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Dallas memorial: Reactions to President Obama’s remarks

Dallas memorial: Reactions to President Obama’s remarks
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US President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference at the White House in Washington, DC.; Credit: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk listeners react to President Obama’s remarks following last week’s shootings.  Call us at 866-893-5722 with your comments and analysis of the president’s speech. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

AirTalk election 2016: Candidates’ response to recent violence, Trump meets with GOP, and the Dems evolving platform

AirTalk election 2016: Candidates’ response to recent violence, Trump meets with GOP, and the Dems evolving platform

US President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (L) in Charlotte, North Carolina, on July 5, 2016.; Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images In AirTalk’s weekly political segment, a look at how the recent shootings in Texas, Louisiana, and Minnesota have impacted the presidential race and political rhetoric. As the […]

Wife of SoCal police officer: ‘I was afraid for him today’ following Dallas shooting

Wife of SoCal police officer: ‘I was afraid for him today’ following Dallas shooting

Dallas police stand watch near the scene where four Dallas police officers were shot and killed on July 7, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.; Credit: Ron Jenkins/Getty Images The grief and shock from an already tumultuous week took on a new dimension after Thursday evening’s sniper attack on police officers during a demonstration in Dallas — […]

Alton Sterling, Philando Castile police shootings reignite criticism of law enforcement

Alton Sterling, Philando Castile police shootings reignite criticism of law enforcement

Protesters gather in front of a mural painted on the wall of the convenience store where Alton Sterling was shot and killed, July 6, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sterling was shot by a police officer in front of the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, July 5, leading the Department of […]

California makes vaccines mandatory for schoolchildren — which side are you on?

California makes vaccines mandatory for schoolchildren — which side are you on?

As California’s new law requiring almost all children entering day care, kindergarten or 7th grade to be vaccinated against various diseases took effect Friday.; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images As California’s new law requiring almost all children entering day care, kindergarten or 7th grade to be vaccinated against various diseases took effect Friday, opponents filed a […]

Congressional leaders promise new vote on Zika funding deadlock

Congressional leaders promise new vote on Zika funding deadlock

David Henrique Ferreira, 5 months, who was born with microcephaly, is kissed by his mother Mylene Helena Ferreira in Recife, Pernambuco state, Brazil.; Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images An emergency funding bill dedicated to combating the Zika virus is expected to come up for another contentious vote in Congress this week. Republicans and Democrats are quarrelling […]

LA Magazine food critic details his three requirements for food to be considered ‘artisanal’

LA Magazine food critic details his three requirements for food to be considered ‘artisanal’

The cover of Patric Kuh’s newest book, “Finding the Flavors We Lost.”; Credit: Harper Collins Terms like “artisanal” and “farm to table” are used widely in our food-obsessed culture today. But what do those terms really mean? Where do they come from? Los Angeles Magazine’s award-winning restaurant critic Patric Kuh explores the origins of these […]

Lynch-Clinton meeting casts a shadow on Hillary’s email investigation

Lynch-Clinton meeting casts a shadow on Hillary’s email investigation

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch speaks at a press conference on June 22, 2016 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Allison Shelley/Getty Images U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has come under fire for her private meeting with former president Bill Clinton on Monday. The meeting, which has been described by Lynch as a social encounter, occurred at […]

Scientists pressure Greenpeace over GMOs

Scientists pressure Greenpeace over GMOs

Plant Biotechnologist Dr. Swapan Datta inspects a genetically modified ‘Golden Rice’ plant at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) at IRRC’s headquarters in Los Banos, Philippines. In an open letter to Greenpeace, more than 100 Nobel laureates are pressuring the environmental group to change its position on genetically modified crops — in particular, a strain of rice […]

Some homeless people can’t be helped, ‘but do these people deserve to die on a sidewalk?’

Some homeless people can’t be helped, ‘but do these people deserve to die on a sidewalk?’

A homeless man walks down the street as a new day begins in Skid Row, where the homeless have waken up before dawn to dismantle their beds and encampments before businesses open.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Vicki Vickers, 50, was one of the tens of thousands of homeless people living on the streets of Santa […]