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AirTalk’s LA Riots special: What happened 25 years ago

AirTalk’s LA Riots special: What happened 25 years ago

A California Highway patrolman directs raffic around a shopping center engulfed in flames in Los Angeles, 30 April 1992.; Credit: CARLOS SCHIEBECK/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® AirTalk listeners: Call in with your memories of the LA Riots that took place 25 years ago. How has Los Angeles changed since? Do you think what happened 25 years ago […]

How UC Berkeley campus, law enforcement are preparing for possible protests and violence following cancelled Ann Coulter event

How UC Berkeley campus, law enforcement are preparing for possible protests and violence following cancelled Ann Coulter event

University of California, Berkeley students protest on campus as part of an “open university” strike in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement November 15, 2011 in Berkeley, California.; Credit: Max Whittaker/Getty Images AirTalk® Campus and city police in Berkeley are on high alert today after conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter cancelled a planned […]

We debate Measure C: Should all-civilian boards review police disciplinary matters?

We debate Measure C: Should all-civilian boards review police disciplinary matters?

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck (L) and retiring Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca march in the 29th annual Kingdom Day Parade on January 20, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council approved the language for Charter Amendment C, a controversial measure that will […]

Debating the ‘biggest’ cuts in Trump’s tax plan

Debating the ‘biggest’ cuts in Trump’s tax plan

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump gives a speech outlining his vision for tax reform at his skyscraper on Fifth Avenue on September 28, 2015 in New York City.; Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images AirTalk® President Trump is set to unveil what his Treasury Secretary calls the biggest tax cut in US history. It won’t be a […]

After CA NRA affiliate files lawsuit over assault weapons ban, a look at chances to succeed and how SCOTUS could fit in

After CA NRA affiliate files lawsuit over assault weapons ban, a look at chances to succeed and how SCOTUS could fit in

Assault rifles are displayed during the 2013 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center on May 4, 2013 in Houston, Texas. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® Arguing that California’s Assault Weapons Control Act infringes on the Second Amendment, the state’s NRA affiliate filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging the […]

AirTalk asks: For Coachella attendees, how do you approach drug use?

AirTalk asks: For Coachella attendees, how do you approach drug use?

Rufus Du Sol performs at the Do LaB during day 3 of the 2017 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 2) at the Empire Polo Club on April 23, 2017 in Indio, California.; Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella AirTalk® Coachella’s second weekend ended Sunday. And while music festival season has just begun, there […]

Immigration roundup: DHS Inspector General report says ICE can’t handle increased deportations, plus the DOJ’s warning to California

Immigration roundup: DHS Inspector General report says ICE can’t handle increased deportations, plus the DOJ’s warning to California

File: In this handout provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, foreign nationals were arrested this week during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens Feb. 9, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.; Credit: ICE via Getty Images AirTalk® If the Trump administration […]

It’s illegal to sell homemade food in California — but that might change

It’s illegal to sell homemade food in California — but that might change

Rosa Alvarez, right, and daughter-in-law Nicole Maiden Alvarez show off the results of a tamale making class that helped them bond in the kitchen. ; Credit: Adolfo Guzman-Lopez/KPCC AirTalk® Selling tamales, wontons, blintzes and other foods made in a home kitchen that aren’t “non-potentially hazardous” is considered a crime in California. That’s something Assembly Bill […]

Pilot, former police officer explains why we can’t stop watching LA car chases

Pilot, former police officer explains why we can’t stop watching LA car chases

A Metropolitan Transit Authority bus that was hijacked by a gunman and a UPS truck lie wrecked after crashing May 2, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. ; Credit: Getty/David McNew AirTalk® Let’s face it. Police car chases are hard to stop watching. They’re suspenseful, exciting, dangerous, and despite the fact that most of them end […]

Media watcher, Republican strategist on future of Bill O’Reilly at Fox News, what it might look like without him

Media watcher, Republican strategist on future of Bill O’Reilly at Fox News, what it might look like without him

An advertisement for Bill O’Reilly’s top-rated Fox News show is displayed in the window of the News Corporation headquarters on April 5, 2017 in New York City. ; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images AirTalk® Popular cable TV political commentator Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the airwaves of Fox News to host his ratings juggernaut […]