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Chronic homelessness down, first-time homelessness up: We take a look at the 2018 LA Homeless Count

Chronic homelessness down, first-time homelessness up: We take a look at the 2018 LA Homeless Count

Makeshift tents house the homeless on a street in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The numbers from the 2018 L.A. and countywide homeless count are in and are showing a small decline in overall homeless numbers: 53,195 in the county and 31,516 in the city.   2018 Homeless Count numbers are […]

Chronic homelessness down, first-time homelessness up: We take a look at the 2018 LA Homeless Count

Chronic homelessness down, first-time homelessness up: We take a look at the 2018 LA Homeless Count

Makeshift tents house the homeless on a street in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The numbers from the 2018 L.A. and countywide homeless count are in and are showing a small decline in overall homeless numbers: 53,195 in the county and 31,516 in the city.   2018 Homeless Count numbers are […]

US steel tariffs go into effect at midnight: A look at the global reaction

US steel tariffs go into effect at midnight: A look at the global reaction

US President Donald Trump talks to the press before boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, on May 31, 2018, as he travels to Texas for Republican fundraisers.; Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The U.S. is implementing stiff tariffs on imported aluminum and steel. President Trump’s announcement this morning is drawing quick […]

Freedom of the press or tainted jury? Judge in Golden State Killer case deciding whether to publicly release search and arrest warrant info

Freedom of the press or tainted jury? Judge in Golden State Killer case deciding whether to publicly release search and arrest warrant info

Joseph James DeAngelo, the suspected “Golden State Killer”, appears in court for his arraignment on April 27, 2018 in Sacramento, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® A judge on Tuesday weighed how much information to release about the arrest of a former police officer accused of being the Golden State Killer. The Associated Press and […]

2018 Election: Your guide to the candidates for California attorney general

2018 Election: Your guide to the candidates for California attorney general

The California Supreme Court building.; Credit: Steve Rhodes/Flickr (by cc-nc-nd) AirTalk® California voters have a chance to pick the state’s top lawyer — the attorney general. The person in this job represents the state government in all its lawsuits and oversees the California Department of Justice, which prosecutes both criminal and civil cases on behalf […]

Your guide to the 2018 race for LA County Sheriff

Your guide to the 2018 race for LA County Sheriff

LA Sheriff Jim McDonnell addressing recruits at the Biscailuz Training Academy in Los Angeles, Calif. on Thursday, May 3, 2018.; Credit: Susanica Tam/For KPCC AirTalk® Come June 5, you get to have your say in who will head the largest sheriff’s department in the country. There are three candidates running — incumbent Sheriff Jim McDonnell […]

We evaluate US strategy towards North Korea as Trump opens door to diplomacy with Kim Jong Un hours after canceling summit

We evaluate US strategy towards North Korea as Trump opens door to diplomacy with Kim Jong Un hours after canceling summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and US President Donald Trump speaking to the press in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on February 9, 2018. ; Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® President Donald Trump declares he is “waiting” to see if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will again “engage in […]

NFL has settled on a solution to player protests during the national anthem

NFL has settled on a solution to player protests during the national anthem

NFL football stadium ; Credit: File photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images AirTalk® NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the “The Star-Spangled Banner” but requiring them to stand if they come to the field. The decision was […]

Faculty members call for USC president to resign after Tyndall scandal

Faculty members call for USC president to resign after Tyndall scandal

School President of USC CL Max Nikias attends The University Of Southern California’s Commencement Ceremony at Alumni Park at USC on May 11, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: Leon Bennett/Getty Images AirTalk® A group of some 200 faculty members at USC are calling for the school’s president to step down, after a brewing […]

Earth’s survival, as argued by a wizard and a prophet

Earth’s survival, as argued by a wizard and a prophet

Charles C. Mann ; Credit: aspeninstitute-internal, Flickr AirTalk® When you think about the world 40 years from now, what do you foresee? For one, envision a population of 10 billion. Now, if you’re like scientist William Vogt, Earth is overcrowded, grappling with limited resources and doomed. So we must do everything possible to, “Cut back! […]