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Who will control Congress after Nov. 8? A look at Senate and House races

Who will control Congress after Nov. 8? A look at Senate and House races
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The US Capitol is shown October 11, 2016 in Washington DC. House and Senate Republicans are in a close race with Democrats to keep control of both houses of Congress. ; Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images AirTalk November 8 will not only determine who sits in the Oval Office next year, but which party will take […]

Weighing the importance of the 2016 Popular Vote

Weighing the importance of the 2016 Popular Vote

Local residents learn about the history of African-American voting in the US, review issues that will be on the ballot and register to vote during the 5th annual Power Fest Music and Art Festival in Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016.; Credit: Susanica Tam for KPCC AirTalk While it is a […]

Weighing the importance of the 2016 Popular Vote

Weighing the importance of the 2016 Popular Vote

Local residents learn about the history of African-American voting in the US, review issues that will be on the ballot and register to vote during the 5th annual Power Fest Music and Art Festival in Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016.; Credit: Susanica Tam for KPCC AirTalk While it is a […]

On Boyle Heights, art galleries, changing neighborhoods and rising rents

On Boyle Heights, art galleries, changing neighborhoods and rising rents

Vandalized garage door of Nicodim Gallery in Boyle Heights, with the words “expletive” white art spray painted on. ; Credit: NBC L.A. Natalie Chudnovsky | AirTalk The Los Angeles Police Department launched an investigation into three instances of vandalism targeting art galleries in Boyle Heights — including graffiti that read “f— white art” on one […]

Pope says no to women priests for good – we look at women’s leadership elsewhere in the Catholic Church

Pope says no to women priests for good – we look at women’s leadership elsewhere in the Catholic Church

Nuns have lunch at the Atena park of Madrid on September 15, 2016. ; Credit: GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk As progressive as Pope Francis’ views are on issues like same-sex marriage and climate change, the pontiff’s recent comments about women in the priesthood show he’s still going to stick with tradition on some matters. During […]

5 things you should know before voting on Measure M

5 things you should know before voting on Measure M

A Metro map shows major highway and transit projects that would be built if Measure M passes.; Credit: LA MTA Matt Dangelantonio | AirTalk Earlier this year, L.A. County Metro CEO Phil Washington unveiled a $120 billion plan to revamp the city’s public transit system. Among many expansions to light rail and buses and improvements […]

Questioning the necessity, accuracy, influence of 2016 early voting "results"

Questioning the necessity, accuracy, influence of 2016 early voting "results"

Voters line up to vote early at the Supervisor of Elections office on October 24, 2016 in Bradenton, Florida. Early general election voting started in the state of Florida on October 24 and ends on either November 5 or Nov 6.; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images AirTalk Predicting the horse race between Donald Trump and Hillary […]

LA development roundup: Times’ Sea Breeze corruption probe, fate of The Reef and more

LA development roundup: Times’ Sea Breeze corruption probe, fate of The Reef and more

; Credit: John Labbe/Getty Images AirTalk Real estate is huge business in the city, and developers are eager to cash in on a tight housing inventory and the seemingly insatiable desire of people who want to live here. Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Times published an investigation looking at how one particular developing project […]

LA development roundup: Times’ Sea Breeze corruption probe, fate of The Reef and more

LA development roundup: Times’ Sea Breeze corruption probe, fate of The Reef and more

; Credit: John Labbe/Getty Images AirTalk Real estate is huge business in the city, and developers are eager to cash in on a tight housing inventory and the seemingly insatiable desire of people who want to live here. Over the weekend, the Los Angeles Times published an investigation looking at how one particular developing project […]

Yes, a recent WWF report says 67 percent of wildlife may go extinct — but don’t panic yet

Yes, a recent WWF report says 67 percent of wildlife may go extinct — but don’t panic yet

Elephants roam through trees and low bush on Septemebr 19, 2016 at the Pilanesberg National Park in the North West province, South Africa. They are among the animals mentioned in the report. ; Credit: GIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images Natalie Chudnovsky | AirTalk A recent report from the World Wildlife Fund has found that two-thirds of vertebrate […]