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The most popular misconceptions of the Bill of Rights & Constitution

The most popular misconceptions of the Bill of Rights & Constitution

The United States Constitution.; Credit: /iStockphoto.com AirTalk® To help celebrate Presidents’ Day (which is called officially “Washington’s Birthday” to mark the first president’s actual birthday of February 22),  AirTalk will pore over some amendments with two Constitutional scholars – Barry McDonald of Pepperdine University and Aaron Caplan of Loyola Law School. According to Caplan, a […]

Whittier police officer shooting: KPCC reporters explain what’s fact, what’s speculation and put it all in context

Whittier police officer shooting: KPCC reporters explain what’s fact, what’s speculation and put it all in context

People gather in Whittier for a vigil for police officer Keith Boyer, who was shot and killed Monday morning after he and another officer tried to pat down a motorist involved in a traffic accident.; Credit: Kyle Stokes AirTalk® There’s been a lot of information swirling around out there in the wake of the death […]

Mexican couple asks Supreme Court for right to sue over border agent killing their son

Mexican couple asks Supreme Court for right to sue over border agent killing their son

A volunteer from the Minuteman Project stands near an American flag placed in the barbed wire fence which divides the U.S./Mexican border, April 4, 2005.; Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images AirTalk® Today at the Supreme Court, a Mexican couple is seeking the right to sue over the killing of their teenage son by a U.S. Border […]

Analyzing Trump’s strategy to unwind DACA after travel ban blowback

Analyzing Trump’s strategy to unwind DACA after travel ban blowback

Children hold banners and placards while listening to speakers at a rally outside the 9th Circuit federal court in Pasadena, California on July 16, 2015.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The LA Times is reporting that the Trump administration is contemplating ways to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known also as […]

What would a #DayWithoutImmigrants look like?

What would a #DayWithoutImmigrants look like?

On the eve of a Day Without Immigrants, people attend a Valentine’s Day rally organized by the New York Immigration Coalition called “Love Fights Back” in New York City.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Natalie Chudnovsky | AirTalk® That’s the question being posed by some immigrants across the country who are striking Thursday by staying home […]

President Trump’s news conference with Prime Minister Netanyahu at the White House

President Trump’s news conference with Prime Minister Netanyahu at the White House

WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 15: U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) shake hands during a joint news conference.; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images AirTalk® WASHINGTON (AP) – As his predecessors have done, President Donald Trump is urging Israel to “hold off” on building Jewish settlements — an appeal he made […]

Oroville Dam spillway incident one of many in US history

Oroville Dam spillway incident one of many in US history

The Oroville Dam spillway releases 100,000 cubic feet of water per second down the main spillway in Oroville, California on February 13, 2017. ; Credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® In the last decade, dam safety officials from across the country have reported hundreds of dam failures and “incidents” – situations that, without intervention, would likely […]

Monday politics: Trump Admin looks to rework immigration order, Gen. Michael Flynn in hot water and what to expect from this week’s PM visits to White House

Monday politics: Trump Admin looks to rework immigration order, Gen. Michael Flynn in hot water and what to expect from this week’s PM visits to White House

U.S. President Donald Trump (R) during a meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada (not pictured) in the Oval Office at the White House on February 13, 2017 in Washington, D.C. ; Credit: Pool/Getty Images AirTalk® President Trump spent a relatively quiet weekend on the links, playing golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe […]

Legal scholars parse 9th Circuit ruling on President Trump’s EO, explain what’s next

Legal scholars parse 9th Circuit ruling on President Trump’s EO, explain what’s next

People arrive at the international terminal of Los Angeles International Airport on February 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® After deliberating for a couple of days, a three judge panel from the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco has ruled unanimously that President Donald Trump’s […]

Sunday’s 2017 Grammy Awards to feature Adele, Chance the Rapper, and more

Sunday’s 2017 Grammy Awards to feature Adele, Chance the Rapper, and more

Singer Adele poses in the press room at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images AirTalk® Coming up this Sunday night, the 59th Grammy Awards will stage performances by top contenders including Chance the Rapper, Sturgill Simpson, and Adele, plus Daft Punk, […]