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After criticism from Texas officials, a look at the Red Cross response to Hurricane Harvey

After criticism from Texas officials, a look at the Red Cross response to Hurricane Harvey

Volunteers get a briefing at the George Brown Convention Center that has been turned into a shelter run by the American Red Cross to house victims of the high water from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.; Credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images AirTalk® The Red Cross is under fire for its response to […]

After criticism from Texas officials, a look at the Red Cross response to Hurricane Harvey

After criticism from Texas officials, a look at the Red Cross response to Hurricane Harvey

Volunteers get a briefing at the George Brown Convention Center that has been turned into a shelter run by the American Red Cross to house victims of the high water from Hurricane Harvey on August 28, 2017 in Houston, Texas.; Credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images AirTalk® The Red Cross is under fire for its response to […]

How Disney’s ambitions to buy 21st Century Fox could further shake up the ever-changing media landscape

How Disney’s ambitions to buy 21st Century Fox could further shake up the ever-changing media landscape

The Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Robert Iger delivers remarks during an event introducing Disney’s new ‘Magic of Healthy Living’ program at the Newseum June 5, 2012 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk® Continuing its quest to compete with the Netflixes and Amazons of the world, Walt Disney Company has reportedly been […]

New details emerge from Texas’ deadliest mass shooting in history

New details emerge from Texas’ deadliest mass shooting in history

Law enforcement officials gather near the First Baptist Church following a shooting on November 5, 2017 in Sutherland Springs, Texas.; Credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images AirTalk® On Sunday, a gunman dressed in black opened fire outside First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, a small town about 30 miles east of San Antonio with a population […]

Doctors debate methodology, conclusions reached in new study suggesting stents don’t ease chest pain

Doctors debate methodology, conclusions reached in new study suggesting stents don’t ease chest pain

Recent studies have sparked controversy in the medical community regarding heart stents.; Credit: ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A new study published in Lancet raised questions about the efficacy of heart stents to relieve chest pain. Heart stents are small wire cages used to open blocked arteries. As reported by the New York Times, inserting stents […]

Debating the newly unveiled GOP tax plan and its chance at passage

Debating the newly unveiled GOP tax plan and its chance at passage

House Way and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (L) (R-TX) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R) (R-WI), joined by members of the House Republican leadership, introduce tax reform legislation November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images AirTalk® Thursday, House Republicans unveiled the first draft of the tax bill which outlines […]

Security, diversity visa lottery, vetting: The latest on the NYC attack

Security, diversity visa lottery, vetting: The latest on the NYC attack

Investigators work around the wreckage of a Home Depot pickup truck, a day after it was used in an terror attack, in New York on November 1, 2017.; Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Authorities say Sayfullo Saipov, the man responsible for Tuesday’s deadly truck attack in Manhattan, planned the attack for weeks, and left behind a […]

It’s open enrollment: Covered CA executive director answers your health insurance questions

It’s open enrollment: Covered CA executive director answers your health insurance questions

Covered California Executive Director Peter Lee.; Credit: Max Whittaker/Getty Images AirTalk® Open enrollment for Covered California, the health insurance marketplace for our state, opens November 1 and runs for 3 months, until January 31, 2018. There have been questions as to what recent moves by the Trump administration, such as the decision to stop paying […]

Kershaw, Dodgers came up short in heartbreaking Game 5 loss

Kershaw, Dodgers came up short in heartbreaking Game 5 loss

Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros celebrates after scoring on a double by Jose Altuve #27 (not pictured) during the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. ; Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images AirTalk® Jose Altuve, […]

Kershaw, Dodgers came up short in heartbreaking Game 5 loss

Kershaw, Dodgers came up short in heartbreaking Game 5 loss

Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros celebrates after scoring on a double by Jose Altuve #27 (not pictured) during the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. ; Credit: Jamie Squire/Getty Images AirTalk® Jose Altuve, […]