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Precision: its invention, perfection and rise in the modern world

Precision: its invention, perfection and rise in the modern world

Diagram of Watt’s improved steam engine, fig.s 119 – 122, and Hornblower’s steam engine, fig.s 123 – 125. Encyclopaedia Londinensis – pub. 1816 ; Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images AirTalk® Humans have a habit of measuring things. Our shoe size. The ingredients in our food. How long it takes to get to work, with or without […]

AirTalk’s election 411: Everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday’s California primary

AirTalk’s election 411: Everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday’s California primary

See KPCC’s Human Voter Guide for more information on Tuesday’s Primary.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® Southern California is home to a half-dozen congressional districts where the fate of Republican seats could help decide which of the two major parties wins control of the U.S. House. Nearly all of the districts are in Orange County, […]

Chronic homelessness down, first-time homelessness up: We take a look at the 2018 LA Homeless Count

Chronic homelessness down, first-time homelessness up: We take a look at the 2018 LA Homeless Count

Makeshift tents house the homeless on a street in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The numbers from the 2018 L.A. and countywide homeless count are in and are showing a small decline in overall homeless numbers: 53,195 in the county and 31,516 in the city.   2018 Homeless Count numbers are […]

Chronic homelessness down, first-time homelessness up: We take a look at the 2018 LA Homeless Count

Chronic homelessness down, first-time homelessness up: We take a look at the 2018 LA Homeless Count

Makeshift tents house the homeless on a street in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The numbers from the 2018 L.A. and countywide homeless count are in and are showing a small decline in overall homeless numbers: 53,195 in the county and 31,516 in the city.   2018 Homeless Count numbers are […]

Chronic homelessness down, first-time homelessness up: We take a look at the 2018 LA Homeless Count

Chronic homelessness down, first-time homelessness up: We take a look at the 2018 LA Homeless Count

Makeshift tents house the homeless on a street in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The numbers from the 2018 L.A. and countywide homeless count are in and are showing a small decline in overall homeless numbers: 53,195 in the county and 31,516 in the city.   2018 Homeless Count numbers are […]

US steel tariffs go into effect at midnight: A look at the global reaction

US steel tariffs go into effect at midnight: A look at the global reaction

US President Donald Trump talks to the press before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, on May 31, 2018, as he travels to Texas for Republican fundraisers.; Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The U.S. is implementing stiff tariffs on imported aluminum and steel. President Trump’s announcement this morning is drawing quick […]

Freedom of the press or tainted jury? Judge in Golden State Killer case deciding whether to publicly release search and arrest warrant info

Freedom of the press or tainted jury? Judge in Golden State Killer case deciding whether to publicly release search and arrest warrant info

Joseph James DeAngelo, the suspected “Golden State Killer”, appears in court for his arraignment on April 27, 2018 in Sacramento, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® A judge on Tuesday weighed how much information to release about the arrest of a former police officer accused of being the Golden State Killer. The Associated Press and […]

2018 Election: Your guide to the candidates for California attorney general

2018 Election: Your guide to the candidates for California attorney general

The California Supreme Court building.; Credit: Steve Rhodes/Flickr (by cc-nc-nd) AirTalk® California voters have a chance to pick the state’s top lawyer — the attorney general. The person in this job represents the state government in all its lawsuits and oversees the California Department of Justice, which prosecutes both criminal and civil cases on behalf […]

Your guide to the 2018 race for LA County Sheriff

Your guide to the 2018 race for LA County Sheriff

LA Sheriff Jim McDonnell addressing recruits at the Biscailuz Training Academy in Los Angeles, Calif. on Thursday, May 3, 2018.; Credit: Susanica Tam/For KPCC AirTalk® Come June 5, you get to have your say in who will head the largest sheriff’s department in the country. There are three candidates running — incumbent Sheriff Jim McDonnell […]

We evaluate US strategy towards North Korea as Trump opens door to diplomacy with Kim Jong Un hours after canceling summit

We evaluate US strategy towards North Korea as Trump opens door to diplomacy with Kim Jong Un hours after canceling summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and US President Donald Trump speaking to the press in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on February 9, 2018. ; Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® President Donald Trump declares he is “waiting” to see if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will again “engage in […]