Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk The head of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Terry Cunningham, made an announcement Monday apologizing for the “historical mistreatment of communities of color.” As […]

Cursing… there’s a neurological explanation for it

Cursing… there’s a neurological explanation for it

American actor Bobs Watson (1930 – 1999) emphatically shouts in a scene with actor Jim Backus (1913 – 1989) from ‘The Jim Backus Show’ (also known as ‘Hot Off The Wire’), 1960. ; Credit: NBC Television/Getty Images AirTalk Why do we curse? And for those of us who do it, why do we love it? […]

Law enforcement watchers explore new DOJ plan to collect data on police shootings nationwide

Law enforcement watchers explore new DOJ plan to collect data on police shootings nationwide

Marneisha Jones places a stuff animal at a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black male teenager fatally wounded by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson Police officer on August 9, 2014.; Credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images AirTalk In an effort to provide the public with more information about police shootings in the wake of incidents […]

What a potentially short and weak La Niña means for SoCal’s ongoing drought

What a potentially short and weak La Niña means for SoCal’s ongoing drought

Dried mud and the remnants of a marina is seen at the New Melones Lake reservoir which is now at less than 20 percent capacity as a severe drought continues to affect California on May 24, 2015. ; Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images Natalie Chudnovsky | AirTalk A new report from the NOAA Climate Prediction Center, […]

How cops feel about the LAPD’s new reforms

How cops feel about the LAPD’s new reforms

With black ribbons across their badge and holding a gun, police recruits attend their graduation ceremony at LAPD Headquarters. ; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk The LA Police Commission unanimously voted yesterday to have the LAPD more quickly release information about police shootings. A nearly year-long study by the Department’s Inspector General looked at […]