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Why Two Earthquakes Of A Similar Magnitude Can Feel So Different

Why Two Earthquakes Of A Similar Magnitude Can Feel So Different

A 6.4 magnitude quake near Ridgecrest Thursday, July 4 caused a crack to open up in the desert, crossing Highway 178 near Trona Road.; Credit: Emily Guerin/KPCC/LAist AirTalk® On July 4th, Southern California was hit by an earthquake with a 6.4 magnitude, which was quickly followed by a magnitude 7.1 a day later.  These were […]

Production Of The Iconic And Controversial VW Beetle, Already Once-Resurrected, To Halt This Week

Production Of The Iconic And Controversial VW Beetle, Already Once-Resurrected, To Halt This Week

Volkswagen logo; Credit: Brennan Linsley/AP AirTalk® Volkswagen is halting production of the last version of its Beetle model this week at its plant in Puebla, Mexico. It’s the end of the road for a vehicle that has symbolized many things over a history spanning eight decades since 1938. It has been: a part of Germany’s […]

Dishing On The New-Look Lakers And Clippers After A Wild Weekend In The NBA

Dishing On The New-Look Lakers And Clippers After A Wild Weekend In The NBA

Kawhi Leonard in the 2019 NBA Finals; Credit: Pool/Getty Images AirTalk® The Board Man got paid and Los Angeles basketball has a new “fun guy” after Kawhi Leonard, arguably the most sought-after free agent on the market this NBA offseason, announced late Friday night that he would sign a 4 year, $142 million deal with […]

Fireworks On The Fourth: Festive Or Frustrating?

Fireworks On The Fourth: Festive Or Frustrating?

Fans watch a fireworks show after the game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium on July 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.; Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images AirTalk® The fourth of July in Los Angeles is a spectacular event for many.  It’s a sign that summer is in full swing […]

What Standards Should DNA Testing Companies Be Held To In Guarding Customers’ Genetic Data?

What Standards Should DNA Testing Companies Be Held To In Guarding Customers’ Genetic Data?

The results of genetic testing.; Credit: /Science Photo Library RF/Getty Images AirTalk® At-home DNA testing kits have skyrocketed in popularity over the last several years, but little is known about exactly what the companies who analyze the samples actually do with the genetic and medical data they collect. Now, a coalition of the biggest companies […]

What Standards Should DNA Testing Companies Be Held To In Guarding Customers’ Genetic Data?

What Standards Should DNA Testing Companies Be Held To In Guarding Customers’ Genetic Data?

The results of genetic testing.; Credit: /Science Photo Library RF/Getty Images AirTalk® At-home DNA testing kits have skyrocketed in popularity over the last several years, but little is known about exactly what the companies who analyze the samples actually do with the genetic and medical data they collect. Now, a coalition of the biggest companies […]

CA Sports Betting Measure Proposed For November 2020 Ballot

CA Sports Betting Measure Proposed For November 2020 Ballot

Sports betting AirTalk® Sports betting could soon be legal in California. The constitutional amendment, ACA 16, was proposed by state Senator Bill Bobb and California Assemblyman Adam Grey . In an interview with ESPN, Gray said “I know there’s significant interest throughout the California sports economy… My hope would be that we can find a […]

Recapping A Wild Start To NBA Free Agency And Exploring How LA Teams Now Fit Into The Kawhi Leonard Sweepstakes

Recapping A Wild Start To NBA Free Agency And Exploring How LA Teams Now Fit Into The Kawhi Leonard Sweepstakes

Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors during Game Five of the 2019 NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena.; Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images AirTalk® The NBA’s free agency period began on Sunday and basketball fans didn’t have to wait long for the fireworks to begin. One of the biggest questions heading into NBA free agency […]

Harris Takes The Spotlight: We Dive Into Round 2 Of The Democratic Debates

Harris Takes The Spotlight: We Dive Into Round 2 Of The Democratic Debates

Democratic presidential hopefuls (fromL) Mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg, Former US Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., US Senator for Vermont Bernie Sanders and US Senator for California Kamala Harris speak during the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season; Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® The second debate of the […]

The 101 On The Potential SoCal Grocery Store Worker Strike

The 101 On The Potential SoCal Grocery Store Worker Strike

Grocery Workers Contemplate Going On Strike; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® Grocery workers at various stores in Southern California decided to authorize union leaders to call for a strike, meaning that leaders will be able to organize a walkout at any moment.  It’s been 16 years since the longest and biggest strike of grocery store […]