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Pentagon successfully tested its missile defense system yesterday, but is it worth the cost?

Pentagon successfully tested its missile defense system yesterday, but is it worth the cost?

TOPSHOT – People watch a ground based interceptor missle take off at Vandenberg Air Force base, California on May 30, 2017.; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® It was back-patting and hand-shaking all around at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Tuesday after a rocket that U.S. military officials launched off the coast of Santa Barbara […]

Listen to California’s top gubernatorial candidates weigh-in on the 2018 election

Listen to California’s top gubernatorial candidates weigh-in on the 2018 election

The dome and exterior of the California State Capitol building in 2015, in Sacramento.; Credit: George Rose/Getty Images AirTalk® When California Governor Jerry Brown terms out in 2018, there will be a long list of potential candidates vying for his seat at the statehouse. Among the early names mentioned or already campaigning are Lt. Gov. […]

Alzheimer’s expert details CDC report showing deaths from the disease rising in US

Alzheimer’s expert details CDC report showing deaths from the disease rising in US

The year in brain research.; Credit: Image by Catherine MacBride/Getty Images AirTalk® As rates of Alzheimer’s disease continue to rise in the United States, a report out from the Centers for Disease Control shows that deaths from the disease are spiking pretty significantly The CDC’s ‘Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report’ shows a 54.5 percent increase […]

The culture of US government leaks to the media, in the context of Manchester

The culture of US government leaks to the media, in the context of Manchester

Britain’s Defence Secretary Michael Fallon (L) and Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson leave Downing Street in central London. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May said she would raise the issue of leaks from a probe into the Manchester terror attack that have infuriated British authorities with their US counterparts.; Credit: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® In light […]

Lessons from ESPN’s ‘Mike & Mike’ on how to maintain a successful business partnership

Lessons from ESPN’s ‘Mike & Mike’ on how to maintain a successful business partnership

Sports broadcasters Mike Greenberg (L) and Mike Golic, hosts of ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike” show, speak as they are inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Broadcasting Hall of Fame.; Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images AirTalk® One of sports talk radio’s most famous pair is breaking up: ESPN’s long-running talk show “Mike and Mike” is […]

Updating the state debate over how to quantify how high is too high to drive under the influence of marijuana

Updating the state debate over how to quantify how high is too high to drive under the influence of marijuana

A motorist produces their driver’s license at a DUI checkpoint in Bellflower on March 6, 2014.; Credit: Stuart Palley/KPCC AirTalk® As the state of California works to implement the regulatory framework for its nascent recreational marijuana industry following voters’ approval of Proposition 64, which legalized pot for recreational use statewide, the debate over how exactly […]

The latest on the Manchester terrorist attack

The latest on the Manchester terrorist attack

Emergency response vehicles are parked at the scene of a suspected terrorist attack during a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande in Manchester, northwest England on May 23, 2017. ; Credit: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® British authorities have identified the suspect in the Manchester suicide bombing attack as 22-year-old Salman Abedi. The attack happened […]

Implementing Prop 57: Should non-violent sex offenders be eligible for parole?

Implementing Prop 57: Should non-violent sex offenders be eligible for parole?

A new proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown would make it easier for non-violent offenders to get parole for good behavior and give judges the latitude to decide whether juveniles as young as 14 to be tried as adults for serious crimes. ; Credit: L. Matthew Bowler/Getty Images AirTalk® In 2016, California voters approved a parole […]

New California bill may keep drug companies from giving doctors gifts

New California bill may keep drug companies from giving doctors gifts

Dr. Elizabeth Maziarka reads a blood pressure gauge during an examination of patient June Mendez at the Codman Square Health Center April 11, 2006 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. ; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images AirTalk® On Thursday, state Senate passed a bill banning drug company payments or gifts to California doctors. The bill’s rationale is physicians who […]

Analyzing the future of LA schools after Tuesday’s LAUSD election

Analyzing the future of LA schools after Tuesday’s LAUSD election

Children at Scripps Ranch KinderCare in San Diego play in their classroom on October 1, 2013 in San Diego, CA.; Credit: Robert Benson/Getty Images for Knowledge Unive AirTalk® When Nick Melvoin and — assuming her narrow lead in Tuesday’s election holds — Kelly Gonez are sworn in as the newest members of the Los Angeles […]

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