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AirTalk Special Coverage: James Comey’s firing and what comes next

AirTalk Special Coverage: James Comey’s firing and what comes next

FBI Director James Comey testifies during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee June 11, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk® No question about the water cooler topic of the day – the firing of FBI Director James Comey amidst the Bureau’s investigation of alleged Trump campaign contacts […]

What to watch for following signing of Texas ‘sanctuary cities’ ban

What to watch for following signing of Texas ‘sanctuary cities’ ban

Governor Greg Abbott (C) speaks alongside U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (L), Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) at a joint press conference February 18, 2015 in Austin, Texas. ; Credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images AirTalk® With a quick stroke of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s pen, the Lone Star State has quickly become the central focus in […]

What to watch for following signing of Texas ‘sanctuary cities’ ban

What to watch for following signing of Texas ‘sanctuary cities’ ban

Governor Greg Abbott (C) speaks alongside U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (L), Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) at a joint press conference February 18, 2015 in Austin, Texas. ; Credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images AirTalk® With a quick stroke of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s pen, the Lone Star State has quickly become the central focus in […]

CA students sue school district for suspensions over ‘liking’ racist Instagram posts

CA students sue school district for suspensions over ‘liking’ racist Instagram posts

The Instagram app logo is displayed next to an “Instagrammed” image on another iPhone on August 3, 2016 in London, England.; Credit: Carl Court/Getty Images AirTalk® Four California students in the Bay Area were suspended for “liking” or commenting on racist Instagram posts directed at fellow students and a black school coach. Now the students […]

Concerns over the depiction of teen suicide in Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’

Concerns over the depiction of teen suicide in Netflix’s ’13 Reasons Why’

A still from the new Netflix original series, “13 Reasons Why”; Credit: Netflix AirTalk® Netflix’s new original series, “13 Reasons Why,” is generating a good bit of controversy. The show, about a teen girl named Hannah Baker who takes her own life and, before she does, records a series of 13 cassette tapes. The subject […]

Should Facebook, Google, Twitter be legally liable for aiding terrorism in San Bernardino attack?

Should Facebook, Google, Twitter be legally liable for aiding terrorism in San Bernardino attack?

Police offers stand guard at North Park Elementary School following a shooting on campus on April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® Claiming that tech giants Google, Twitter and Facebook provided platforms for the Islamic State to distribute the extremist propaganda that helped radicalize the two individuals who carried out […]

California might create a powerful new position: County executive of LA

California might create a powerful new position: County executive of LA

Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina (podium) speaks at the introduction of Orange County Undersheriff John Scott (third from right) as the new interim Sheriff for L.A. County on January 28, 2013.; Credit: Rina Palta/KPCC AirTalk® Last week, nine CA lawmakers introduced a bill that would change the composition of the L.A. County Board […]

AirTalk Extra: Watch Larry talk about the LA riots in this new National Geographic doc

AirTalk Extra: Watch Larry talk about the LA riots in this new National Geographic doc

; Credit: National Geographic documentary, “Riot” AirTalk® Larry took to the air the night of April 30, 1992 to talk to experts and AirTalk listeners about the unfolding L.A. Riots. Larry is featured in “Riot,” a new National Geographic documentary on the 25th anniversary on the events. Watch the follow excerpts as Larry talks about […]

Legislative, environmental stakeholders debate pros and cons of new cap and trade proposal

Legislative, environmental stakeholders debate pros and cons of new cap and trade proposal

Morning commuters travel by car and train along the 210 freeway between Los Angeles and cities to the east on December 1, 2009 near Pasadena, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® California Democrats are taking a shot at extending the state’s cap and trade program, set to expire in 2020, by proposing an overhaul to […]

AirTalk Politics: Trump’s 100th day, bipartisan funding bill, ACA repeal update

AirTalk Politics: Trump’s 100th day, bipartisan funding bill, ACA repeal update

US Vice President Mike Pence (R) applauds US President Donald Trump during an event for the Independent Community Bankers Association.; Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Legislators on Capitol Hill were able to reach a bipartisan agreement to avoid a full government shutdown and keep the lights on in D.C. until September. Highlights from the bill […]