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Brown breaks up 138-year-old California Board of Equalization

Brown breaks up 138-year-old California Board of Equalization

California Governor-elect Jerry Brown speaks during a press conference at his campaign headquarters on November 3, 2010 in Oakland, California. ; Credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images AirTalk® Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation yesterday to break up the California Board of Equalization, a unique, obscure and powerful state agency that’s been handling our taxes and hearing […]

AirTalk asks: Is there a place for doctors in politics?

AirTalk asks: Is there a place for doctors in politics?

Doctors, nurses, patients and activists listen as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks at Bellevue Hospital a day after the Republicans released their health care bill to the public on June 23, 2017 in New York City.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images AirTalk® Health care politics are heating up – a reality that has some calling […]

What do officers have to disclose to testify as a witness? A ruling today explores that question

What do officers have to disclose to testify as a witness? A ruling today explores that question

Police officers stand guard at a barricade following the sniper shooting in Dallas. ; Credit: LAURA BUCKMAN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge is expected to decide this morning whether or not a man convicted of drug charges will get a retrial. Defendant Emil Alseranai claims his right to fair trial was violated. […]

What do officers have to disclose to testify as a witness? A ruling today explores that question

What do officers have to disclose to testify as a witness? A ruling today explores that question

Police officers stand guard at a barricade following the sniper shooting in Dallas. ; Credit: LAURA BUCKMAN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge is expected to decide this morning whether or not a man convicted of drug charges will get a retrial. Defendant Emil Alseranai claims his right to fair trial was violated. […]

What’s next for the LAPD Cadets program?

What’s next for the LAPD Cadets program?

Cadets in the LAPD’s Newton Division are required to go through a 16-week academy that takes place on Saturdays.; Credit: Brian De Los Santos/OnCentral AirTalk® Over the weekend more than 450 LAPD cadets graduated from the youth program. The ceremony was uncharacteristically solemn after a rough couple of weeks in the news. It all started […]

What’s next for the LAPD Cadets program?

What’s next for the LAPD Cadets program?

Cadets in the LAPD’s Newton Division are required to go through a 16-week academy that takes place on Saturdays.; Credit: Brian De Los Santos/OnCentral AirTalk® Over the weekend more than 450 LAPD cadets graduated from the youth program. The ceremony was uncharacteristically solemn after a rough couple of weeks in the news. It all started […]

What’s next for the LAPD Cadets program?

What’s next for the LAPD Cadets program?

Cadets in the LAPD’s Newton Division are required to go through a 16-week academy that takes place on Saturdays.; Credit: Brian De Los Santos/OnCentral AirTalk® Over the weekend more than 450 LAPD cadets graduated from the youth program. The ceremony was uncharacteristically solemn after a rough couple of weeks in the news. It all started […]

Democratic Senator Josh Newman on recall effort

Democratic Senator Josh Newman on recall effort

Freshman state Sen. Josh Newman, D-Fullerton, holds his daughter Cecily, six months, as he waits to be sworn-in to the state Senate, in Sacramento, Calif.; Credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP AirTalk® State Senator Josh Newman is the target of a recall effort for supporting Gov. Jerry Brown’s massive gas tax bill. The petition, led by former San […]

Democratic Senator Josh Newman on recall effort

Democratic Senator Josh Newman on recall effort

Freshman state Sen. Josh Newman, D-Fullerton, holds his daughter Cecily, six months, as he waits to be sworn-in to the state Senate, in Sacramento, Calif.; Credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP AirTalk® State Senator Josh Newman is the target of a recall effort for supporting Gov. Jerry Brown’s massive gas tax bill. The petition, led by former San […]

AirTalk asks: what experiences shaped your view of law enforcement?

AirTalk asks: what experiences shaped your view of law enforcement?

Police watch activists gather in front of The Metropolitan Museum of Art as they march up 5th Avenue in response to the recent fatal shootings of two black men by police, July 7, 2016 on the Upper East Side in New York City.; Credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images AirTalk® Last week, Minnesota police officer Jeronimo Yanez […]