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Big brands are testing reusable containers this year — would you buy in?

Big brands are testing reusable containers this year — would you buy in?

Circa 1930: Milk bottles are cleaned by machine and then collected and packed into crates by workers. ; Credit: Hulton Archive/Getty Images AirTalk® It’s a green shopper’s dream to curb plastic waste: Häagen-Dazs in stainless steel pints, Tropicana in glass bottles, Pantene in aluminium containers and hundreds more products all refillable and delivered to your […]

‘Free the Pendleton 14’ podcast shines new light on issue of white supremacy among active duty military

‘Free the Pendleton 14’ podcast shines new light on issue of white supremacy among active duty military

Memebrs of G Company, 2ed Battalion, Fourth Marine Division walk down a road during a break from combat readiness training October 3, 2001 at Camp Pendleton, CA. ; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® In 1976 at Camp Pendleton, a group of 14 black Marines burst into a room where they believed a meeting of active […]

Governor Newsom proposes changes to youth prison oversight

Governor Newsom proposes changes to youth prison oversight

Bars of an open prison cell ; Credit: Neil Conway/Flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed Tuesday to change the way California’s juvenile prisons are overseen, eventually closing facilities to cut what he called the “ludicrous” cost. The Democratic governor is asking state lawmakers to put youth prisons under California’s Health and Human Services […]

LAUSD / UTLA reach tentative agreement: what’s the deal?

LAUSD / UTLA reach tentative agreement: what’s the deal?

Students pose for a snapshot after walking the picket line with their teachers and parents on the third day of the teachers’ strike, January 16, 2019, outside Dahlia Heights Elementary School in the Eagle Rock section of Los Angeles, California.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Earlier this morning, Mayor Eric Garcetti, alongside UTLA President Alex […]

Amidst LAUSD teachers’ strike, we talk with California education superintendent Tony Thurmond

Amidst LAUSD teachers’ strike, we talk with California education superintendent Tony Thurmond

California education superintendent Tony Thurmond.; Credit: www.tonythurmond.com / Flickr AirTalk® Tony Thurmond earlier this month was sworn in as the state’s education superintendent. But he’s been keeping an eye on what’s happening here in the L.A. Unified School District, as we come to the fifth day of the first LAUSD strike in 30 years. Mayor […]

Amidst LAUSD teachers’ strike, we talk with California education superintendent Tony Thurmond

Amidst LAUSD teachers’ strike, we talk with California education superintendent Tony Thurmond

California education superintendent Tony Thurmond.; Credit: www.tonythurmond.com / Flickr AirTalk® Tony Thurmond earlier this month was sworn in as the state’s education superintendent. But he’s been keeping an eye on what’s happening here in the L.A. Unified School District, as we come to the fifth day of the first LAUSD strike in 30 years. Mayor […]

With Democrats wielding power in Sacramento, how are CA businesses faring?

With Democrats wielding power in Sacramento, how are CA businesses faring?

Chairs remain on dining tables inside a drive-through fast food restaurant in a strip mall after its tenants had been evicted on October 8, 2009 in Fontana, California. ; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® California, now more than ever, is a one-party state. And as POLITICO reports, that means the state’s business community is trying […]

To book lovers: In the war against clutter, how do you decide what stays in your library?

To book lovers: In the war against clutter, how do you decide what stays in your library?

A picture taken on September 27, 2018 in Manosque, southern France, during the 20th “Les Correspondances” literary festival shows a bookshelf in a street.; Credit: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® According to Japanese author Marie Kondo, books could be taking up unnecessary space in your house. That notion was addressed in the first episode Netflix anti-clutter […]

To book lovers: In the war against clutter, how do you decide what stays in your library?

To book lovers: In the war against clutter, how do you decide what stays in your library?

A picture taken on September 27, 2018 in Manosque, southern France, during the 20th “Les Correspondances” literary festival shows a bookshelf in a street.; Credit: JOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® According to Japanese author Marie Kondo, books could be taking up unnecessary space in your house. That notion was addressed in the first episode Netflix anti-clutter […]

Citizenship question has been barred from the 2020 Census.What happens now?

Citizenship question has been barred from the 2020 Census.What happens now?

Signs sit behind the podium before the start of a press conference with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to announce a multi-state lawsuit to block the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 Census form, at the headquarters of District Council 37, New York City’s largest public employee union, April […]