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Privatization? More money for support? A look at the future of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan

Privatization? More money for support? A look at the future of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan

U.S. soldiers board an Army Chinook transport helicopter after it brought fresh soldiers and supplies to the Korengal Outpost October 27, 2008. ; Credit: John Moore/Getty Images AirTalk® A recent proposal by a former contractor to privatize the war in Afghanistan has raised eyebrows along with questions about what the future of U.S. involvement in […]

Privatization? More money for support? A look at the future of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan

Privatization? More money for support? A look at the future of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan

U.S. soldiers board an Army Chinook transport helicopter after it brought fresh soldiers and supplies to the Korengal Outpost October 27, 2008. ; Credit: John Moore/Getty Images AirTalk® A recent proposal by a former contractor to privatize the war in Afghanistan has raised eyebrows along with questions about what the future of U.S. involvement in […]

City of Industry eyes huge public-private solar farm, but critics say project lacks transparency

City of Industry eyes huge public-private solar farm, but critics say project lacks transparency

Electrical Construction Crew completes installation of one of 4,322 ground-mounted solar panels.; Credit: LADWP AirTalk® The City of Industry has been working to bring the undeveloped hills that border Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties a gigantic solar farm. The project is the subject of an investigation by the Southern California News Group, which […]

Buzz kill or just being practical? A look at the modern-day prenup

Buzz kill or just being practical? A look at the modern-day prenup

Newlyweds walk along the promenade after getting married.; Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images AirTalk® Prenuptial agreements are often associated with wealth. When the 1% marry, they draw up contracts to protect the significant assets they have going into the marriage. But in recent years, prenups have become more common, extending far beyond the super rich. In […]

Teachers, let us know what changes you’d like to see in your schools and districts

Teachers, let us know what changes you’d like to see in your schools and districts

Children at Scripps Ranch KinderCare in San Diego play in their classroom with teacher LuAnn Cline who was surprised with the Early Childhood Educator Award and a $10,000 check from Knowledge Universe. ; Credit: Robert Benson/Getty Images for Knowledge Unive Kyle Stokes | AirTalk® The start of school this year coincides with the perfect opportunity […]

Teachers, let us know what changes you’d like to see in your schools and districts

Teachers, let us know what changes you’d like to see in your schools and districts

Children at Scripps Ranch KinderCare in San Diego play in their classroom with teacher LuAnn Cline who was surprised with the Early Childhood Educator Award and a $10,000 check from Knowledge Universe. ; Credit: Robert Benson/Getty Images for Knowledge Unive Kyle Stokes | AirTalk® The start of school this year coincides with the perfect opportunity […]

How does HBO’s ‘Confederate’ compare with past controversial TV and film?

How does HBO’s ‘Confederate’ compare with past controversial TV and film?

A member of the Ku Klux Klan holds a Confederate flag over his face during a rally, calling for the protection of Southern Confederate monument.; Credit: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® HBO has a new show called “Confederate,” which gives the audience a look at what life would be like if the Confederacy had won the […]

Cal State will drop remedial courses and placement tests by fall 2018

Cal State will drop remedial courses and placement tests by fall 2018

Students walk between classes on the California State University, Fullerton campus.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® America’s largest public university system will overhaul its remedial education system under an executive order signed Wednesday. California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White’s order mandates that Cal State schools discontinue math and English placement exams and the noncredit […]

Angelyne responds to the Hollywood Reporter revealing her true identity

Angelyne responds to the Hollywood Reporter revealing her true identity

Angelyne arrives at the Opening Night of “Rock of Ages” at the Pantages Theatre on February 15, 2011 in Hollywood, California.; Credit: Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images Sonia Schlesinger | AirTalk® Until Wednesday, the identity of the woman who “single-handedly created … a modern myth of L.A.” was a secret. Then, Gary Baum, a writer at the […]

Age-discrimination lawsuit against Google highlights growing problem in tech sector

Age-discrimination lawsuit against Google highlights growing problem in tech sector

The reception area at Google’s offices on December 2, 2008 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images AirTalk® A class-action lawsuit filed against Google claiming that the tech kingpin discriminated against older job candidates by intentionally not hiring them is one again shedding light on the seemingly rampant issue of ageism in the tech […]