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LA development roundup: Times’ Sea Breeze corruption probe, fate of The Reef and more

LA development roundup: Times’ Sea Breeze corruption probe, fate of The Reef and more

; Credit: John Labbe/Getty Images AirTalk Real estate is huge business in the city, and developers are eager to cash in on a tight housing inventory and the seemingly insatiable desire of people who want to live here. Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Times published an investigation looking at how one particular developing project […]

Yes, a recent WWF report says 67 percent of wildlife may go extinct — but don’t panic yet

Yes, a recent WWF report says 67 percent of wildlife may go extinct — but don’t panic yet

Elephants roam through trees and low bush on Septemebr 19, 2016 at the Pilanesberg National Park in the North West province, South Africa. They are among the animals mentioned in the report. ; Credit: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images Natalie Chudnovsky | AirTalk A recent report from the World Wildlife Fund has found that two-thirds of vertebrate […]

Turn off your ‘toddler brain’: 6 tips for avoiding election stress

Turn off your ‘toddler brain’: 6 tips for avoiding election stress

Ahead of the November presidential election, tension run high. A polls show Americans say the election is a causing stress.; Credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images Jacklyn Kim | AirTalk Addicted to watching presidential election news? Have you lost sleep over your country’s divisiveness? Are you desperate for it to end?  Fear not. There are ways […]

Public health expert looks at why California is at 20 year high for STI cases

Public health expert looks at why California is at 20 year high for STI cases

Tyshuanna Johnson get her blood drawn for HIV/AIDS and STD testing by Ernest Johnson of John Wesley Community Health Institute during a health fair in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images AirTalk Sexually transmitted infections are on the rise across the country and here in California. Nationally, gonorrhea is up 13% year-to-year. Chlamydia […]

Is sleeping in the same room with your infant the best way to prevent SIDS?

Is sleeping in the same room with your infant the best way to prevent SIDS?

Image of sleeping baby. ; Credit: Flickr user David Clow / creative commons AirTalk The American Academy of Pediatrics made recommendations yesterday that gave new information on preventing Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS.  The new guidelines suggest that having infants sleep in the same room with their parents for the first six months to a […]

AirTalk election 2016: Rounding up key national congressional races, plus what to make of Clinton’s surging poll numbers

AirTalk election 2016: Rounding up key national congressional races, plus what to make of Clinton’s surging poll numbers

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting on September 25, 2013 in New York City.; Credit: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images AirTalk Following a quiet (at least relatively) weekend on the presidential campaign trail, AirTalk dives back into election 2016 taking a look at some of the Senate […]

Pros and cons of Prop 60: Mandating condoms in adult films

Pros and cons of Prop 60: Mandating condoms in adult films

Audrey Ngo | AirTalk California’s controversial Prop 60 would make it mandatory to use condoms in adult films. Michael Weinstein, president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in L.A. is behind the measure, which would put language into state law creating a mandate for adult film actors to wear condoms in pornographic films. Current worker safety […]

AirTalk history lesson: remembering Florida and what exactly Trump meant with that answer

AirTalk history lesson: remembering Florida and what exactly Trump meant with that answer

In this composite image a comparison has been made between former US Presidential Candidates George W. Bush (L) and Al Gore. ; Credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images AirTalk After spending the past few weeks claiming the presidential election will be “rigged” in favor of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Trump was asked directly by Fox News anchor […]

New report finds schools’ reliance on police harms black, poor students most

New report finds schools’ reliance on police harms black, poor students most

Los Angeles School Police Sgt. Robert Carlborn watches over students lining up to pass through a security check point.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Natalie Chudnovsky | AirTalk A study released Wednesday has renewed the ongoing debate over whether police should be called to school campuses for disciplinary issues. The study, published by the the American Civil Liberties […]

Cutting edge filming at 120 frames-per-second could upend movie storytelling

Cutting edge filming at 120 frames-per-second could upend movie storytelling

People watch a movie in a screening room of the “Cinema des Cineastes” movie theater picture, on January 12, 2011 in Paris. ; Credit: LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk In a pricey, gutsy movie-making experiment, Oscar-winning director Ang Lee’s latest film, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” was shot at 120 frames-per-second … to mixed results. After […]