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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 […]

Justice Dept. could look into affirmative action decisions at universities

Justice Dept. could look into affirmative action decisions at universities

Workers staff the Undergraduate Admissions office at the University of Michigan, which was the subject of a U.S. Supreme Court case concerning affirmative action in 2003.; Credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images AirTalk® The Trump Administration may start investigating and suing universities that could be considered unfair to white students. As reported by the New York Times, […]

Mayor Eric Garcetti on Olympics 2028, plus AirTalk listeners weigh in on games coming to LA

Mayor Eric Garcetti on Olympics 2028, plus AirTalk listeners weigh in on games coming to LA

The Los Angeles Coliseum, venue for the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games.; Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® After a long wait and plenty of speculation over whether Los Angeles would get the 2024 or 2028 Olympics, a deal has finally been reached for L.A. to host the Summer Games in 2028. The arrangement with the […]

Discussing the CA bill looking to restrict how state-licensed cannabis businesses advertise

Discussing the CA bill looking to restrict how state-licensed cannabis businesses advertise

T-shirts with marijuana slogans are displayed during a ComfyTree Cannabis Academy conference February 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk® As the legal recreational cannabis industry continues to take shape across California following the passage of Proposition 64 in November, marijuana businesses both small and large are looking to make their […]

The legacy of 4-term California governor Jerry Brown

The legacy of 4-term California governor Jerry Brown

California Gov. Jerry Brown shows charts to reporters during a news conference where he revealed his revised California State budget on May 11, 2017 in Sacramento, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® With Jerry Brown terming out in 2018, it’s time we look back to the fiscal conservatism of his first two terms (1975-1983), […]

LinkedIn and hiQ duke it out over your data

LinkedIn and hiQ duke it out over your data

The LinkedIn logo is displayed on an iPhone on August 3, 2016.; Credit: Carl Court/Getty Images AirTalk® Today, a hearing for a suit against LinkedIn will begin. The company suing is hiQ, a San Francisco based organization that has been collecting data from public LinkedIn profiles since 2012. They use the data to determine whether […]

LA municipal bank: The ethical choice or a waste of money?

LA municipal bank: The ethical choice or a waste of money?

A bank teller counts the stack of Chinese yuan and US dollars at a bank in Shanghai on July 22, 2005.; Credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® At a Tuesday meeting, LA City Council President Herb Wesson laid out the agenda for his final term, and included a proposal for the creation of a Los Angeles municipal […]

After a dramatic vote, what’s next in the Senate health care debate?

After a dramatic vote, what’s next in the Senate health care debate?

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) returns to the U.S. Senate July 25, 2017 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images AirTalk® It’s been a whirlwind 24 hours on the Senate floor, with GOP leaders passing their first milestone to repeal the Affordable Care Act. As reported by POLITICO, Republicans will now start to cut down Obamacare […]

Should the names of sheriff’s deputies who’ve committed misconduct be public?

Should the names of sheriff’s deputies who’ve committed misconduct be public?

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell addresses a news conference prior to the destruction of approximately 3,400 guns and other weapons at the Los Angeles County Sheriffs’ 22nd annual gun melt at Gerdau Steel Mill on July 6, 2015 in Rancho Cucamonga, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® On Monday, LA-based advocacy group Dignity and […]

Week in politics: What to watch for as Kushner, Manafort, Trump Jr. testify before Congress, plus what’s next for health care

Week in politics: What to watch for as Kushner, Manafort, Trump Jr. testify before Congress, plus what’s next for health care

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is set to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee this morning.; Credit: Evan Vucci/AP AirTalk® It’s a busy week on Capitol Hill and it got started in full force Monday morning as President Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner testified in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee in […]