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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 […]

Triple Play: No Surprise, Dodgers Are Having A Good Season, But Is It Enough?

Triple Play: No Surprise, Dodgers Are Having A Good Season, But Is It Enough?

Alex Verdugo #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a double in the eighth inning against the New York Mets at Dodger Stadium on May 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: John McCoy/Getty Images AirTalk® The Dodgers started off their season strong this year, and they managed to keep it that way as the […]

Election 2020 Kickoff: A CA Dream Statewide Call-In Special

Election 2020 Kickoff: A CA Dream Statewide Call-In Special

The California Dream Logo; Credit: Capital Public Radio, KQED, KPCC, KPBS and CALmatters AirTalk® California will play an outsized role in the 2020 election — bolstered by our early primary date, Kamala Harris’ high-profile candidacy and a slate of important issues that Californians care about including immigration and the environment. As Democratic hopefuls descend on […]

A Mexican-American Food Writer Says The Notion of Authenticity Is Defined By Tourists

A Mexican-American Food Writer Says The Notion of Authenticity Is Defined By Tourists

“Gorditas de Chaya” are thick maize pancakes with sauteed greens, a boiled egg and pumpkin seed ground, served with chaya sauce, onions, cilantro, habanero chili pepper and lemon; Credit: OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® John Paul Brammer is “from a Mexican family that can’t cook,” in his own words. When he began food-writing, he realized that […]