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Jill Stein raises millions of dollars for election recount effort in three states

Jill Stein raises millions of dollars for election recount effort in three states
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Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein speaks at the National Press Club February 6, 2015 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images AirTalk Over Thanksgiving weekend, the Green Party generated the largest fundraising drive for a third party in history with the goal of demanding recounts of election results in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan. In […]

AirTalk listeners share the good, bad, and ugly of talking politics on Thanksgiving

AirTalk listeners share the good, bad, and ugly of talking politics on Thanksgiving

Central American immigrants and their families pray before Thanksgiving dinner on November 24, 2016 in Stamford, Connecticut. ; Credit: John Moore/Getty Images AirTalk Wednesday on AirTalk, we heard from listeners across Southern California about how they planned to navigate any political discussions that might surface during Thanksgiving dinner. Some families planned to instate a ‘no […]

LA County Sheriff: LASD relationship with ICE won’t change for Trump administration

LA County Sheriff: LASD relationship with ICE won’t change for Trump administration

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell announces the arrests of three people for trafficking a Los Angeles woman after fooling her into thinking she was going to a birthday party. McDonnell spoke at a news conference on March 9, 2016.; Credit: Amanda Myers/AP Matt Dangelantonio | AirTalk Immigration has been a hot topic of discussion […]

LA County Sheriff: LASD relationship with ICE won’t change for Trump administration

LA County Sheriff: LASD relationship with ICE won’t change for Trump administration

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell announces the arrests of three people for trafficking a Los Angeles woman after fooling her into thinking she was going to a birthday party. McDonnell spoke at a news conference on March 9, 2016.; Credit: Amanda Myers/AP Matt Dangelantonio | AirTalk Immigration has been a hot topic of discussion […]

LA County Sheriff: Our relationship with ICE won’t change for Trump

LA County Sheriff: Our relationship with ICE won’t change for Trump

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell announces the arrests of three people for trafficking a Los Angeles woman after fooling her into thinking she was going to a birthday party. McDonnell spoke at a news conference on March 9, 2016.; Credit: Amanda Myers/AP Matt Dangelantonio | AirTalk Immigration has been a hot topic of discussion […]

LA County Sheriff: Our relationship with ICE won’t change for Trump

LA County Sheriff: Our relationship with ICE won’t change for Trump

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell announces the arrests of three people for trafficking a Los Angeles woman after fooling her into thinking she was going to a birthday party. McDonnell spoke at a news conference on March 9, 2016.; Credit: Amanda Myers/AP Matt Dangelantonio | AirTalk Immigration has been a hot topic of discussion […]

Did Trump pull an about-face at the NYT?

Did Trump pull an about-face at the NYT?

US President-elect Donald Trump waves to the crowd after leaving a meeting at the New York Times on November 22, 2016 in New York. ; Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk The latest on the incoming Presidential administration. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is Donald Trump’s nominee for UN Ambassador. Ben Carson says he’s been […]

What LA can do to resist Trump’s stance on immigration

What LA can do to resist Trump’s stance on immigration

Downtown Los Angeles is photographed March 6, 2003 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images AirTalk Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti isn’t budging on the city’s immigration stance, even with the threat of cuts to federal funding. According to the L.A. Times, the president-elect’s pick for White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, said […]

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 […]