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What do Trump voters want to see the new president prioritize? Immigration, jobs, security

What do Trump voters want to see the new president prioritize? Immigration, jobs, security
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US President Barack Obama shakes hands as he meets with Republican President-elect Donald Trump (L) on transition planning in the Oval Office at the White House on November 10, 2016 in Washington,DC.; Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images Natalie Chudnovsky | AirTalk Candidate Donald Trump made a number of promises throughout his campaign — promises to bring […]

Despite Californians’ overall move to the left, death penalty remained a holdout

Despite Californians’ overall move to the left, death penalty remained a holdout

A gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where prisoners are executed. The death penalty was at the Supreme Court again Wednesday.; Credit: Pat Sullivan/AP AirTalk California moved further to the left on Tuesday night, as the country moved to the right. The state legalized recreational marijuana and continued to push criminal justice reform, voting yes on Prop […]

Pot legalized, death penalty preserved, and more winners and losers among CA ballot props

Pot legalized, death penalty preserved, and more winners and losers among CA ballot props

California primary voter Yanira Michelle slips her ballot into the ballot box at a polling station June 7, 2016 in San Diego, California. / AFP / Bill Wechter ; Credit: California Counts AirTalk California voters joined five other states last night in approving marijuana reforms in what was the biggest legislative win for pot in […]

Trump win raises questions about US pledge in climate deal

Trump win raises questions about US pledge in climate deal

The Margerie Glacier, one of many glaciers that make up Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park. President Obama will visit Alaska Monday to highlight the affects of climate change.; Credit: Kathy Matheson/AP AirTalk The election of a US president who has called global warming a “hoax” alarmed environmentalists and climate scientists around the world, but heartened […]

Who will control Congress after Nov. 8? A look at Senate and House races

Who will control Congress after Nov. 8? A look at Senate and House races

The US Capitol is shown October 11, 2016 in Washington DC. House and Senate Republicans are in a close race with Democrats to keep control of both houses of Congress. ; Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images AirTalk November 8 will not only determine who sits in the Oval Office next year, but which party will take […]

Weighing the importance of the 2016 Popular Vote

Weighing the importance of the 2016 Popular Vote

Local residents learn about the history of African-American voting in the US, review issues that will be on the ballot and register to vote during the 5th annual Power Fest Music and Art Festival in Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016.; Credit: Susanica Tam for KPCC AirTalk While it is a […]

Weighing the importance of the 2016 Popular Vote

Weighing the importance of the 2016 Popular Vote

Local residents learn about the history of African-American voting in the US, review issues that will be on the ballot and register to vote during the 5th annual Power Fest Music and Art Festival in Martin Luther King Jr. Park on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016.; Credit: Susanica Tam for KPCC AirTalk While it is a […]

On Boyle Heights, art galleries, changing neighborhoods and rising rents

On Boyle Heights, art galleries, changing neighborhoods and rising rents

Vandalized garage door of Nicodim Gallery in Boyle Heights, with the words “expletive” white art spray painted on. ; Credit: NBC L.A. Natalie Chudnovsky | AirTalk The Los Angeles Police Department launched an investigation into three instances of vandalism targeting art galleries in Boyle Heights — including graffiti that read “f— white art” on one […]

Pope says no to women priests for good – we look at women’s leadership elsewhere in the Catholic Church

Pope says no to women priests for good – we look at women’s leadership elsewhere in the Catholic Church

Nuns have lunch at the Atena park of Madrid on September 15, 2016. ; Credit: GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk As progressive as Pope Francis’ views are on issues like same-sex marriage and climate change, the pontiff’s recent comments about women in the priesthood show he’s still going to stick with tradition on some matters. During […]

5 things you should know before voting on Measure M

5 things you should know before voting on Measure M

A Metro map shows major highway and transit projects that would be built if Measure M passes.; Credit: LA MTA Matt Dangelantonio | AirTalk Earlier this year, L.A. County Metro CEO Phil Washington unveiled a $120 billion plan to revamp the city’s public transit system. Among many expansions to light rail and buses and improvements […]