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What a potentially short and weak La Niña means for SoCal’s ongoing drought

What a potentially short and weak La Niña means for SoCal’s ongoing drought
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Dried mud and the remnants of a marina is seen at the New Melones Lake reservoir which is now at less than 20 percent capacity as a severe drought continues to affect California on May 24, 2015. ; Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images Natalie Chudnovsky | AirTalk A new report from the NOAA Climate Prediction Center, […]

How cops feel about the LAPD’s new reforms

How cops feel about the LAPD’s new reforms

With black ribbons across their badge and holding a gun, police recruits attend their graduation ceremony at LAPD Headquarters. ; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk The LA Police Commission unanimously voted yesterday to have the LAPD more quickly release information about police shootings. A nearly year-long study by the Department’s Inspector General looked at […]

The state of the Republican Party (meltdown) and its impact on down ballot races

The state of the Republican Party (meltdown) and its impact on down ballot races

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) holds a news briefing following the weekly Republican Conference meeting at the U.S. Capitol November 16, 2015 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk Despite the RNC’s commitment to stay loyal to Donald Trump — even after his most recent scandal involving recordings of him discussing groping […]

The state of the Republican Party (meltdown) and its impact on down ballot races

The state of the Republican Party (meltdown) and its impact on down ballot races

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) holds a news briefing following the weekly Republican Conference meeting at the U.S. Capitol November 16, 2015 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk Despite the RNC’s commitment to stay loyal to Donald Trump — even after his most recent scandal involving recordings of him discussing groping […]

Clinton’s campaign emails: Sorting out the implications of the latest Wikileaks release

Clinton’s campaign emails: Sorting out the implications of the latest Wikileaks release

Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a speech at Temple University on September 19, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk On the heels of Trump’s 2005 “hot mic” video, Wikileaks released Friday a slew of reportedly hacked emails from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta. The emails had […]

Legal analysis: Charges against ‘Backpage’ CEO

Legal analysis: Charges against ‘Backpage’ CEO

Grace Marie, a sex worker and dominatrix, poses for photo in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 30, 2015. She has posted advertisements on the classified ad website Backpage.com.; Credit: Jae C. Hong/AP AirTalk The former owners of the LA Weekly have been charged with conspiracy to commit pimping. Michael Lacey and James Larkin sold off […]

What we learned from California’s one and only US Senate debate

What we learned from California’s one and only US Senate debate

California U.S. Senate Democratic candidate California Attorney General Kamala Harris, left, speaks as Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, center, listens during a debate.; Credit: Mark J. Terrill/AP AirTalk At the one and only debate between the two candidates vying for Barbara Boxer’s US Senate seat took place last night at Cal State LA, Loretta Sanchez and Kamala […]

100 greatest TV shows of all time?

100 greatest TV shows of all time?

From left to right: Steven Van Zandt as Silvio Dante, James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano and Tony Sirico as Paulie Walnuts star in HBO’s hit television series, “The Sopranos” (Year 3).; Credit: HBO AirTalk Rolling Stone splashed its latest cover with a list of “The 100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time,” but of course […]

Supreme Court 2016 term: Criminal appeals, racial questions, one empty chair

Supreme Court 2016 term: Criminal appeals, racial questions, one empty chair

The courtroom of he U.S. Supreme Court is seen September 30, 2016 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk In a rare departure from recent years, the Supreme Court will hear several appeals focused on criminal  prosecutions within the first weeks of its new term. Among the high profile criminal cases is Buck […]

AirTalk election 2016 : How both campaigns should spin Trump’s tax returns

AirTalk election 2016 : How both campaigns should spin Trump’s tax returns

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event on October 1, 2016 at the Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Manheim, Pennsylvania.; Credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images AirTalk 1995 was apparently a terrible year for Donald Trump’s businesses. According to pages of Trump’s state tax returns for that year, he lost over $900 million. Over […]