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Should Facebook, Google, Twitter be legally liable for aiding terrorism in San Bernardino attack?

Should Facebook, Google, Twitter be legally liable for aiding terrorism in San Bernardino attack?

Police offers stand guard at North Park Elementary School following a shooting on campus on April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® Claiming that tech giants Google, Twitter and Facebook provided platforms for the Islamic State to distribute the extremist propaganda that helped radicalize the two individuals who carried out […]

California might create a powerful new position: County executive of LA

California might create a powerful new position: County executive of LA

Former Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina (podium) speaks at the introduction of Orange County Undersheriff John Scott (third from right) as the new interim Sheriff for L.A. County on January 28, 2013.; Credit: Rina Palta/KPCC AirTalk® Last week, nine CA lawmakers introduced a bill that would change the composition of the L.A. County Board […]

AirTalk Extra: Watch Larry talk about the LA riots in this new National Geographic doc

AirTalk Extra: Watch Larry talk about the LA riots in this new National Geographic doc

; Credit: National Geographic documentary, “Riot” AirTalk® Larry took to the air the night of April 30, 1992 to talk to experts and AirTalk listeners about the unfolding L.A. Riots. Larry is featured in “Riot,” a new National Geographic documentary on the 25th anniversary on the events. Watch the follow excerpts as Larry talks about […]

Legislative, environmental stakeholders debate pros and cons of new cap and trade proposal

Legislative, environmental stakeholders debate pros and cons of new cap and trade proposal

Morning commuters travel by car and train along the 210 freeway between Los Angeles and cities to the east on December 1, 2009 near Pasadena, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® California Democrats are taking a shot at extending the state’s cap and trade program, set to expire in 2020, by proposing an overhaul to […]

AirTalk Politics: Trump’s 100th day, bipartisan funding bill, ACA repeal update

AirTalk Politics: Trump’s 100th day, bipartisan funding bill, ACA repeal update

US Vice President Mike Pence (R) applauds US President Donald Trump during an event for the Independent Community Bankers Association.; Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Legislators on Capitol Hill were able to reach a bipartisan agreement to avoid a full government shutdown and keep the lights on in D.C. until September. Highlights from the bill […]

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 […]