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Who, What, Where – Details Firmed Up For First Democratic Presidential Debates

Who, What, Where – Details Firmed Up For First Democratic Presidential Debates

Stand-ins for Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine rehearse on the set for the vice presidential debate at Longwood University Oct. 3, 2016 in Farmville, Virginia.; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images AirTalk® NBC has announced how it will divvy up the 20 Democratic candidates for the first debate of […]

We Know Athletes Have A Lot Of Superstitions – What Are Yours?

We Know Athletes Have A Lot Of Superstitions – What Are Yours?

Basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian chewing on a towel during a game out of superstition.; Credit: UNLV Libraries – University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University Archives, Special Collections. AirTalk® Whether it’s teamwide rally caps, wearing two different pairs of socks, or a slump-busting gold thong, one thing is clear – athletes are serious about their superstitions. […]

Guess Which State First Passed A Chemical Castration Law That Alabama Is Copying? California

Guess Which State First Passed A Chemical Castration Law That Alabama Is Copying? California

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey; Credit: Brynn Anderson AirTalk® Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has signed into law legislation that would require certain sex offenders to be chemically castrated before their parole. Gov. Kay Ivey’s press office said Monday that she had signed the bill, which is to take effect later this year. The measure applies to […]

Fake News Is Seen As Bigger Problem Than Climate Change And Terrorism

Fake News Is Seen As Bigger Problem Than Climate Change And Terrorism

Fear of fake news is on the minds of many.; Credit: Chelsea Beck/NPR AirTalk® Americans think fake news is a larger problem than climate change, racism and terrorism, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center. One in two people surveyed said made-up news is a very big problem for the country, ranking just […]

All The Feels About Sending Your Kids Off To College

All The Feels About Sending Your Kids Off To College

Parent and child preparing to move into a college dorm; Credit: Terry Vine/Getty Images/Blend Images RM AirTalk® School’s out this month, and when it comes to high school seniors, leaving the nest can bring an emotional ride for parents — especially if that birdie is flying far away for college. Love it or hate it, […]

Youths’ Climate Change Lawsuit Against US Government Could Still Go To Trial

Youths’ Climate Change Lawsuit Against US Government Could Still Go To Trial

School children hold a placard reading “CHANGE” during the Youth Climate Strike ; Credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A lawyer for young people who are suing the U.S. government over climate change says federal energy policy “puts children in harm’s way” and denies them the constitutional rights to life, liberty and property. Attorney Julia Olson […]

Remembering D-Day And The Americans Who Fought In WWII

Remembering D-Day And The Americans Who Fought In WWII

D-Day on June 6 1944; Credit: Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images AirTalk® Today marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, with nations around the world reflecting on the bravery and sacrifice of Allied troops that stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6th 1944. D-Day was history’s largest air and sea invasion, involving around 160,000 […]

LA Streets Still Aren’t Safe For Pedestrians Despite Vision Zero. What’s Not Working?

LA Streets Still Aren’t Safe For Pedestrians Despite Vision Zero. What’s Not Working?

The Hollywood and Highland scramble crosswalk; Credit: Los Angeles Department of Transportation AirTalk® Year 2025 is the goal for the city of Los Angeles to eliminate all traffic deaths through Vision Zero Los Angeles, set by Mayor Eric Garcetti back in 2015. We’re nearly halfway through that timeline, but the modest decline by the L.A. […]

Comparing Major 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates’ Proposed Climate Change Plans

Comparing Major 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates’ Proposed Climate Change Plans

Joe Biden Holds Official Presidential Campaign Kickoff Rally In Philadelphia; Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images AirTalk® Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren both unveiled ambitious climate change proposal today.  Both of the proposals include the goal of completely cutting net emissions of greenhouses gases by 2050, which is also the objective laid out in […]

Throwback to 1981: The Dodgers’ Surprising World Series Win

Throwback to 1981: The Dodgers’ Surprising World Series Win

Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Yankees; Credit: Ronald C. Modra/Sports Imagery/Getty Images AirTalk® In “They Bled Blue: Fernandomania, Strike-Season Mayhem, and the Weirdest Championship Baseball Had Ever Seen: The 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers,” sportswriter Jason Turbow takes readers back to the remarkable and unlikely 1981 Dodgers season. While the season culminates in a surprising […]