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Can Women’s March movement translate Women’s Day into actionable protest?

Can Women’s March movement translate Women’s Day into actionable protest?

Protesters gather during the Women’s March on Washington January 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images AirTalk® Today marks International Women’s Day. It started back in 1911, but this year’s observance comes amid questions over the direction of the women’s’ movement. A day after President Trump’s inauguration, huge crowds turned out […]

Wendy’s to replace workers with self-service kiosks in some restaurants

Wendy’s to replace workers with self-service kiosks in some restaurants

A sign is posted in front of a Wendy’s restaurant on August 10, 2016 in Daly City, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® Fast food joint Wendy’s has begun introducing self-service ordering kiosks to at least 1,000 locations — or about 15 percent of its stores, the Los Angeles Times reports. The move is […]

The week in politics: What’s new in President Trump’s executive order on immigration

The week in politics: What’s new in President Trump’s executive order on immigration

People protest the executive order by by US President Donald Trump, banning immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries at Los Angeles International Airport, California on February 4, 2017. ; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® President Trump’s new travel moratorium is designed to avoid the successful legal challenge that scuttled his previous ban. But will it, too, prove […]

Arrest made in connection to threats against Jewish centers across nation

Arrest made in connection to threats against Jewish centers across nation

Police tape blocks a parking lot at the Jewish Community Center of Southern Nevada after an employee received a suspicious phone call that led about 10 people to evacuate the building on February 27, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.; Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images AirTalk® An arrest has been made in connection to a series of […]

Growing pressure for AG Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from Trump-Russia probe

Growing pressure for AG Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from Trump-Russia probe

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing to be the U.S. attorney general January 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk® Attorney General Jeff Sessions is under fire for not disclosing two private conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. Last night […]

AirTalk listeners call-in: What did you think of Trump’s joint address to Congress?

AirTalk listeners call-in: What did you think of Trump’s joint address to Congress?

U.S. President Donald J. Trump (C) makes remarks during his address to a joint session of Congress, as Vice President Mike Pence (L) and House Speaker Paul Ryan listen, at the U.S. Capitol, in Washington, DC, February 28, 2017. ; Credit: MIKE THEILER/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® President Trump’s address before Congress conveyed a very different tone […]

Judge blocks CA law that would prevent doxing of lawmakers

Judge blocks CA law that would prevent doxing of lawmakers

A picture taken on October 17, 2016 shows an employee typing on a computer keyboard at the headquarters of Internet security giant Kaspersky in Moscow.; Credit: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® On Monday, a federal judge in Fresno blocked a state law that would let public officials call for personal information to be removed from the […]

The best and worst of Oscar 2017 mishaps, upsets and triumphs

The best and worst of Oscar 2017 mishaps, upsets and triumphs

US director Barry Jenkins (C) speaks after “Moonlight” won the Best Film award as Host Jimmy Kimmel (L) looks on at the 89th Oscars on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California.; Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® In the final stretch of the Oscar campaign race, “Moonlight” and “La La Land” were neck and neck, and […]

White House signals possible crackdown on recreational pot, what would it mean for CA?

White House signals possible crackdown on recreational pot, what would it mean for CA?

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on February 23, 2017.; Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said yesterday that the White House could exercise “greater enforcement” of federal laws over the use of recreational marijuana, setting […]

White House signals possible crackdown on recreational pot, what would it mean for CA?

White House signals possible crackdown on recreational pot, what would it mean for CA?

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on February 23, 2017.; Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said yesterday that the White House could exercise “greater enforcement” of federal laws over the use of recreational marijuana, setting […]