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Should CA Raise Taxes On Companies That Pay Executives Way More Than The Average Employee?

Should CA Raise Taxes On Companies That Pay Executives Way More Than The Average Employee?

Abigail Disney, granddaughter of Walt Disney Co. co-founder Roy Disney, is a prominent supporter of the bill. She has been advocating for higher wages for its workers.; Credit: Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The New York Wo AirTalk® California is considering raising taxes on some of the country’s largest companies, but the size of the tax […]

Adam Schiff On The Impeachment Senate Trial: What’s Next?

Adam Schiff On The Impeachment Senate Trial: What’s Next?

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) (C) speaks after US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R) announces that he and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) (L) and five additional members will be managers of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump at the US Capitol January 15, 2020 in […]

Adam Schiff On The Impeachment Senate Trial: What’s Next?

Adam Schiff On The Impeachment Senate Trial: What’s Next?

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) (C) speaks after US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (R) announces that he and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) (L) and five additional members will be managers of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump at the US Capitol January 15, 2020 in […]

Previewing The House Vote To Send Impeachment Articles To Senate, Plus The Next Steps Ahead Of Trial

Previewing The House Vote To Send Impeachment Articles To Senate, Plus The Next Steps Ahead Of Trial

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announces the appointment of managers of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump at the U.S. Capitol January 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images AirTalk® The U.S. House is set to vote Wednesday to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to […]

As Amazon Brokers Deals With Top Authors, We Look At The Future Of Publishing

As Amazon Brokers Deals With Top Authors, We Look At The Future Of Publishing

Customers arrive at Amazon Books in Manhattan.; Credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images Lindsey Wright and Julia Murray | AirTalk® Their book covers are ubiquitous; the kind of thing you see in airports, at the fronts of bookstores, and in gift shops. But now, new books by prolific authors Dean Koontz and Patricia Cornwell […]

AirTalk Special: Interview With NPR’s Steve Inskeep

AirTalk Special: Interview With NPR’s Steve Inskeep

Steve Inskeep, host of NPR’s Morning Edition, interviews President Barack Obama in 2015.; Credit: Associated Press AirTalk® We’re kicking off the new year with two public radio favorites: AirTalk’s Larry Mantle in conversation with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep. Join AirTalk on January 13 for a live broadcast as the two discuss Inskeep’s life in […]

Politics: Iran Sanctions, Impeachment, and Ukraine Flight 752

Politics: Iran Sanctions, Impeachment, and Ukraine Flight 752

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announce new sanctions on Iran, at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 10, 2020. ; Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images AirTalk® The U.S. promised “appropriate action” Friday in response to its assessment that an Iranian missile was responsible for downing a […]

Remembering Comedian And ‘The Graduate’ Screenwriter Buck Henry

Remembering Comedian And ‘The Graduate’ Screenwriter Buck Henry

“AirTalk” and “FilmWeek” host Larry Mantle talks with “The Graduate” screenwriter Buck Henry at KPCC’s screening of the film on June 2, 2018 at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles as part of our FilmWeek Screening Series.; Credit: Quincy Surasmith AirTalk® Buck Henry, the versatile writer, director and character actor who co-wrote […]

Geopolitical, Military Stakes For US And Iran As Tensions Simmer Following Iranian Airstrikes On Iraqi Bases Housing American Troops

Geopolitical, Military Stakes For US And Iran As Tensions Simmer Following Iranian Airstrikes On Iraqi Bases Housing American Troops

Iranian mourners gather around a vehicle carrying the coffin of slain top general Qasem Soleimani during the final stage of funeral processions, in his hometown Kerman on January 7, 2020. ; Credit: ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images AirTalk® President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Iran appears to be “standing down” and no Americans or Iraqis […]

Facebook Bans Deepfake, Except In The Case Of Satire. How’s That Going to Work?

Facebook Bans Deepfake, Except In The Case Of Satire. How’s That Going to Work?

A woman in Washington, DC, views a manipulated video on January 24, 2019, that changes what is said by President Donald Trump and former president Barack Obama.; Credit: ROB LEVER/AFP via Getty Images AirTalk® Facebook says it is banning “deepfake” videos, the false but realistic clips created with artificial intelligence and sophisticated tools, as it […]