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Do Politics And Work Mix? Google Says No Way

Do Politics And Work Mix? Google Says No Way

People walk in Google’s main campus ; Credit: AMY OSBORNE/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Google wants employees to stop talking politics at work, according to a new set of guidelines released by the company on Friday. The note encourages sharing ideas, but says raging debates and name calling goes too far. While no topics are specifically off-limits, […]

LA’s Rules About Where Homeless People Are Allowed To Sit And Sleep Could Get Even More Complicated

LA’s Rules About Where Homeless People Are Allowed To Sit And Sleep Could Get Even More Complicated

A makeshift shelter in front of church on Wilshire Boulevard in Koreatown.; Credit: (Matt Tinoco/LAist) Matt Tinoco | AirTalk® The Los Angeles City Council’s homelessness and poverty committee on Wednesday recommended repealing a controversial ordinance prohibiting homeless people from sitting or sleeping on sidewalks. The committee wants city council to replace the law with one […]

The Sterling Affairs: New Podcast Series Examines Former Clippers Owner’s Rise And Downfall After Recordings Of Racist Comments

The Sterling Affairs: New Podcast Series Examines Former Clippers Owner’s Rise And Downfall After Recordings Of Racist Comments

The Sterling Affaris, a new podcast series from 30 For 30 AirTalk® A new podcast series, produced by 30 for 30 Podcasts and The Undefeated, looks at the life of Donald Sterling. His mistress secretly taped the former Los Angeles Clippers owner saying racist comments, which were eventually made public and forced Sterling to sell […]

Why Cities Don’t Win Elections

Why Cities Don’t Win Elections

Jonathan A. Rodden AirTalk® In the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton carried the largest cities in the country – but the cities lost. Author Jonathan A. Rodden knows why. It’s not just the electoral college, or partisan gerrymandering. It has to do with how what Americans believe correlates with where they live – a relationship […]

Exploring The Why Behind California’s Primary Care Physician Shortage

Exploring The Why Behind California’s Primary Care Physician Shortage

California is facing a shortage of physicians in rural areas and lower income cities.; Credit: andresr/Getty Images AirTalk® According to a new piece in CAL Matters, California’s growing shortage of primary care physicians is hitting low-income and rural areas the hardest.  About a third of doctors in the state are over the age of 55, […]

Week In Politics: The Economy, 2020 Polling, Presidential Candidates’ Policy Proposals And More

Week In Politics: The Economy, 2020 Polling, Presidential Candidates’ Policy Proposals And More

President Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a rally in Manchester on August 15, 2019 in Manchester, New Hampshire.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images AirTalk® AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the big headlines you might have missed in political news over the weekend and looks ahead to the stories we’ll be watching through the week. Here’s […]

As Some Law Enforcement Agencies Rethink Policy, Is No Response The Best Response When It Comes To Possible Suicide-By Cop Calls?

As Some Law Enforcement Agencies Rethink Policy, Is No Response The Best Response When It Comes To Possible Suicide-By Cop Calls?

An LAPD Patrol Car chasing down a suspect; Credit: Photo by Steve lyon via Flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® After initiating a traffic stop on Monday, CHP officer Andre Moye was shot and killed by a suspect whose father now says his son may have been trying to get the police to kill him. These instances […]

Is Following An Ex On Social Media A No-No? Opinions Differ By Age When It Comes To Online Infidelity And Relationships, Report Finds

Is Following An Ex On Social Media A No-No? Opinions Differ By Age When It Comes To Online Infidelity And Relationships, Report Finds

Relationships in the digital age; Credit: LouLou & Tummie/ImageZoo/Corbis AirTalk® Is it okay to follow an old flame on social media sites when you’re in a relationship? Are emotional relationships online crossing the line? It’s a blurred line, and it depends on what age group you ask. According to a new report, “iFidelity: The State […]

Is Following An Ex On Social Media A No-No? Opinions Differ By Age When It Comes To Online Infidelity And Relationships, Report Finds

Is Following An Ex On Social Media A No-No? Opinions Differ By Age When It Comes To Online Infidelity And Relationships, Report Finds

Relationships in the digital age; Credit: LouLou & Tummie/ImageZoo/Corbis AirTalk® Is it okay to follow an old flame on social media sites when you’re in a relationship? Are emotional relationships online crossing the line? It’s a blurred line, and it depends on what age group you ask. According to a new report, “iFidelity: The State […]

LAUSD ‘School Performance Framework’ Would Rate Schools On 1-5 Scale

LAUSD ‘School Performance Framework’ Would Rate Schools On 1-5 Scale

Venice High School in Los Angeles.; Credit: VeniceHigh.net AirTalk® The Los Angeles Unified School District is considering a proposal that would issue ratings for L.A. schools and charters. The goal of the proposal, a result of a resolution brought forward by Board of Education members Nick Melvoin and Kelly Gonez, is to provide and accessible […]