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FDA wants to ban menthol cigarettes, restrict flavored e-cigs

FDA wants to ban menthol cigarettes, restrict flavored e-cigs

A variety of electronic cigarette flavors are viewed for sale at Vape New York.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images AirTalk® Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, pledged Thursday to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars, and tighten rules regarding the sale of most flavored versions of electronic […]

Checking in on a contested gun violence reduction program implemented in several CA cities

Checking in on a contested gun violence reduction program implemented in several CA cities

Gang interventionist Everett Bell, hands out peace message ribbons to passing motorists at the South Central Los Angeles location of the death of junior football star Dannie Farber Jr. who was mistaken for a rival gang member in Compton, California on May 28, 2011.; Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A few cities in California have […]

The world’s worst-kept secret: NY and VA get Amazon HQ2

The world’s worst-kept secret: NY and VA get Amazon HQ2

A view of the waterfront of Long Island City in the Queens borough of New York on November 7, 2018. Amazon is planning to split its coveted second headquarters between two US cities rather than pack it into a single urban setting, US media reported on November 5, 2018.; Credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The […]

The world’s worst-kept secret: NY and VA get Amazon HQ2

The world’s worst-kept secret: NY and VA get Amazon HQ2

A view of the waterfront of Long Island City in the Queens borough of New York on November 7, 2018. Amazon is planning to split its coveted second headquarters between two US cities rather than pack it into a single urban setting, US media reported on November 5, 2018.; Credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The […]

California wildfires claim more lives, structures: We discuss if this is the new normal

California wildfires claim more lives, structures: We discuss if this is the new normal

California’s Volunteer Inmate Firefighters work as a group in West Hills, California on November 11, 2018, as they continue their battle to control the Woolsey Fire. ; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The death toll from the wildfire that incinerated Paradise and surrounding areas climbed to 29 – matching the mark for the deadliest […]

Hill, Woolsey fires threaten Southern California

Hill, Woolsey fires threaten Southern California

The Woolsey Fire is seen looking towards the west valley area on November 9, 2018 in Porter Ranch, California. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. ; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images AirTalk® Fast-growing fires along the 101 freeway are forcing evacuations in Ventura […]

Thousand Oaks mass shooting: Larry speaks with survivor of Borderline Bar & Grill shooting

Thousand Oaks mass shooting: Larry speaks with survivor of Borderline Bar & Grill shooting

People gather as close as they can to the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California on November 8, 2018 as police vehicles closed off the area responding to a shooting.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A gunman opened fire inside a bar popular with college students last night in Thousand Oaks. Twelve […]

AirTalk special: CA Dream post-election statewide call-in

AirTalk special: CA Dream post-election statewide call-in

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom speaks during election night event on November 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images AirTalk® In collaboration with the California Dream project, join us for a live statewide call-in show on Wednesday from 11am to noon. We’ll get reaction to the 2018 midterm election results from political […]

Maywood high school teacher arrested after hitting student

Maywood high school teacher arrested after hitting student

A worker takes a lunch break during construction of a new school May 17, 2006 in the city of Maywood, California. ; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® A Los Angeles-area teacher was arrested on suspicion of punching a 14-year-old student who used a racial epithet and threw a basketball at him in a classroom, authorities […]

Week in politics: AirTalk’s 2018 day-before-the-midterm election preview

Week in politics: AirTalk’s 2018 day-before-the-midterm election preview

Voters wait in line at a polling place to participate in early voting in California’s 25th Congressional district on November 4, 2018 in Lancaster, California. ; Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images AirTalk® With just a day left until voters across California and the United States head to the polls, AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable focuses on all […]