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What Did You Learn From The Things Your Parents Left Behind?

What Did You Learn From The Things Your Parents Left Behind?

Parents holding hands with their child AirTalk® Often when parents pass away, grief isn’t the only thing the kids are left with. Usually a house or an apartment full of their belongings comes with the feeling of loss. Going through the stuff and deciding what to keep, what to toss and what to donate can […]

Reconsidering The Industry Standard Of Spaying And Neutering Very Young Dogs

Reconsidering The Industry Standard Of Spaying And Neutering Very Young Dogs

A puppy dog named Tim.; Credit: Photo by Stewart Black via Flickr / Creative Commons AirTalk® For years, spaying or neutering your dog as soon as possible has been the law of the land – but some studies in the last few years have shown that for some breeds, completing the procedure too early can […]

In Honor Of NYC’s In-N-Out Mystery… What Surprising Things Have You Found On The Streets of L.A.?

In Honor Of NYC’s In-N-Out Mystery… What Surprising Things Have You Found On The Streets of L.A.?

The famous pristine In-N-Out Double-Double that appeared mysteriously on the ground in Queens; Credit: Lincoln Boehm AirTalk® In the early morning of July 20, a man in Queens stumbled across a disturbing and unnatural scene. There was a “pristine In-N-Out Double-Double lying face up” by his bus stop on Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica, Queens. The […]

Big Boss Is Watching: The Benefits And Drawbacks of Employee Surveillance

Big Boss Is Watching: The Benefits And Drawbacks of Employee Surveillance

Employees work at computers in the office of ‘Content and Code’ on the Old Street roundabout in Shoreditch, London, England.; Credit: Oli Scarff/Getty Images AirTalk® As surveillance technology becomes more readily available, it’s getting more and more common — including in the workplace.  Employers have a wide range of options if they want to surveil […]

Whether And How A ‘Right To Shelter’ Policy Would Work In California, And What The State Can Learn From New York City

Whether And How A ‘Right To Shelter’ Policy Would Work In California, And What The State Can Learn From New York City

Tents and belongings of the homeless line a street in downtown Los Angeles, California on June 25, 2018.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® In a recent op-ed in the Los Angeles Times, Sacramento Mayor and co-chair of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Homeless and Supportive Housing Advisory Task Force Darrell Steinberg floats the idea that California […]

AirTalk Special Event: Apollo 11 — One Small Step, 50 Years Later

AirTalk Special Event: Apollo 11 — One Small Step, 50 Years Later

Picture taken on July 20, 1969 shows astronaut Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot, walking on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity (EVA). Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong took this photograph with a 70mm lunar surface camera. ; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images Jacklyn Kim | AirTalk® Fifty years ago on July […]

Kill Or No Kill? What Is The Best Way To Deal With SoCal’s Rising Coyote Population

Kill Or No Kill? What Is The Best Way To Deal With SoCal’s Rising Coyote Population

Urban coyote walking through a parking lot; Credit: Flickr user Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife AirTalk® Coyotes are back in Southern California and seemingly more aggressive than ever. If you’ve checked the Nextdoor app or even just chatted with your neighbors recently, chances are they’ve mentioned a coyote sighting. Plus, just yesterday there was […]

Will New Development In Skid Row Help Or Hurt Locals? LA City Officials And Residents Disagree On The Answer

Will New Development In Skid Row Help Or Hurt Locals? LA City Officials And Residents Disagree On The Answer

Trash lies beside the Skid Row City Limit mural as the city begins its annual homeless count in Los Angeles, California on January 26, 2018.; Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A plan to rezone LA’s skid row looks to create 100,000 new housing units by 2040 – but who will that new housing be accessible […]

Is Ignorance Really Bliss When It Comes To Knowing Your Risk of Alzheimer’s? Medical Experts Are Split

Is Ignorance Really Bliss When It Comes To Knowing Your Risk of Alzheimer’s? Medical Experts Are Split

Researchers have only recently been able to use brain scans to detect Alzheimer’s risk factors in living people.; Credit: /iStockphoto AirTalk® The rise of direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies has given us a closer look into the makeup of our DNA than ever before, and beyond finding out your family heritage, these tests also give consumers […]

Immigration Round-Up: New Asylum Policy And Update On Expected ICE Raids

Immigration Round-Up: New Asylum Policy And Update On Expected ICE Raids

US Immigration Rally at the Border; Credit: JAVIER TOVAR/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The Trump administration said Monday it will end asylum protections for most migrants who arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border in a major escalation of the president’s battle to tamp down immigration. According to a new rule published in the Federal Register, asylum seekers who […]