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White House signals possible crackdown on recreational pot, what would it mean for CA?

White House signals possible crackdown on recreational pot, what would it mean for CA?

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on February 23, 2017.; Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said yesterday that the White House could exercise “greater enforcement” of federal laws over the use of recreational marijuana, setting […]

White House signals possible crackdown on recreational pot, what would it mean for CA?

White House signals possible crackdown on recreational pot, what would it mean for CA?

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on February 23, 2017.; Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said yesterday that the White House could exercise “greater enforcement” of federal laws over the use of recreational marijuana, setting […]

The most popular misconceptions of the Bill of Rights & Constitution

The most popular misconceptions of the Bill of Rights & Constitution

The United States Constitution.; Credit: /iStockphoto.com AirTalk® To help celebrate Presidents’ Day (which is called officially “Washington’s Birthday” to mark the first president’s actual birthday of February 22),  AirTalk will pore over some amendments with two Constitutional scholars – Barry McDonald of Pepperdine University and Aaron Caplan of Loyola Law School. According to Caplan, a […]

The most popular misconceptions of the Bill of Rights & Constitution

The most popular misconceptions of the Bill of Rights & Constitution

The United States Constitution.; Credit: /iStockphoto.com AirTalk® To help celebrate Presidents’ Day (which is called officially “Washington’s Birthday” to mark the first president’s actual birthday of February 22),  AirTalk will pore over some amendments with two Constitutional scholars – Barry McDonald of Pepperdine University and Aaron Caplan of Loyola Law School. According to Caplan, a […]

Whittier police officer shooting: KPCC reporters explain what’s fact, what’s speculation and put it all in context

Whittier police officer shooting: KPCC reporters explain what’s fact, what’s speculation and put it all in context

People gather in Whittier for a vigil for police officer Keith Boyer, who was shot and killed Monday morning after he and another officer tried to pat down a motorist involved in a traffic accident.; Credit: Kyle Stokes AirTalk® There’s been a lot of information swirling around out there in the wake of the death […]

Mexican couple asks Supreme Court for right to sue over border agent killing their son

Mexican couple asks Supreme Court for right to sue over border agent killing their son

A volunteer from the Minuteman Project stands near an American flag placed in the barbed wire fence which divides the U.S./Mexican border, April 4, 2005.; Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images AirTalk® Today at the Supreme Court, a Mexican couple is seeking the right to sue over the killing of their teenage son by a U.S. Border […]

Analyzing Trump’s strategy to unwind DACA after travel ban blowback

Analyzing Trump’s strategy to unwind DACA after travel ban blowback

Children hold banners and placards while listening to speakers at a rally outside the 9th Circuit federal court in Pasadena, California on July 16, 2015.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The LA Times is reporting that the Trump administration is contemplating ways to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known also as […]

What would a #DayWithoutImmigrants look like?

What would a #DayWithoutImmigrants look like?

On the eve of a Day Without Immigrants, people attend a Valentine’s Day rally organized by the New York Immigration Coalition called “Love Fights Back” in New York City.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Natalie Chudnovsky | AirTalk® That’s the question being posed by some immigrants across the country who are striking Thursday by staying home […]

President Trump’s news conference with Prime Minister Netanyahu at the White House

President Trump’s news conference with Prime Minister Netanyahu at the White House

WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 15: U.S. President Donald Trump (R) and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) shake hands during a joint news conference.; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images AirTalk® WASHINGTON (AP) – As his predecessors have done, President Donald Trump is urging Israel to “hold off” on building Jewish settlements — an appeal he made […]

Oroville Dam spillway incident one of many in US history

Oroville Dam spillway incident one of many in US history

The Oroville Dam spillway releases 100,000 cubic feet of water per second down the main spillway in Oroville, California on February 13, 2017. ; Credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® In the last decade, dam safety officials from across the country have reported hundreds of dam failures and “incidents” – situations that, without intervention, would likely […]