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After Boxer’s filibuster of own water bill fails, what’s next for Californians in drought

After Boxer’s filibuster of own water bill fails, what’s next for Californians in drought

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images AirTalk Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) ended her filibuster of the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act last Friday, coming short of the 41 votes needed to block the $11 billion bill that would authorize […]

New report shows doping institutional and systemic among Russian athletes

New report shows doping institutional and systemic among Russian athletes

Russia’s Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko meets with Paralympians as part of the country’s two-day competition for its athletes banned from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games over evidence of state-run doping.; Credit: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk The Russian state government conspired with thousands of athletes and coaches to undertake a doping program in the Olympic games, […]

LA sues Macy’s, Kohl’s, Sears, JC Penney over fake price cuts

LA sues Macy’s, Kohl’s, Sears, JC Penney over fake price cuts

A shopper waits inside a Macy’s store during Black Friday events on November 25, 2016 in New York City. ; Credit: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images AirTalk A washer discounted from $1,179.99 to $999.99 sounds like a good deal, but what if it never actually sold at $1,179.99? Holiday shopping season is upon us and bargain […]

Competing food ideologies of modern Americans at the family dinner table

Competing food ideologies of modern Americans at the family dinner table

A Safeway customer browses in the fruit and vegetable section at Safeway’s new “Lifestyle” store July 18, 2007 in Livermore, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk The old adage “You are what you eat” was coined long before consumers knew whether their chicken was organic and woodland-raised versus caged and factory-farmed, and before simple white […]

A look at Amazon Go and the future of supermarket shopping

A look at Amazon Go and the future of supermarket shopping

Shoppers look at meat for sale, November 28, 2016 at a Ralph’s Supermarket in Irvine, California. ; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk Amazon.com is launching its first brick and mortar store, which will enable customers to buy groceries without waiting at a checkout line. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, the store is set […]

A look at Amazon Go and the future of supermarket shopping

A look at Amazon Go and the future of supermarket shopping

Shoppers look at meat for sale, November 28, 2016 at a Ralph’s Supermarket in Irvine, California. ; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk Amazon.com is launching its first brick and mortar store, which will enable customers to buy groceries without waiting at a checkout line. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, the store is set […]

Oakland fire could be a symptom of larger housing problem in California

Oakland fire could be a symptom of larger housing problem in California

A fireman stands before a warehouse after it was destroyed by a fire, December 3, 2016 in Oakland, California.; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk As the death toll continues to climb, now at 36, in the tragic Oakland fire on Friday night, fire officials have temporarily halted search effort because the building has been deemed too […]

One year later: Community, religious leaders reflect on San Bernardino terror attack

One year later: Community, religious leaders reflect on San Bernardino terror attack

Jennifer and husband Roy Trules cry as the names of victims are read aloud during a moment of silence concluding a vigil at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino on Thursday night, Dec. 3, 2015. Both were friends with 26-year-old Aurora Godoy of San Jacinto. Roy Trules first met Godoy more than three years ago […]

Legal experts discuss next steps for California’s death penalty system under Prop 66

Legal experts discuss next steps for California’s death penalty system under Prop 66

A gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where prisoners are executed. The death penalty was at the Supreme Court again Wednesday.; Credit: Pat Sullivan/AP AirTalk Despite showing its true blue color on issues like marijuana and gun control, California surprised many when voters chose to shoot down a proposition to abolish the state’s long defunct death penalty […]

Pasadena City College Trustees consider banning themselves from talking to media without permission

Pasadena City College Trustees consider banning themselves from talking to media without permission

Pasadena City College has been placed on probation by the panel that decides on accreditation for community colleges.; Credit: David Mayerhofer/Flickr Creative Commons AirTalk Tonight the board members of Pasadena City College will consider an unprecedented policy: to require themselves to seek permission from the board president before speaking with the media. It’s a proposal […]