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A Nation Engaged: Economic opportunity in Southern California

A Nation Engaged: Economic opportunity in Southern California
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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters at a rally at John Marshall High School on August 17, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.; Credit: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Tensions are rising this election season over economic opportunity in the U.S. As part of this ongoing conversation, AirTalk joins NPR’s collaborative series, A Nation Engaged, to ask […]

Poll: Sacrosanct? Petition to get In-N-Out to carry veggie burgers grows

Poll: Sacrosanct? Petition to get In-N-Out to carry veggie burgers grows

In-N-Out Burgers are served at the John Varvatos 13th Annual Stuart House benefit presented by Chrysler with Kids’ Tent by Hasbro Studios at John Varvatos Boutique on April 17, 2016.; Credit: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for John Varvatos A petition started last week on change.org calls for the Irvine-based chain to stop “letting its fans down […]

Late-night TV’s role in the presidential elections

Late-night TV’s role in the presidential elections

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 28: Jimmy Fallon hosts “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” at Rockefeller Center on January 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images); Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images In true late-night tradition, presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were guests last week on “The Tonight Show.” During the […]

Is #OscarsSoWhite creating ageist consequences?

Is #OscarsSoWhite creating ageist consequences?

A general view of atmosphere at the 86th Academy Awards Nominations Announcement at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on January 16, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. ; Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images Hollywood writer, Robert Bassing, is threatening to sue the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences. The potential suit was sparked by a recent policy […]

How global agriculture, farmers will be impacted by Bayer-Monsanto mega-deal

How global agriculture, farmers will be impacted by Bayer-Monsanto mega-deal

The picture taken on September 8, 2016 shows a sign with the logo at the headquarter of German chemical company Bayer. What are the implications of the Monsanto-Bayer merger? ; Credit: PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images Hoping to create a one-stop shop for all of farmers’ crop-growing and protection needs, the German chemical giant Bayer has purchased […]

What is Islamic exceptionalism and what are the geopolitical implications

What is Islamic exceptionalism and what are the geopolitical implications

Is there something exceptional about Islam that contributes to its problems? ; Credit: Photographer:Jason Kuffer Many American defenders of Islam have argued it’s much like other monotheistic faiths – subject to wide-ranging interpretations and with varying degrees of theology intertwined with politics. That’s not the perspective of senior fellow at the Brookings Institution Shadi Hamid. […]

Unveiling, or unleashing, the final Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan for California

Unveiling, or unleashing, the final Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan for California

Mirrors or “heliostats” at the eSolar Sierra SunTower power plant in Lancaster, California in the Mojave Desert. The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan would set aside 2,000 square miles of California desert for large-scale renewable energy projects.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images At 11 a.m. tomorrow, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will be in Palm Springs to […]

Silicon Valley’s next target of disruption: election day results

Silicon Valley’s next target of disruption: election day results

The polls are open in New Hampshire. A voter marks his ballot in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary Tuesday.; Credit: Matt Rourke/AP A new tech company wants to do to reporting of election results what AirBnB has done to the hotel industry. VoteCastr, an outfit founded by a group of big data advocates, journalists and startup […]

5 things you need to know about California’s new climate change legislation

5 things you need to know about California’s new climate change legislation

California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference on November 3, 2010 in Oakland, California. Brown has recently signed legislation to fight climate change. ; Credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images California will now be the nation’s example for reducing climate change after Governor Jerry Brown signed sweeping legislation yesterday that will require the Golden […]

Repeal the death penalty? 6 quotes from ‘yes’ and ‘no’ campaigns

Repeal the death penalty? 6 quotes from ‘yes’ and ‘no’ campaigns

We gathered a panel of six guests from all sides of the argument. They fielded questions from the audience on topics that ranged from fiscal to racial implications.; Credit: Milan Kovacevic Voters will see two state measures that take very different approaches in changing how California handles capital punishment in November. Proposition 62 would repeal the […]