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Triple Play: No Surprise, Dodgers Are Having A Good Season, But Is It Enough?

Triple Play: No Surprise, Dodgers Are Having A Good Season, But Is It Enough?

Alex Verdugo #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a double in the eighth inning against the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium on May 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: John McCoy/Getty Images AirTalk® The Dodgers started off their season strong this year, and they managed to keep it that way as the […]

Election 2020 Kickoff: A CA Dream Statewide Call-In Special

Election 2020 Kickoff: A CA Dream Statewide Call-In Special

The California Dream Logo; Credit: Capital Public Radio, KQED, KPCC, KPBS and CALmatters AirTalk® California will play an outsized role in the 2020 election — bolstered by our early primary date, Kamala Harris’ high-profile candidacy and a slate of important issues that Californians care about including immigration and the environment. As Democratic hopefuls descend on […]

A Mexican-American Food Writer Says The Notion of Authenticity Is Defined By Tourists

A Mexican-American Food Writer Says The Notion of Authenticity Is Defined By Tourists

“Gorditas de Chaya” are thick maize pancakes with sauteed greens, a boiled egg and pumpkin seed ground, served with chaya sauce, onions, cilantro, habanero chili pepper and lemon; Credit: OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® John Paul Brammer is “from a Mexican family that can’t cook,” in his own words. When he began food-writing, he realized that […]

Huawei 101: After US Sanctions, We Get A Primer On China’s Tech Giant

Huawei 101: After US Sanctions, We Get A Primer On China’s Tech Giant

A woman uses her smartphone outside a Huawei store in Beijing; Credit: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The Trump administration’s sanctions against Huawei have begun to bite even though their dimensions remain unclear. U.S. companies that supply the Chinese tech powerhouse with computer chips saw their stock prices slump last week, and Huawei faces decimated smartphone […]

The LA Gig That Launched Elton John’s Career

The LA Gig That Launched Elton John’s Career

Elton John performs at the Troubadour on Aug. 25, 1970.; Credit: Ed Caraeff / Getty Images AirTalk® On August 25, 1970 musician, Elton John, took the stage at West Hollywood’s Troubadour. At age 23, the Englishman was making his American debut, marking the moment that made John the globally recognized star he eventually became. The […]

As Listings Rise Nearing Market Peak, A Check-In On SoCal Housing Market Heading Into Summer

As Listings Rise Nearing Market Peak, A Check-In On SoCal Housing Market Heading Into Summer

Home for sale by owner; Credit: Christopher Okula/KPCC AirTalk® Southern California’s much-maligned housing market may finally be nearing the breaking point as we head towards the summer months, often considered a hot time to buy a house. Home prices in Southern California dipped this March from a year earlier, something that hasn’t happened in the […]

After Three Handwritten Wills Were Discovered in Aretha Franklin’s Home, We Hear Your Will and Estate Planning Horror Stories

After Three Handwritten Wills Were Discovered in Aretha Franklin’s Home, We Hear Your Will and Estate Planning Horror Stories

Three Handwritten Wills Were Discovered in Aretha Franklin’s Home; Credit: Express Newspapers/Getty Images AirTalk® The process of determining what members of Aretha Franklin’s family will inherit, and who will inherit those things, just got a whole lot more complex. It was originally believed that the late singer did not leave a last will and testament […]

As Julio Urias Returns To The Dodgers, How Should Sports Teams Handle Allegations Of Domestic Violence Mid-Investigation?

As Julio Urias Returns To The Dodgers, How Should Sports Teams Handle Allegations Of Domestic Violence Mid-Investigation?

Julio Urias of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws a pitch during the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on April 18, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ; Credit: Stacy Revere/Getty Images AirTalk® The Dodgers’ young star pitcher is expected to be reinstated today, after a seven-day administrative leave following his arrest on suspicion […]

Is America Ready For An Atheist In The Oval Office?

Is America Ready For An Atheist In The Oval Office?

Is America ready for an atheist president?; Credit: ericsphotography AirTalk® The latest batch of 2020 presidential candidates is more diverse in race, gender and sexuality than in the past — but there’s one demographic that’s not represented: atheists. In his latest column for the Washington Post, Max Boot argues that it’s time for an atheist […]

Is America Ready For An Atheist In The Oval Office?

Is America Ready For An Atheist In The Oval Office?

Is America ready for an atheist president?; Credit: ericsphotography AirTalk® The latest batch of 2020 presidential candidates is more diverse in race, gender and sexuality than in the past — but there’s one demographic that’s not represented: atheists. In his latest column for the Washington Post, Max Boot argues that it’s time for an atheist […]