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Fireworks On The Fourth: Festive Or Frustrating?

Fireworks On The Fourth: Festive Or Frustrating?

Fans watch a fireworks show after the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on July 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images AirTalk® The fourth of July in Los Angeles is a spectacular event for many.  It’s a sign that summer is in full swing […]

What Standards Should DNA Testing Companies Be Held To In Guarding Customers’ Genetic Data?

What Standards Should DNA Testing Companies Be Held To In Guarding Customers’ Genetic Data?

The results of genetic testing.; Credit: /Science Photo Library RF/Getty Images AirTalk® At-home DNA testing kits have skyrocketed in popularity over the last several years, but little is known about exactly what the companies who analyze the samples actually do with the genetic and medical data they collect. Now, a coalition of the biggest companies […]

What Standards Should DNA Testing Companies Be Held To In Guarding Customers’ Genetic Data?

What Standards Should DNA Testing Companies Be Held To In Guarding Customers’ Genetic Data?

The results of genetic testing.; Credit: /Science Photo Library RF/Getty Images AirTalk® At-home DNA testing kits have skyrocketed in popularity over the last several years, but little is known about exactly what the companies who analyze the samples actually do with the genetic and medical data they collect. Now, a coalition of the biggest companies […]

CA Sports Betting Measure Proposed For November 2020 Ballot

CA Sports Betting Measure Proposed For November 2020 Ballot

Sports betting AirTalk® Sports betting could soon be legal in California. The constitutional amendment, ACA 16, was proposed by state Senator Bill Bobb and California Assemblyman Adam Grey . In an interview with ESPN, Gray said “I know there’s significant interest throughout the California sports economy… My hope would be that we can find a […]

Recapping A Wild Start To NBA Free Agency And Exploring How LA Teams Now Fit Into The Kawhi Leonard Sweepstakes

Recapping A Wild Start To NBA Free Agency And Exploring How LA Teams Now Fit Into The Kawhi Leonard Sweepstakes

Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors during Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena.; Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images AirTalk® The NBA’s free agency period began on Sunday and basketball fans didn’t have to wait long for the fireworks to begin. One of the biggest questions heading into NBA free agency […]

Harris Takes The Spotlight: We Dive Into Round 2 Of The Democratic Debates

Harris Takes The Spotlight: We Dive Into Round 2 Of The Democratic Debates

Democratic presidential hopefuls (fromL) Mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg, Former US Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., US Senator for Vermont Bernie Sanders and US Senator for California Kamala Harris speak during the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season; Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The second debate of the […]

The 101 On The Potential SoCal Grocery Store Worker Strike

The 101 On The Potential SoCal Grocery Store Worker Strike

Grocery Workers Contemplate Going On Strike; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® Grocery workers at various stores in Southern California decided to authorize union leaders to call for a strike, meaning that leaders will be able to organize a walkout at any moment.  It’s been 16 years since the longest and biggest strike of grocery store […]

California’s Registered Independents Call For Changes To Presidential Primary Process, Suggest Public Ballot

California’s Registered Independents Call For Changes To Presidential Primary Process, Suggest Public Ballot

I Voted stickers; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® If you’re a registered independent in California and vote by mail, did you know you have to send in a postcard to the country registrar recorder to let them know which party’s ballot you want? If not, don’t stress. You’re in the same boat as almost a […]

The Forces Pulling At Both Sides As Democrats Debate How To Address Worsening Conditions For Migrant Children Held At Southern Border

The Forces Pulling At Both Sides As Democrats Debate How To Address Worsening Conditions For Migrant Children Held At Southern Border

Protestors Rally Against Customs And Border Patrol Funding In U.S. Senate; Credit: Tom Brenner/Getty Images AirTalk® With a vote planned for today on a funding bill that would send $4.5 billion in humanitarian aid to the southwestern U.S. border with Mexico, and some within their ranks dissenting over how the funding might be used if […]

Nearly Two Years After The Start Of #MeToo, The Role Of HR In Protecting Employees And Employers

Nearly Two Years After The Start Of #MeToo, The Role Of HR In Protecting Employees And Employers

Who does human resources protect?; Credit: Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images AirTalk® HR departments welcome new employees, give them workplace perks, and send them off to their next jobs – but how well do they protect those employees from harassment while they work? Atlantic contributing editor Caitlin Flanagan says not very well… but what should you […]