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What you need to know about the Rose Bowl and Rose Parade security

What you need to know about the Rose Bowl and Rose Parade security
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In this handout image provided by Disneyland, The Disneyland Resort entry in the 2016 Rose Parade brings to life the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration at the 127th Tournament of Roses Parade.; Credit: Handout/Getty Images AirTalk If you’re headed to the Rose Parade or the Rose Bowl game on Monday, be prepared to face heightened security. […]

Amy Webb shares tools on how everyone can think like a futurist, and why it matters

Amy Webb shares tools on how everyone can think like a futurist, and why it matters

Futurist Amy Webb.; Credit: Amy Webb Jacklyn Kim | AirTalk There’s a lot more to planning for the future than you might think. Whether it’s your personal career goals, or keeping up with the latest advances in tech, or even spotting out the chances of a fringe candidate like Donald Trump – who will now […]

Climatologist predicts a wet winter, but warns the drought isn’t over

Climatologist predicts a wet winter, but warns the drought isn’t over

Bob Lavezzari clears ashen mud from his street in a neighborhood threatened with a possible major mudslide below a burned hillside as a storm brings rain in the midst of record drought.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk Los Angeles received about five times the amount of rain this December than it did during the same […]

Local climatologist predicts a wet winter, but warns the drought isn’t over yet

Local climatologist predicts a wet winter, but warns the drought isn’t over yet

Bob Lavezzari clears ashen mud from his street in a neighborhood threatened with a possible major mudslide below a burned hillside as a storm brings rain in the midst of record drought.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk Los Angeles received about five times the amount of rain this December than it did last. William Patzert, […]

New year, new laws: A roundup of California politics for 2017

New year, new laws: A roundup of California politics for 2017

Election workers sort through unprocessed vote-by-mail ballots at the Sacramento County Registrar of Voters office on Monday.; Credit: Ben Adler/Capital Public Radio AirTalk It’s been a whirlwind of a year, especially in the world of politics. And in California, the election came a slew of new bills and therefore, new laws. The landscape of the […]

Is the state’s $15.5B WaterFix project the right way to invest in future water reliability for Southern California?

Is the state’s $15.5B WaterFix project the right way to invest in future water reliability for Southern California?

In this Feb. 25, 2016, file photo, water flows through an irrigation canal to crops near Lemoore, Calif. ; Credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP AirTalk There’s good news for Governor Brown’s giant water tunnels project. The state just released its environmental impact report for the two massive tunnels that would divert an additional five-percent of Sacramento River […]

‘Congratulations on your acceptance’: We debate ‘early decision’ college admissions

‘Congratulations on your acceptance’: We debate ‘early decision’ college admissions

; Credit: LA Johnson/NPR Natalie Chudnovsky | AirTalk While most high school seniors are currently finishing up college applications, some have already received early decision admissions. Early decision is a process by which a student applies to one university in November and, should they be accepted, are obligated to attend. This helps universities lock in […]

Inside the debate over President Obama’s drilling ban

Inside the debate over President Obama’s drilling ban

The Development Driller III, which is drilling the relief well, is seen at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill May 11, 2010 off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images AirTalk President Obama is using a provision of a 1953 law to try to permanently ban drilling in […]

Should taxpayer money go legal aid for immigrants facing deportation?

Should taxpayer money go legal aid for immigrants facing deportation?

Diana Simpson-Lowe writes a sign to carry as people gather holding placards and voicing their displeasure with the recent US election results on International Migrants Day on December 18, 2016 in downtown Los Angeles. ; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is considering allocating a million dollars for […]

Should taxpayer money go legal aid for immigrants facing deportation?

Should taxpayer money go legal aid for immigrants facing deportation?

Diana Simpson-Lowe writes a sign to carry as people gather holding placards and voicing their displeasure with the recent US election results on International Migrants Day on December 18, 2016 in downtown Los Angeles. ; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is considering allocating a million dollars for […]