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Week in politics: Policy and political analysts break down what DACA rollback means for DREAMers, Congress and everyone in between

Week in politics: Policy and political analysts break down what DACA rollback means for DREAMers, Congress and everyone in between

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration at the Justice Department September 5, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk® President’s Obama’s five-year-old protections for those illegally brought to the US as kids is being phased out. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced two hours ago that the DACA program will wind down […]

What does halting DACA mean for Los Angeles businesses and employees?

What does halting DACA mean for Los Angeles businesses and employees?

Volunteers from The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) protest with banners and placards over a freeway in Los Angeles, California on August 28, 2017.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Today, President Donald Trump was expected to announce his decision regarding the program that would protect from children from deportation. Put in place by […]

Construction industry workers weigh in on challenges of finding and retaining employees

Construction industry workers weigh in on challenges of finding and retaining employees

Workers toss a sign over the 110 freeway that was ruined in an early morning fire that destroyed a seven-story apartment building under construction on December 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® A new survey from the Associated General Contractors of America found that 70 percent of construction firms are […]

The worst-case scenario of the housing crisis: homelessness

The worst-case scenario of the housing crisis: homelessness

Los Angeles Police Department officers patrol on bicycles past a homeless man napping with cigarette in hand at his encampment on a downtown sidewalk in Los Angeles, California on June 7, 2017, a city facing a growing homeless population and less affordable housing.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® All week, KPCC is looking at […]

Engineering, conservation experts assess status of CA flood management infrastructure

Engineering, conservation experts assess status of CA flood management infrastructure

A view of of the heavily damaged spillway at Lake Oroville on April 11, 2017 in Oroville, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® As the nation focuses on the disaster in southeast Texas, Californians are forced to consider our own water infrastructure. Levees are vulnerable for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and throughout the Central […]

The pros and cons of a recording fee for real estate documents

The pros and cons of a recording fee for real estate documents

A sold sign is posted in front of a home for sale on July 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California.; Credit: Getty Images Matt Dangelantonio | AirTalk® When California’s crippling affordable housing crisis comes up, two problems that should surprise no one often emerge among the biggest hurdles to get past: funding and supply. In […]

Analyzing Berkeley police tactics after weekend protests turned violent

Analyzing Berkeley police tactics after weekend protests turned violent

Antifa members and counter protesters gather at the rightwing No To Marxism rally on August 27, 2017 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Berkeley, California.; Credit: AMY OSBORNE / Contributor AirTalk® Black-clad anarchists on Sunday stormed into what had been a largely peaceful Berkeley protest against hate and attacked at least five people, including […]

Analyzing Berkeley police tactics after weekend protests turned violent

Analyzing Berkeley police tactics after weekend protests turned violent

Antifa members and counter protesters gather at the rightwing No To Marxism rally on August 27, 2017 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Berkeley, California.; Credit: AMY OSBORNE / Contributor AirTalk® Black-clad anarchists on Sunday stormed into what had been a largely peaceful Berkeley protest against hate and attacked at least five people, including […]

What to expect at this weekend’s San Francisco rally, plus Berkeley rally cancelled

What to expect at this weekend’s San Francisco rally, plus Berkeley rally cancelled

Police stand by as thousands of protesters prepare to march in Boston against a planned ‘Free Speech Rally’ just one week after the violent ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Virginia; Credit: Spencer Platt / Staff AirTalk® In the wake of Charlottesville, two controversial rallies were to be held in the Bay Area this weekend. As […]

What does a salmon farm spill mean for the environment?

What does a salmon farm spill mean for the environment?

Fresh wild and farmed Loch Duart salmon filets are seen on a tray at the San Francisco Fish Company April 11, 2008 in San Francisco, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® As reported by the Los Angeles Times, Atlantic salmon farmed around Cypress Island recently escaped faulty equipment. Now Washington state officials are calling […]