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Immigration roundup: DHS Inspector General report says ICE can’t handle increased deportations, plus the DOJ’s warning to California

Immigration roundup: DHS Inspector General report says ICE can’t handle increased deportations, plus the DOJ’s warning to California

File: In this handout provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, foreign nationals were arrested this week during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens Feb. 9, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.; Credit: ICE via Getty Images AirTalk® If the Trump administration […]

It’s illegal to sell homemade food in California — but that might change

It’s illegal to sell homemade food in California — but that might change

Rosa Alvarez, right, and daughter-in-law Nicole Maiden Alvarez show off the results of a tamale making class that helped them bond in the kitchen. ; Credit: Adolfo Guzman-Lopez/KPCC AirTalk® Selling tamales, wontons, blintzes and other foods made in a home kitchen that aren’t “non-potentially hazardous” is considered a crime in California. That’s something Assembly Bill […]

Pilot, former police officer explains why we can’t stop watching LA car chases

Pilot, former police officer explains why we can’t stop watching LA car chases

A Metropolitan Transit Authority bus that was hijacked by a gunman and a UPS truck lie wrecked after crashing May 2, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. ; Credit: Getty/David McNew AirTalk® Let’s face it. Police car chases are hard to stop watching. They’re suspenseful, exciting, dangerous, and despite the fact that most of them end […]

Media watcher, Republican strategist on future of Bill O’Reilly at Fox News, what it might look like without him

Media watcher, Republican strategist on future of Bill O’Reilly at Fox News, what it might look like without him

An advertisement for Bill O’Reilly’s top-rated Fox News show is displayed in the window of the News Corporation headquarters on April 5, 2017 in New York City. ; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images AirTalk® Popular cable TV political commentator Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the airwaves of Fox News to host his ratings juggernaut […]

AirTalk asks: Is professional baseball boring or just in need of rebranding?

AirTalk asks: Is professional baseball boring or just in need of rebranding?

Grant Dayton #75 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the fifth inning of a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on April 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images AirTalk® Baseball is at a crossroads, faced with the challenge of making changes to speed the pace of […]

AirTalk asks: Is professional baseball boring or just in need of rebranding?

AirTalk asks: Is professional baseball boring or just in need of rebranding?

Grant Dayton #75 of the Los Angeles Dodgers pitches during the fifth inning of a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on April 17, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images AirTalk® Baseball is at a crossroads, faced with the challenge of making changes to speed the pace of […]

Week in politics: Talking tax protests and reforms ahead of tax day, plus what to make of rising tensions between US and North Korea

Week in politics: Talking tax protests and reforms ahead of tax day, plus what to make of rising tensions between US and North Korea

(L to R) U.S. Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with South Korean acting president and prime minister Hwang Kyo-ahn during their joint press conference on April 17, 2017.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images AirTalk® As millions of Americans wrap up their tax filings with tomorrow being the final day to do so, many are still calling […]

Nearing 100 day mark, Republican analysts explore competing narratives on Trump’s core supporters

Nearing 100 day mark, Republican analysts explore competing narratives on Trump’s core supporters

US President Donald Trump arrives on Air Force One at the Palm Beach International Airport to spend Easter weekend at Mar-a-Lago resort on April 13, 2017 in West Palm Beach, Florida.; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images AirTalk® Depending on what you’re reading or who you’re talking to these days, you’ll probably very different perspectives on whether […]

What Aspen Skiing buying Mammoth means for SoCal skiers

What Aspen Skiing buying Mammoth means for SoCal skiers

Mikaela Shiffrin of the USA skis the first run of the women’s slalom at the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational Audi FIS Ski World Cup at Aspen Mountain on November 25, 2012 in Aspen, Colorado. ; Credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images Ben Bergman | AirTalk® With the news that Colorado-based Aspen Skiing Company. is buying the company […]

What Aspen Skiing buying Mammoth means for SoCal skiers

What Aspen Skiing buying Mammoth means for SoCal skiers

Mikaela Shiffrin of the USA skis the first run of the women’s slalom at the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational Audi FIS Ski World Cup at Aspen Mountain on November 25, 2012 in Aspen, Colorado. ; Credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images Ben Bergman | AirTalk® With the news that Colorado-based Aspen Skiing Company. is buying the company […]