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Why Cities Don’t Win Elections

Why Cities Don’t Win Elections

Jonathan A. Rodden AirTalk® In the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton carried the largest cities in the country – but the cities lost. Author Jonathan A. Rodden knows why. It’s not just the electoral college, or partisan gerrymandering. It has to do with how what Americans believe correlates with where they live – a relationship […]

Exploring The Why Behind California’s Primary Care Physician Shortage

Exploring The Why Behind California’s Primary Care Physician Shortage

California is facing a shortage of physicians in rural areas and lower income cities.; Credit: andresr/Getty Images AirTalk® According to a new piece in CAL Matters, California’s growing shortage of primary care physicians is hitting low-income and rural areas the hardest.  About a third of doctors in the state are over the age of 55, […]

Week In Politics: The Economy, 2020 Polling, Presidential Candidates’ Policy Proposals And More

Week In Politics: The Economy, 2020 Polling, Presidential Candidates’ Policy Proposals And More

President Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a rally in Manchester on August 15, 2019 in Manchester, New Hampshire.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images AirTalk® AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the big headlines you might have missed in political news over the weekend and looks ahead to the stories we’ll be watching through the week. Here’s […]

As Some Law Enforcement Agencies Rethink Policy, Is No Response The Best Response When It Comes To Possible Suicide-By Cop Calls?

As Some Law Enforcement Agencies Rethink Policy, Is No Response The Best Response When It Comes To Possible Suicide-By Cop Calls?

An LAPD Patrol Car chasing down a suspect; Credit: Photo by Steve lyon via Flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® After initiating a traffic stop on Monday, CHP officer Andre Moye was shot and killed by a suspect whose father now says his son may have been trying to get the police to kill him. These instances […]

Is Following An Ex On Social Media A No-No? Opinions Differ By Age When It Comes To Online Infidelity And Relationships, Report Finds

Is Following An Ex On Social Media A No-No? Opinions Differ By Age When It Comes To Online Infidelity And Relationships, Report Finds

Relationships in the digital age; Credit: LouLou & Tummie/ImageZoo/Corbis AirTalk® Is it okay to follow an old flame on social media sites when you’re in a relationship? Are emotional relationships online crossing the line? It’s a blurred line, and it depends on what age group you ask. According to a new report, “iFidelity: The State […]

Is Following An Ex On Social Media A No-No? Opinions Differ By Age When It Comes To Online Infidelity And Relationships, Report Finds

Is Following An Ex On Social Media A No-No? Opinions Differ By Age When It Comes To Online Infidelity And Relationships, Report Finds

Relationships in the digital age; Credit: LouLou & Tummie/ImageZoo/Corbis AirTalk® Is it okay to follow an old flame on social media sites when you’re in a relationship? Are emotional relationships online crossing the line? It’s a blurred line, and it depends on what age group you ask. According to a new report, “iFidelity: The State […]

LAUSD ‘School Performance Framework’ Would Rate Schools On 1-5 Scale

LAUSD ‘School Performance Framework’ Would Rate Schools On 1-5 Scale

Venice High School in Los Angeles.; Credit: VeniceHigh.net AirTalk® The Los Angeles Unified School District is considering a proposal that would issue ratings for L.A. schools and charters. The goal of the proposal, a result of a resolution brought forward by Board of Education members Nick Melvoin and Kelly Gonez, is to provide and accessible […]

Police Clash With Protesters As Occupation Of Hong Kong Airport Enters Second Night

Police Clash With Protesters As Occupation Of Hong Kong Airport Enters Second Night

Police secure Terminal 1 after a scuffle with pre-democracy protestors at Hong Kong’s International Airport on August 13, 2019; Credit: MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Riot police clashed with pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong’s airport late Tuesday night, moving into the terminal where the demonstrators had shut down operations at the busy transport hub for two […]

Jeffrey Epstein Suicide Raises Questions, Conspiracies

Jeffrey Epstein Suicide Raises Questions, Conspiracies

Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide while detained in a prison this weekend AirTalk® Jeffrey Epstein, who has been accused of sexually abusing young girls, was found dead Saturday morning after he had apparently hanged himself. This happened a couple weeks after Epstein was said to have been taken off suicide watch at the Metropolitan Correctional Center […]

Former Virginia Governor On Charlottesville And The Mainstreaming Of White Nationalism

Former Virginia Governor On Charlottesville And The Mainstreaming Of White Nationalism

Former Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe; Credit: Tom Saunders AirTalk® On August 12, 2017 during a “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia a car was purposefully driven into a crowd of people peacefully protesting the rally, killing one and injuring over 30 other people. The driver of the car, 20-year-old James Alex Fields […]