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Sexism and other challenges of being a woman entrepreneur

Sexism and other challenges of being a woman entrepreneur

A woman works on her computer at the kitchen of the “Beta-i” startup hub in Lisbon on September 29, 2016. ; Credit: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The New York Times released an extensive story on female experiences with sexual harassment in Silicon Valley last week. The report spurred apologies from several prominent figures […]

Sexism and other challenges of being a woman entrepreneur

Sexism and other challenges of being a woman entrepreneur

A woman works on her computer at the kitchen of the “Beta-i” startup hub in Lisbon on September 29, 2016. ; Credit: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The New York Times released an extensive story on female experiences with sexual harassment in Silicon Valley last week. The report spurred apologies from several prominent figures […]

Will dropping US fertility rates hurt the nation’s economy?

Will dropping US fertility rates hurt the nation’s economy?

Woman plays with her new-born baby at a maternity hospital. ; Credit: ALEKSEY FILIPPOV/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® U.S. fertility rates have hit a historic low. That’s according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2016 provisional population data. The numbers showed that there were only 62 births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44. As […]

What’s next for CA gun laws after SCOTUS turns down concealed carry case?

What’s next for CA gun laws after SCOTUS turns down concealed carry case?

One of two pro-gun activists protests against the Gun Buyback Program organized in the traditionally liberal Los Angeles during the LAPD Gun Buyback Program event.; Credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® California and its gun laws have been making national news in the last week. First, with the Supreme Court decision not to take on a […]

What’s next for CA gun laws after SCOTUS turns down concealed carry case?

What’s next for CA gun laws after SCOTUS turns down concealed carry case?

One of two pro-gun activists protests against the Gun Buyback Program organized in the traditionally liberal Los Angeles during the LAPD Gun Buyback Program event.; Credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® California and its gun laws have been making national news in the last week. First, with the Supreme Court decision not to take on a […]

Could parent-friendly practices be the key to fixing Hollywood’s gender problem?

Could parent-friendly practices be the key to fixing Hollywood’s gender problem?

Actors Ryan Reynolds (L) and Blake Lively pose with their daughters as Ryan Reynolds is honored with star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 15, 2016 in Hollywood, California.; Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images AirTalk® Last week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made a big jump to include women filmmakers in […]

Syria check-in: White House claims it thwarted Assad chemical weapons attack

Syria check-in: White House claims it thwarted Assad chemical weapons attack

A Syrian man reacts while standing on the rubble of his house while others look for survivors and bodies in the Tariq al-Bab district of the northern city of Aleppo.; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® On Monday, U.S. officials said they got intelligence forewarning a chemical strike by the Syrian military, and warned Assad that he […]

Syria check-in: White House claims it thwarted Assad chemical weapons attack

Syria check-in: White House claims it thwarted Assad chemical weapons attack

A Syrian man reacts while standing on the rubble of his house while others look for survivors and bodies in the Tariq al-Bab district of the northern city of Aleppo.; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® On Monday, U.S. officials said they got intelligence forewarning a chemical strike by the Syrian military, and warned Assad that he […]

Brown breaks up 138-year-old California Board of Equalization

Brown breaks up 138-year-old California Board of Equalization

California Governor-elect Jerry Brown speaks during a press conference at his campaign headquarters on November 3, 2010 in Oakland, California. ; Credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images AirTalk® Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation yesterday to break up the California Board of Equalization, a unique, obscure and powerful state agency that’s been handling our taxes and hearing […]

AirTalk asks: Is there a place for doctors in politics?

AirTalk asks: Is there a place for doctors in politics?

Doctors, nurses, patients and activists listen as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks at Bellevue Hospital a day after the Republicans released their health care bill to the public on June 23, 2017 in New York City.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images AirTalk® Health care politics are heating up – a reality that has some calling […]