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A check in on the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas

A check in on the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas

Law enforcement officers respond to Santa Fe High School after an active shooter was reported on campus, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. ; Credit: Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP AirTalk® Police are investigating possible explosive devices at Santa Fe High about 30 miles SE of Houston, as well as off campus. At […]

Breaking news: Hawaii’s Kilauea erupts

Breaking news: Hawaii’s Kilauea erupts

A USGS (United States Geological Survey) geologist (L) surveys lava illuminating volcanic gases from the Kilauea volcano at fissure 13 on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 16, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. ; Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images AirTalk® Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has erupted from its summit, shooting a dusty plume of ash about 30,000 feet into […]

After yesterday’s 9th Circuit hearing, we’re one step closer to a final decision on the legality of DACA

After yesterday’s 9th Circuit hearing, we’re one step closer to a final decision on the legality of DACA

Dulce Garcia, a San Diego-based immigration attorney, stands in front of the Pasadena courthouse of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is one of six DACA recipients who have sued the Trump administration over its attempt to end the program. ; Credit: Josie Huang/KPCC AirTalk® The Trump administration tried to convince a U.S. appeals […]

On the ground in Gaza: Is Israel’s use of force justified?

On the ground in Gaza: Is Israel’s use of force justified?

Palestinian protesters flee from tear gas during demonstrations near the border with Israel east of Jabalia in the central Gaza Strip on May 15, 2018 marking 70th anniversary of Nakba — also known as Day of the Catastrophe in 1948 — and against the US’ relocation of its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.; Credit: […]

The California and national impact of SCOTUS’ sports gambling decision

The California and national impact of SCOTUS’ sports gambling decision

Jake Sindberg of Wisconsin makes bets during a viewing party for the NCAA Men’s College Basketball Tournament inside the 25,000-square-foot Race & Sports SuperBook at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino which features 4,488-square-feet of HD video screens on March 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.; Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images AirTalk® The Supreme Court […]

Should opioid drugmakers, distributors be held accountable for nationwide addiction crisis?

Should opioid drugmakers, distributors be held accountable for nationwide addiction crisis?

; Credit: Toby Talbot/AP AirTalk® Last week, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer filed a federal suit against the top six manufacturers and three wholesale distributors of prescription painkillers, alleging deceptive marketing practices to boost sales and contributing to the nation’s opioid epidemic. Although Los Angeles has experienced lower rates of opioid overdose than other […]

The location for the Trump-Kim summit in June is set – why Singapore?

The location for the Trump-Kim summit in June is set – why Singapore?

President Donald Trump walks with the three Americans just released from North Korea as a goodwill gesture ahead of a planned summit between Trump and Kim Jong Un.; Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images AirTalk® Big news on North Korea today. President Trump announced he’ll meet with North Korea’s leader in Singapore on June 12th. Also, the […]

Governor Pete Wilson remembers predecessor George Deukmejian

Governor Pete Wilson remembers predecessor George Deukmejian

Former California Gov. George Deukmejian speaks during a groundbreaking ceremony for the California Science Center’s World of Ecology Oct. 2, 2006 in Los Angeles.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® Two-term California governor George Deukmejian, whose anti-spending credo earned him the nickname “The Iron Duke,” died Tuesday of natural causes, a former chief of staff said. […]

New proposal aims to expand LA Convention Center to the tune of $1.2 billion

New proposal aims to expand LA Convention Center to the tune of $1.2 billion

AEG’s rendering of what the Los Angeles Convention Center would have looked liked next to Farmers Field.; Credit: AEG AirTalk® The L.A Convention Center and the JW Marriott hotel might be undergoing an expansion, growing the exhibition space as well as nearby parking and hotel rooms, to make the Center competitive with some of the […]

Robocall takeover: What you can do to stop those annoying automated calls

Robocall takeover: What you can do to stop those annoying automated calls

; Credit: iStockphoto AirTalk® Are you getting more automated calls peddling some sort of a scam? Well, you are not alone. According to the New York Times, the number of robocalls have skyrocketed in the last few years. Some 3.4 billion scam calls were received by unsuspecting Americans in April — a bump of more […]