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Coronavirus Updates: What Is California Doing To Prepare For Inevitable Spread?

Coronavirus Updates: What Is California Doing To Prepare For Inevitable Spread?

A worshipper wears a face mask to protect against the coronavirus while sitting in a pew at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Ash Wednesday on February 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images AirTalk® Officials this week confirmed the first case of the coronavirus without a known origin. […]

From Post To Photo Finish: New Book Uses Portraiture To Chronicle Hollywood Park Racetrack’s Final Weeks

From Post To Photo Finish: New Book Uses Portraiture To Chronicle Hollywood Park Racetrack’s Final Weeks

A track worker watches a horse run along the backstretch during morning workouts at Betfair Hollywood Park on December 21, 2013 in Inglewood, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood was home to horse racing royalty over its 75 years in operation. Zenyatta, Seabiscuit, Citation, Secretariat and Seattle Slew, just […]

Producer Richie Jackson On Life As A Gay Man In America, Then And Now

Producer Richie Jackson On Life As A Gay Man In America, Then And Now

Andrew Sullivan interviews producer and author Richie Jackson.; Credit: KRISTOFFER TRIPPLAAR/THE ATLANTIC Julia Murray | AirTalk® When producer Richie Jackson moved to New York City as a young man in the 1980s, he joined a gay community still fighting for basic rights and recognition under the law. He came of age during the AIDS crisis […]

AirTalk Special: A City’s Final Goodbye To Kobe Bryant

AirTalk Special: A City’s Final Goodbye To Kobe Bryant

A mural depicting deceased NBA star Kobe Bryant, painted by Jonas Never, is displayed on a building in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images AirTalk® Family, friends and fans are gathering today in downtown Los Angeles for a special memorial service honoring Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant.  The service at Staples […]

How Are Americans Feeling About Socialism These Days?

How Are Americans Feeling About Socialism These Days?

2020 Democratic presidential hopeful US Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) wave to a crowd of supporters during a campaign rally.; Credit: JOHANNES EISELE/AFP via Getty Images AirTalk® Sen. Bernie Sanders has a current edge in the field of candidates hoping to be the face of the Democratic party come November. According […]

The Denkmann Report: City Council Races, Bloomberg Pays Californians To Post About Him, Vote Centers Set To Open And More

The Denkmann Report: City Council Races, Bloomberg Pays Californians To Post About Him, Vote Centers Set To Open And More

Councilmember David Ryu, who is running for reelection in LA’s 4th District, speaks on stage.; Credit: Rich Fury/Getty Images AirTalk® California’s primary is rapidly approaching. Each week, Larry is checking in with KPCC politics reporter Libby Denkmann as she follows all things voting in SoCal. Here are some of the headlines she’s watching this week: […]

Should Public Transit Users Be Able To Jump Security Checkpoint Lines At LAX?

Should Public Transit Users Be Able To Jump Security Checkpoint Lines At LAX?

Buses pick up arriving travelers at LAX as people travel to Thanksgiving holiday destinations on November 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: David McNew/Getty Images AirTalk® The city of Los Angeles is considering giving public transit riders priority access at LAX’s security lines. L.A. City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield authored the motion, which points to […]

Should Voting Be Compulsory? One California Lawmaker Thinks So

Should Voting Be Compulsory? One California Lawmaker Thinks So

Democratic Congressional candidate Katie Hill fills out her ballot in a polling place in California’s 25th Congressional district on November 6, 2018 in Agua Dulce, California. ; Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images AirTalk® A newly introduced California bill would make it a requirement that all registered voters cast a ballot, even if that ballot is unmarked.  […]

The Latest On Homelessness Talks Between L.A. And The Trump Administration

The Latest On Homelessness Talks Between L.A. And The Trump Administration

A homeless encampment on a freeway overpass near the Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles, California on December 1, 2015. ; Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® L.A. Mayor Eric Garcettti and HUD Secretary Ben Carson are continuing talks of a deal to address homelessness in the city. The two officials met Thursday at an event […]

Sheriff Alex Villanueva Responds To Measure R Debate

Sheriff Alex Villanueva Responds To Measure R Debate

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva speaks on January 27, 2020 in Calabasas, California. ; Credit: Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images AirTalk® Los Angeles County will vote on Measure R on March 3. The measure would give the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department’s civilian oversight board increased subpoena power, and it would also require the county to research […]