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After CA Senator banned from hugging at work, we talk hugging etiquette at the office

After CA Senator banned from hugging at work, we talk hugging etiquette at the office

State Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, hugs Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, D-San Diego, after his storm water bill was approved by the Assembly, Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, in Sacramento.; Credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP AirTalk® Last week, an investigation into the behavior of California state Senator Bob Hertzberg, nicknamed “Huggy Bear,” found that though his hugs weren’t […]

The Trump-Kim summit: What to expect? And what deal could be made?

The Trump-Kim summit: What to expect? And what deal could be made?

This combination of file photos created on March 9, 2018 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un during the 5th Conference of the Workers’ Party of Korea Cell Chairpersons in this photo from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) taken on December 23, 2017 and released on December 24, 2017 (L) and US President […]

Contextualizing Stormy Daniels: the history of presidential affairs, public opinion and media coverage

Contextualizing Stormy Daniels: the history of presidential affairs, public opinion and media coverage

Adult film actress Stormy Daniels arrives at the 24th annual Adult Video News Awards Show at the Mandalay Bay Events Center January 13, 2007 in Las Vegas, Nevada. ; Credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images AirTalk® In the latest installment of news about Trump’s alleged affair with Stormy Daniels, it’s been reported that Trump had won an […]

Thomas Guide maps: The rise and fall of Los Angeles’ directional holy grail

Thomas Guide maps: The rise and fall of Los Angeles’ directional holy grail

; Credit: Courtesy of Central Library LAPL Natalie Chudnovsky | AirTalk® Most drivers in the sprawling metropolis of Los Angeles rely on Google Maps, Waze or their in-car GPS system to navigate the city, but not that long ago, drivers relied on a different type of North Star — one that lived in almost every […]

North Korea says it’s willing to consider denuclearization – how serious is the gesture and what’s in it for them?

North Korea says it’s willing to consider denuclearization – how serious is the gesture and what’s in it for them?

This picture taken on March 5, 2018 and released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 6, 2018 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (R) shaking hands with South Korean chief delegator Chung Eui-yong (C), who travelled as envoys of the South’s President Moon Jae-in, during their meeting in Pyongyang.; Credit: […]

An app for consent? The legal and psychological implications of digitally consenting to sex

An app for consent? The legal and psychological implications of digitally consenting to sex

This photo illustration shows apps on a a smartphone screen in Beijing on September 26, 2017. ; Credit: NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® As the conversation about what constitutes sexual consent in the age of #MeToo continues, some have proposed a technological solution. Yes, there is indeed an app for that. LegalFling is one recent example, […]

An app for consent? The legal and psychological implications of digitally consenting to sex

An app for consent? The legal and psychological implications of digitally consenting to sex

This photo illustration shows apps on a a smartphone screen in Beijing on September 26, 2017. ; Credit: NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® As the conversation about what constitutes sexual consent in the age of #MeToo continues, some have proposed a technological solution. Yes, there is indeed an app for that. LegalFling is one recent example, […]

As rain comes down on SoCal, we check in on Santa Barbara and Ojai

As rain comes down on SoCal, we check in on Santa Barbara and Ojai

A police vehicle makes its way in the rain along a closed off section of US Hwy 101 flooded after mud and debris broke through an embankment along the freeway near the San Ysidro exit in Montecito, California during Southern California’s last major rainstorm on January 9, 2018.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Rain […]

A deeper look at why independent voters aren’t quite what they seem

A deeper look at why independent voters aren’t quite what they seem

President Ronald Reagan speaking on the phone as he tries to drum up support for his budget proposals as his votes trail in the election, Los Angeles, CA, 1981.; Credit: Keystone/Getty Images AirTalk® In the 2016 presidential election, independent voters were seen as a tipping point between Democrats and Republicans – but that hasn’t always […]

A deeper look at why independent voters aren’t quite what they seem

A deeper look at why independent voters aren’t quite what they seem

President Ronald Reagan speaking on the phone as he tries to drum up support for his budget proposals as his votes trail in the election, Los Angeles, CA, 1981.; Credit: Keystone/Getty Images AirTalk® In the 2016 presidential election, independent voters were seen as a tipping point between Democrats and Republicans – but that hasn’t always […]