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Here Is A List Of Bills Awaiting Governor Newsom’s Signature

Here Is A List Of Bills Awaiting Governor Newsom’s Signature

A view of the California State Capitol in Sacramento.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® With the California state legislative session over, we take a look at what bills made it to Governor Gavin Newsom’s desk.  High-profile bill, AB 5 still threatens to upend the gig economy by redefining current contract workers as employees. Despite legal […]

Controversial Tropical Forest Standard Program Divides Scientists, Environmental Groups

Controversial Tropical Forest Standard Program Divides Scientists, Environmental Groups

Aerial view of deforestation in Nascentes da Serra do Cachimbo Biological Reserve in Altamira, Para state, Brazil, in the Amazon basin, on August 28, 2019; Credit: JOAO LAET/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® California is weighing a controversial plan to help protect tropical forests, but some argue the move has too many pitfalls and shouldn’t be implemented. According […]

Supreme Court Approves Restrictions On Asylum Seekers

Supreme Court Approves Restrictions On Asylum Seekers

The United states Supreme Court is seen on April 15, 2019 in Washington DC; Credit: ERIC BARADAT/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States. The justices’ order late Wednesday temporarily undoes a lower court […]

Supreme Court Approves Restrictions On Asylum Seekers

Supreme Court Approves Restrictions On Asylum Seekers

The United states Supreme Court is seen on April 15, 2019 in Washington DC; Credit: ERIC BARADAT/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States. The justices’ order late Wednesday temporarily undoes a lower court […]

With More Schools Running Active Shooter Drills, What Possible Psychological Consequences Exist For Younger Students?

With More Schools Running Active Shooter Drills, What Possible Psychological Consequences Exist For Younger Students?

An Alameda Police officer evacuates volunteer students wearing makeup to simulate injuries during a school shooting and mass evacuation drill at Lincoln Middle School May 22, 2007 in Alameda, California; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® It’s difficult to turn your attention to any media source these days, traditional, social or otherwise, and not see or […]

What’s In The New Vaccine Exemption Bill That’s Been Signed By Governor Newsom?

What’s In The New Vaccine Exemption Bill That’s Been Signed By Governor Newsom?

A pediatrician gives a vaccination to a 13-year-old girl in her office at the Miller School of Medicine on September 21, 2011 in Miami, Florida; Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images AirTalk® California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed bills Monday to crack down on doctors who write fraudulent medical exemptions for school children’s vaccinations. The Democratic governor quietly […]

As Hand And Face Scanners Become Ubiquitous, How Comfortable Are You With Sharing Your Biometric Data?

As Hand And Face Scanners Become Ubiquitous, How Comfortable Are You With Sharing Your Biometric Data?

A woman boarding a SAS flight to Copenhagen goes through facial recognition verification system VeriScan at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia, on September 6, 2018.; Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® In the last week, Delta Airlines and Amazon have both announced plans to use biometric scanners to mitigate lines of customers. According to the […]

As Hand And Face Scanners Become Ubiquitous, How Comfortable Are You With Sharing Your Biometric Data?

As Hand And Face Scanners Become Ubiquitous, How Comfortable Are You With Sharing Your Biometric Data?

A woman boarding a SAS flight to Copenhagen goes through facial recognition verification system VeriScan at Dulles International Airport in Dulles, Virginia, on September 6, 2018.; Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® In the last week, Delta Airlines and Amazon have both announced plans to use biometric scanners to mitigate lines of customers. According to the […]

The Latest On The Conception Boat Fire

The Latest On The Conception Boat Fire

Law enforcement personnel, including a member of the FBI Underwater Search and Evidence Response Team wait on a jetty on September 3, 2019, in Santa Barbara, California.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Today on AirTalk we hear the latest updates on the Conception dive boat fire that killed 34 people. Interviews with crew members […]

Gustavo Arellano Launches Liberate ‘Taco Tuesday’ Campaign, Enlists Lebron James

Gustavo Arellano Launches Liberate ‘Taco Tuesday’ Campaign, Enlists Lebron James

LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers; Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images AirTalk® LA Times feature writer Gustavo Arellano is making the case for why NBA star LeBron James should liberate “Taco Tuesday” and make it un-trademarkable.  Word got out that James is attempting to trademark “Taco Tuesday.” James uses Instagram on Tuesdays to share […]