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Oscar-winning composer, pianist and conductor André Previn dies at 89

Oscar-winning composer, pianist and conductor André Previn dies at 89

André George Previn, (born Andreas Ludwig Priwin; April 6, 1929) was a German-American pianist, conductor, and composer. Previn is the winner of four Academy Awards for his film work and ten Grammy Awards for his recordings.; Credit: www.bbc.co.uk AirTalk® André Previn, the pianist, composer and conductor whose broad reach took in the worlds of Hollywood, […]

Oscar-winning composer, pianist and conductor André Previn dies at 89

Oscar-winning composer, pianist and conductor André Previn dies at 89

André George Previn, (born Andreas Ludwig Priwin; April 6, 1929) was a German-American pianist, conductor, and composer. Previn is the winner of four Academy Awards for his film work and ten Grammy Awards for his recordings.; Credit: www.bbc.co.uk AirTalk® André Previn, the pianist, composer and conductor whose broad reach took in the worlds of Hollywood, […]

Michael Cohen testifies in front of the House Oversight and Reform committee

Michael Cohen testifies in front of the House Oversight and Reform committee

Michael Cohen, former attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump is sworn in before testifying before the House Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill February 27, 2019 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk® Michael Cohen, former attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump, is preparing to tell the House committee for Oversight and Reform that Trump […]

Michael Cohen testifies in front of the House Oversight and Reform committee

Michael Cohen testifies in front of the House Oversight and Reform committee

Michael Cohen, former attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump is sworn in before testifying before the House Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill February 27, 2019 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk® Michael Cohen, former attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump, is preparing to tell the House committee for Oversight and Reform that Trump […]

United Methodist Church votes ‘No’ on inclusive LGBTQ proposal

United Methodist Church votes ‘No’ on inclusive LGBTQ proposal

A man walks to cast his ballot at a polling station at the United Methodist Church Chapel of the Valley in El Cajon, California on November 6, 2018.; Credit: ARIANA DREHSLER/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® On Tuesday, The United Methodist Church rejected a proposal to formally embrace same-sex weddings and gay clergy in a 449-374 vote. The […]

Federal judge declares men-only draft is unconstitutional — is it time for women to be in the draft too?

Federal judge declares men-only draft is unconstitutional — is it time for women to be in the draft too?

A female US soldier manning a machine gun on a vehicle during clashes in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on June 13, 2003.; Credit: RAMZI HAIDAR/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A federal judge in Houston ruled Friday that men-only military drafts violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fifth Amendment. The men’s rights organization National Coalition […]

A California bill wants to set aside money for pet care at homeless shelters — what are the benefits and challenges of furry friends in shelters?

A California bill wants to set aside money for pet care at homeless shelters — what are the benefits and challenges of furry friends in shelters?

Homeless encampment resident Tammy Schuler kisses one of her pet dogs beside a row of tents and tarps that line the Santa Ana River bicycle path, near Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, January 25, 2018. ; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A measure proposed by state Senator Robert Hertzberg is looking to expand shelter to […]

Would it be better for strippers to be classified as employees or contractors?

Would it be better for strippers to be classified as employees or contractors?

A dancer performs at a strip club.; Credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® In 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a landmark decision in Dynamex Operations West Inc. v. Superior Court which created new, stricter standards for determining who is classified as a contractor. The case determined that Dynamex truckers, previously classified as contractors, should be […]

No Backsies? Trump administration announces intent to take back California’s high speed rail funding

No Backsies? Trump administration announces intent to take back California’s high speed rail funding

In this handout image provided by the California High-Speed Rail Authority, Construction of the Cedar Viaduct seen from the Golden State Boulevard to west of State Route 99 on July 13, 2017 in Fresno, California. ; Credit: Handout/Getty Images AirTalk® In a move Governor Newsom has characterized as retaliatory, President Trump has said he plans […]

San Bernardino apple farm sues school district for pulling student tours for owner’s racially charged tweets

San Bernardino apple farm sues school district for pulling student tours for owner’s racially charged tweets

Cajon High School in San Bernardino on Monday afternoon, April 10, 2017.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC AirTalk® For years, Riley Farms in San Bernardino county hosted school tours featuring a colonial era, reenactment-style apple orchard. That was until tweets from owner James Riley surfaced sparking a public backlash. Riley’s tweets, often of a conservative political nature […]