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Uber and Lyft Plan To Take Fight Against AB 5 To The Voters

Uber and Lyft Plan To Take Fight Against AB 5 To The Voters

Uber and Lyft, along with other companies at the center of the gig economy, are preparing to spend their own money on ballot measures to protect their interests; Credit: Richard Vogel/AP AirTalk® Rideshare companies Uber and Lyft are planning to spend 60 million dollars to keep their drivers classified as independent contractors. According to the […]

Agreement Reached On Contentious Bill That Would Restrict New Charter Schools

Agreement Reached On Contentious Bill That Would Restrict New Charter Schools

A student walks toward an entrance of the historic “R Building” on the campus of L.A. Unified’s Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights.; Credit: Kyle Stokes/KPCC AirTalk® On Wednesday, the teachers unions and charter school supporters came to a compromise on Assembly Bill 1505, a bill that would set restrictions on the creation of new […]

Agreement Reached On Contentious Bill That Would Restrict New Charter Schools

Agreement Reached On Contentious Bill That Would Restrict New Charter Schools

A student walks toward an entrance of the historic “R Building” on the campus of L.A. Unified’s Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights.; Credit: Kyle Stokes/KPCC AirTalk® On Wednesday, the teachers unions and charter school supporters came to a compromise on Assembly Bill 1505, a bill that would set restrictions on the creation of new […]

LA City Controller Audit Of City Homeless Services Authority Finds Missed Contract Goals, Proposes Data-Driven Fix

LA City Controller Audit Of City Homeless Services Authority Finds Missed Contract Goals, Proposes Data-Driven Fix

Tents and belongings of the homeless line a street in downtown Los Angeles, California on June 25, 2018; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The homeless services authority that contracts with the City of Los Angeles to help find housing and treatment for the city’s homeless population has missed a number of the goals in […]

A Renovation of Mammoth Proportions: Natural History Museum Unveils Proposed Redesigns For The La Brea Tar Pits

A Renovation of Mammoth Proportions: Natural History Museum Unveils Proposed Redesigns For The La Brea Tar Pits

One of three proposed redesigns for the La Brea Tar Pits AirTalk® The La Brea Tar Pits is getting revamped for the first time since the museum opened 40 years ago. As reported by the LA Times, the director of the Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County unveiled three potential redesigns of the park […]

Do Politics And Work Mix? Google Says No Way

Do Politics And Work Mix? Google Says No Way

People walk in Google’s main campus ; Credit: AMY OSBORNE/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Google wants employees to stop talking politics at work, according to a new set of guidelines released by the company on Friday. The note encourages sharing ideas, but says raging debates and name calling goes too far. While no topics are specifically off-limits, […]

LA’s Rules About Where Homeless People Are Allowed To Sit And Sleep Could Get Even More Complicated

LA’s Rules About Where Homeless People Are Allowed To Sit And Sleep Could Get Even More Complicated

A makeshift shelter in front of church on Wilshire Boulevard in Koreatown.; Credit: (Matt Tinoco/LAist) Matt Tinoco | AirTalk® The Los Angeles City Council’s homelessness and poverty committee on Wednesday recommended repealing a controversial ordinance prohibiting homeless people from sitting or sleeping on sidewalks. The committee wants city council to replace the law with one […]

The Sterling Affairs: New Podcast Series Examines Former Clippers Owner’s Rise And Downfall After Recordings Of Racist Comments

The Sterling Affairs: New Podcast Series Examines Former Clippers Owner’s Rise And Downfall After Recordings Of Racist Comments

The Sterling Affaris, a new podcast series from 30 For 30 AirTalk® A new podcast series, produced by 30 for 30 Podcasts and The Undefeated, looks at the life of Donald Sterling. His mistress secretly taped the former Los Angeles Clippers owner saying racist comments, which were eventually made public and forced Sterling to sell […]

Why Cities Don’t Win Elections

Why Cities Don’t Win Elections

Jonathan A. Rodden AirTalk® In the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton carried the largest cities in the country – but the cities lost. Author Jonathan A. Rodden knows why. It’s not just the electoral college, or partisan gerrymandering. It has to do with how what Americans believe correlates with where they live – a relationship […]

Exploring The Why Behind California’s Primary Care Physician Shortage

Exploring The Why Behind California’s Primary Care Physician Shortage

California is facing a shortage of physicians in rural areas and lower income cities.; Credit: andresr/Getty Images AirTalk® According to a new piece in CAL Matters, California’s growing shortage of primary care physicians is hitting low-income and rural areas the hardest.  About a third of doctors in the state are over the age of 55, […]