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Kavanaugh Day 2: Protests and debate continue as candidate answers senators’ questions

Kavanaugh Day 2: Protests and debate continue as candidate answers senators’ questions

Judge Brett Kavanaugh holds up a copy of the US Constitution as he testifies during the second day of his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to be an Associate Justice on the US Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, September 5, 2018.; Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® It’s Day 2 of the […]

From Roe v. Wade to gun rights: A legal analysis of the Kavanaugh confirmation

From Roe v. Wade to gun rights: A legal analysis of the Kavanaugh confirmation

US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh listens during the first day of his confirmation hearing in front of the US Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, on September 4, 2018.; Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® With the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings in full swing, both Democrats and Republicans alike have questions regarding the candidate’s judicial […]

Dem leader says no to double-doubles: the implications of In-N-Out’s political contributions

Dem leader says no to double-doubles: the implications of In-N-Out’s political contributions

A driver pulls into the drive-thru lane at an In-N-Out Burger restaurant in Alhambra, California on August 30, 2018. ; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® On Wednesday, California Democratic Party Chair Eric Bauman tweeted a call to boycott beloved SoCal burger chain In-N-Out because of it’s donation to the California GOP. Et tu In-N-Out? […]

Department of Education is readying new policies on campus sexual assaults, what are the implications?

Department of Education is readying new policies on campus sexual assaults, what are the implications?

US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a Cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House on August 16, 2018 in Washington, DC.; Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The University of Southern California is facing serious allegations over sexual misconduct. Other institutions as well like Ohio State and Michigan State universities are facing […]

It’s been a year since the big Amazon-Whole Foods merger — how has it changed the supermarket industry?

It’s been a year since the big Amazon-Whole Foods merger — how has it changed the supermarket industry?

Shopping at Whole Foods.; Credit: Stephen Hilger/Bloomberg/Getty Images AirTalk® It’s been a year since Amazon bought Whole Foods, and thought the organic supermarket chain isn’t all that different, the partnership has prompted changes to others players in the grocery business. Competitors such as Kroger, Costco, Walmart and Target have all taken measures both online and […]

How the modern day workplace is changing to accommodate ‘night owl’ employees after years of catering to ‘morning larks’

How the modern day workplace is changing to accommodate ‘night owl’ employees after years of catering to ‘morning larks’

A girl fall asleep while working.; Credit: Photo by CollegeDegrees360 via Flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® “The early bird gets the worm.” “Early to bed, early to rise.” If we believe the adages many of our parents told us when we were young, the earlier you can go to sleep and the earlier you start your […]

Maverick, straight-talker, patriot: Remembering the life, legacy and impact of John McCain on modern day politics

Maverick, straight-talker, patriot: Remembering the life, legacy and impact of John McCain on modern day politics

Sen. John McCain waves to protestors during a mass rally of the opposition at Independence Square in Kiev on Sunday.; Credit: Genya Savilov /AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® John McCain, US senator and former presidential candidate, died Saturday at his ranch in Arizona after battling brain cancer for more than a year. He was 81. He had […]

CA might legalize selling home-cooked meals – is it creating new economic opportunities or creating a public health risk?

CA might legalize selling home-cooked meals – is it creating new economic opportunities or creating a public health risk?

The California State Capitol in Sacramento.; Credit: Mathieu Thouvenin (Flickr Creative Commons) AirTalk® California may soon become the first state to legalize and regulate home kitchen operations. Assembly Bill 626 would allow individuals to sell homemade food as long as they have a permit, meet safety standards and keep their total sales below a certain […]

Are incomes really stagnant? Pew study indicates they’re moving ahead

Are incomes really stagnant? Pew study indicates they’re moving ahead

Twenty dollar bills sit in a wallet on August 29, 2017 in San Anselmo, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® A new Pew Research Center analysis of Federal Reserve data released last month found, unlike common belief, average household incomes are not stagnant and that wages for most Americans have actually gone up historically. The […]

Are incomes really stagnant? Pew study indicates they’re moving ahead

Are incomes really stagnant? Pew study indicates they’re moving ahead

Twenty dollar bills sit in a wallet on August 29, 2017 in San Anselmo, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® A new Pew Research Center analysis of Federal Reserve data released last month found, unlike common belief, average household incomes are not stagnant and that wages for most Americans have actually gone up historically. The […]