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

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

Geologist explains how Salton Sea quake swarm could have triggered ‘the big one’

Geologist explains how Salton Sea quake swarm could have triggered ‘the big one’

Mullet Island, one of the four small volcanoes on the southern San Andreas Fault. ; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk A quake swarm in the Salton Sea that lasted over 24 hours from Monday into Tuesday has created a short-term increase in the risk of waking up the San Andreas fault. “A swarm is when […]

A geologist explains how the Salton Sea quake swarm could trigger ‘the big one’

A geologist explains how the Salton Sea quake swarm could trigger ‘the big one’

Mullet Island, one of the four small volcanoes on the southern San Andreas Fault. ; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk A quake swarm in the Salton Sea that lasted over 24 hours from Monday into Tuesday has created a short-term increase in the risk of waking up the San Andreas fault. “A swarm is when […]

How to avoid the ‘bystander effect’: Point to a specific person, demand help

How to avoid the ‘bystander effect’: Point to a specific person, demand help

Screenshot from video, as seen on ABC7. ; Credit: Screenshot from video, as seen on ABC7. Matt Dangelantonio | AirTalk A woman is dragged out of a store in broad daylight by a hammer-wielding man and the whole thing is caught on camera. But despite there being witnesses to the incident, no one steps in […]

As LA reinvents itself, how historical buildings can follow suit

As LA reinvents itself, how historical buildings can follow suit

People wait in line to see Paul McCartney in a free concert, 27 June 2007 outside the Amoeba record store where the former Beatle will be performing.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk A few famous buildings in L.A. are going the way of condominium highrises and mixed-use spaces. The Los Angeles Times building has been […]

Weighing severity of Sec. Kerry’s ultimatum to Russia over Aleppo "barbarism"

Weighing severity of Sec. Kerry’s ultimatum to Russia over Aleppo "barbarism"

US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speak to the press at the Hotel Intercontinental on September 12, 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland.; Credit: Harold Cunningham/Getty Images Bradley Klapper | AirTalk WASHINGTON (AP) – Secretary of State John Kerry threatened on Wednesday to end all cooperation between the United States […]

Analysis: What mattered most to voters in the Trump, Clinton face-off

Analysis: What mattered most to voters in the Trump, Clinton face-off

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (L) speaks as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Moderator Lester Holt listen during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University.; Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images AirTalk Running into overtime, last night’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump saw them duking it out over her long record in politics and […]

AirTalk asks: Which albums defined your youth?

AirTalk asks: Which albums defined your youth?

Kurt Cobain and Nirvana during the taping of MTV Unplugged at Sony Studios in New York City on Nov. 18, 1993.; Credit: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images AirTalk Some of us may remember where we were when we first heard, “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” It marked the beginning of a movement away from hair bands like “Guns […]

Cell phone video of Charlotte shooting released, and the likelihood that Tulsa officer could be convicted of manslaughter in shooting

Cell phone video of Charlotte shooting released, and the likelihood that Tulsa officer could be convicted of manslaughter in shooting

A police officer in uniform.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC AirTalk We’re getting a first look at cell phone video released to the New York Times of the police-involved shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was shot by Scott’s wife, Rakeyia, who can be heard telling police that her husband does not have a gun […]