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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 […]

Trump Administration Rolls Back Energy-Efficient Light Bulb Rules

Trump Administration Rolls Back Energy-Efficient Light Bulb Rules

LED light bulbs like these have replaced many incandescent ones.; Credit: Mark Lennihan/AP AirTalk® The United States Department of Energy announced plans today to roll back requirements for energy-saving light bulbs. According to the New York Times, the policy shift could increase greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change. The Natural Resources Defense Council plans […]

Trump Administration Rolls Back Energy-Efficient Light Bulb Rules

Trump Administration Rolls Back Energy-Efficient Light Bulb Rules

LED light bulbs like these have replaced many incandescent ones.; Credit: Mark Lennihan/AP AirTalk® The United States Department of Energy announced plans today to roll back requirements for energy-saving light bulbs. According to the New York Times, the policy shift could increase greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change. The Natural Resources Defense Council plans […]

The Latest On The Dive Boat Fire Off The Coast Of Santa Cruz Island

The Latest On The Dive Boat Fire Off The Coast Of Santa Cruz Island

Multiple Fatalities In Boat Fire Near Santa Cruz Island; Credit: Handout/Getty Images AirTalk® The Coast Guard says 25 bodies have been located and nine remain unaccounted for following a boat fire off the Southern California coast. Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Kroll says Monday night authorities have recovered 20 bodies and discovered five more. Those five cannot […]