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As the O.J. Simpson story continues, how has your opinion changed of the trial?

As the O.J. Simpson story continues, how has your opinion changed of the trial?

O.J. Simpson (R) attends his parole hearing with his attorney Malcolm LaVergne at Lovelock Correctional Center July 20, 2017 in Lovelock, Nevada.; Credit: Pool/Getty Images AirTalk® It’s been more than 20 years since the former NFL running back and Heisman Trophy winner O.J. Simpson was found not guilty of a double-murder at the L.A. Superior […]

Stakeholders weigh in on goals of zero-emissions proposal to clean up the air at ports of LA and Long Beach

Stakeholders weigh in on goals of zero-emissions proposal to clean up the air at ports of LA and Long Beach

Ships wait to be loaded at the Port of Los Angeles in Long Beach on February 13, 2015.; Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The largest port complex in the United States has released a draft of a plan to modernize port technology to help clean up the air and combat climate change at the Ports […]

Porter Ranch residents react to state’s decision to reopen Aliso Canyon gas facility

Porter Ranch residents react to state’s decision to reopen Aliso Canyon gas facility

A woman holds a sign while attending a public hearing before the South Coast Air Quality Management District regarding a proposed stipulated abatement order to stop a nearby massive natural gas leak, on January 16, 2016 in Granada Hills, near Porter Ranch, California. ; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Sharon McNary | AirTalk® Two state agencies […]

Porter Ranch residents react to state’s decision to reopen Aliso Canyon gas facility

Porter Ranch residents react to state’s decision to reopen Aliso Canyon gas facility

A woman holds a sign while attending a public hearing before the South Coast Air Quality Management District regarding a proposed stipulated abatement order to stop a nearby massive natural gas leak, on January 16, 2016 in Granada Hills, near Porter Ranch, California. ; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images Sharon McNary | AirTalk® Two state agencies […]

The reasoning and science behind Fresno’s bacteria-infected mosquito release program

The reasoning and science behind Fresno’s bacteria-infected mosquito release program

A Biologist releases genetically modified mosquitoes in the city on February 11, 2016 in Piracicaba, Brazil.; Credit: Victor Moriyama/Getty Images AirTalk® Last Friday, July 14, the life science branch of Google’s parent company Verily launched its “Debug Fresno” plan, which aims to eliminate the Aedes aegypti mosquito by releasing 1 million bacteria-infected male mosquitoes into […]

Analyzing Trump’s wish list for renegotiating NAFTA

Analyzing Trump’s wish list for renegotiating NAFTA

President Donald Trump gestures during a Made in America product showcase event at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 17, 2017.; Credit: OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® On Monday, the Trump administration sent Congress an 18-page “Summary of Objectives for the NAFTA Renegotiation,” that put a heavy emphasis on reducing trade deficit with Mexico […]

Immigration professionals weigh in on bill aiming to ban immigration consultant business in CA

Immigration professionals weigh in on bill aiming to ban immigration consultant business in CA

A line forms near the entrance of the Immigration and Naturalization Service office in Miami, 30 April 2001, as the midnight deadline approaches for illegal immigrants to apply for visas. ; Credit: RHONA WISE/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Should immigration consultants be banned from operating in the state of California in order to stem immigration fraud? This […]

City councilmember, Crenshaw stakeholder debate revamping Southwest LA shopping center

City councilmember, Crenshaw stakeholder debate revamping Southwest LA shopping center

A shopper waits inside a Macy’s store during Black Friday events on November 25, 2016.; Credit: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images AirTalk® Residents of Los Angeles’ Crenshaw and Baldwin Hills communities are split over a proposal to update and revamp the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza. This would include building and adding more than 900 new apartments […]

UC Regents might approve limited use of letters of recommendation – what’s their value?

UC Regents might approve limited use of letters of recommendation – what’s their value?

People enter California Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on May 22, 2014 in Berkeley, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® The UC Regents board is voting Thursday on whether to approve the limited use of letters of recommendation at UC campuses. If approved, all UC schools would be able to ask no more than […]

What does Liu Xiaobo’s death mean for China?

What does Liu Xiaobo’s death mean for China?

Demonstrators hold a portrait of China’s detained Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo demanding his immediate release during a protest in the lobby of Taipei’s National Palace Museum where China’s top negotiator Chen Yunlin is visiting on December 20, 2010. ; Credit: PATRICK LIN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, a literary scholar […]