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The world’s worst-kept secret: NY and VA get Amazon HQ2

The world’s worst-kept secret: NY and VA get Amazon HQ2

A view of the waterfront of Long Island City in the Queens borough of New York on November 7, 2018. Amazon is planning to split its coveted second headquarters between two US cities rather than pack it into a single urban setting, US media reported on November 5, 2018.; Credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The […]

California wildfires claim more lives, structures: We discuss if this is the new normal

California wildfires claim more lives, structures: We discuss if this is the new normal

California’s Volunteer Inmate Firefighters work as a group in West Hills, California on November 11, 2018, as they continue their battle to control the Woolsey Fire. ; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The death toll from the wildfire that incinerated Paradise and surrounding areas climbed to 29 – matching the mark for the deadliest […]

Hill, Woolsey fires threaten Southern California

Hill, Woolsey fires threaten Southern California

The Woolsey Fire is seen looking towards the west valley area on November 9, 2018 in Porter Ranch, California. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. ; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images AirTalk® Fast-growing fires along the 101 freeway are forcing evacuations in Ventura […]

Thousand Oaks mass shooting: Larry speaks with survivor of Borderline Bar & Grill shooting

Thousand Oaks mass shooting: Larry speaks with survivor of Borderline Bar & Grill shooting

People gather as close as they can to the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California on November 8, 2018 as police vehicles closed off the area responding to a shooting.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A gunman opened fire inside a bar popular with college students last night in Thousand Oaks. Twelve […]

AirTalk special: CA Dream post-election statewide call-in

AirTalk special: CA Dream post-election statewide call-in

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom speaks during election night event on November 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images AirTalk® In collaboration with the California Dream project, join us for a live statewide call-in show on Wednesday from 11am to noon. We’ll get reaction to the 2018 midterm election results from political […]

Maywood high school teacher arrested after hitting student

Maywood high school teacher arrested after hitting student

A worker takes a lunch break during construction of a new school May 17, 2006 in the city of Maywood, California. ; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® A Los Angeles-area teacher was arrested on suspicion of punching a 14-year-old student who used a racial epithet and threw a basketball at him in a classroom, authorities […]

Week in politics: AirTalk’s 2018 day-before-the-midterm election preview

Week in politics: AirTalk’s 2018 day-before-the-midterm election preview

Voters wait in line at a polling place to participate in early voting in California’s 25th Congressional district on November 4, 2018 in Lancaster, California. ; Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images AirTalk® With just a day left until voters across California and the United States head to the polls, AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable focuses on all […]

Take a chill pill, doctor’s orders: Study says stress can lead to brain shrinkage, memory loss

Take a chill pill, doctor’s orders: Study says stress can lead to brain shrinkage, memory loss

Hippocampal neuron in culture. Dendrites are green, dendritic spines are red and DNA in cells nucleus is blue.; Credit: Science Source/Getty Images AirTalk® If you need another reminder to chill out and take it easy, here it is. According to a study published this week in the medical journal “Neurology,” higher levels of the stress […]

On your phone and on the move: Why the future of gaming is all about streaming

On your phone and on the move: Why the future of gaming is all about streaming

A video game user plays XBOX.; Credit: Photo by Ben Andreas Harding via Flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® Last month, Microsoft announced its plans to launch Project xCloud, a service that will let users stream Xbox One games to computers, phones, tablets and other devices. Currently, most games are limited to the device you are using. […]

T-minus 6 days: LA & OC County registrars answer your voting questions

T-minus 6 days: LA & OC County registrars answer your voting questions

A mail-in ballot for the midterm elections is displayed in upscale Laguna Niguel in southern California’s Orange County, October 14, 2018.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® More people than ever are returning their ballots by mail or dropping them off at a local election location rather than voting in a booth on Election Day. Those […]