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Coronavirus Continues To Spread Through California, Now A Pandemic

Coronavirus Continues To Spread Through California, Now A Pandemic

A medical worker assists a passenger from the Princess Cruises Grand Princess cruise ship before boarding a charter plane at Oakland International Airport on March 10, 2020 in Oakland, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® The coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has been spreading throughout California at an increasingly fast pace, as the epidemic […]

2020 Primaries: Michigan The Biggest Prize Voters In Six States Hit The Polls

2020 Primaries: Michigan The Biggest Prize Voters In Six States Hit The Polls

Democratic Presidential Candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses supporters during a campaign rally at the TCF Center on March 6, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. ; Credit: Brittany Greeson/Getty Images AirTalk® Bernie Sanders proved his 2016 presidential bid was serious with an upset victory in Michigan powered by his opposition to free trade and appeal among working-class […]

Book Publisher Reverses Course On Woody Allen Memoir After Staff Walkout. Did They Make The Right Call?

Book Publisher Reverses Course On Woody Allen Memoir After Staff Walkout. Did They Make The Right Call?

Director-actor Woody Allen speaks onstage.; Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images AirTalk® Woody Allen’s publisher has decided to cancel the planned release of his memoir “Apropos of Nothing.”  The announcement Friday by Hachette Book Group followed days of criticism focused on allegations that Allen sexually abused his daughter Dylan Farrow. On Thursday, dozens of Hachette employees staged […]

AirTalk Live: A Postprimary Election Conversation

AirTalk Live: A Postprimary Election Conversation

Vermont Senator Bernie Sander (L) and former Vice President Joe Biden (R) address their supporters at their respective rallies following Super Tuesday’s results.; Credit: GETTY IMAGES AirTalk® Super Tuesday has come and gone, and the results are in. Sen. Bernie Sanders won in California, but former Vice President Joe Biden claimed major victories in other […]

Alameda Court Ruling: Cannabis Smell Doesn’t Justify A Full Legal Search

Alameda Court Ruling: Cannabis Smell Doesn’t Justify A Full Legal Search

The Alameda County Superior Court has ruled that the odor coming from a car wasn’t enough to justify a full search of a vehicle.; Credit: /Bloomberg via Getty Images AirTalk® The Alameda County Superior Court has ruled that the odor coming from a car stopped in Berkeley wasn’t enough to justify a full search of […]

Mayor Eric Garcetti On LA’s Response To New Coronavirus Cases

Mayor Eric Garcetti On LA’s Response To New Coronavirus Cases

Shelves where disinfectant wipes are usually displayed is nearly empty at a Target store on March 02, 2020 in Novato, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® A U.S. health official says six new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Los Angeles County, where there was one previously. Each case confirmed Tuesday night […]

Does New CA Bill To Create Certificate Program And Registry For Adult Performers Help Or Hurt?

Does New CA Bill To Create Certificate Program And Registry For Adult Performers Help Or Hurt?

Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento.; Credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP AirTalk® A new state bill in California is getting waves of backlash from many adult performers.  The initial version of the bill would have created a registry of adult performers who would be fingerprinted, background checked and would have to go through an […]

Future Of The Forum Up In The Air As Steve Ballmer Eyes To Buy Historic Venue

Future Of The Forum Up In The Air As Steve Ballmer Eyes To Buy Historic Venue

A general view of exterior of The Great Western Forum taken during the 1987 season in Inglewood, California. ; Credit: Rick Stewart/Getty Images AirTalk® Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is in negotiations to purchase The Forum according to reports by ESPN. What will the deal mean for the future of the arena? Ballmer’s move to buy […]

Future Of The Forum Up In The Air As Steve Ballmer Eyes To Buy Historic Venue

Future Of The Forum Up In The Air As Steve Ballmer Eyes To Buy Historic Venue

A general view of exterior of The Great Western Forum taken during the 1987 season in Inglewood, California. ; Credit: Rick Stewart/Getty Images AirTalk® Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is in negotiations to purchase The Forum according to reports by ESPN. What will the deal mean for the future of the arena? Ballmer’s move to buy […]

The Denkmann Report: Super Tuesday Super Preview

The Denkmann Report: Super Tuesday Super Preview

A voter prepares her ballot during early voting for the California presidential primary election at a new L.A. County ‘Mobile Vote Center’ in Universal City, California.; Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images AirTalk® With Super Tuesday less than a week away, KPCC’s senior political reporter Libby Denkmann joins us to discuss how the Dem candidates have been […]