Natalie Chudnovsky Apprentice News Clerk, Airtalk

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Natalie Chudnovsky is an Apprentice News Clerk for AirTalk.

Prior to joining KPCC, she interned with KCRW’s "All Things Considered," helped out on the "Taboo Tales" podcast and developed ESL materials. She’s also written and done editorial work for publications such as TravelAge West, MovieMaker Magazine, Time Out LA and The Daily Bruin.

Natalie graduated from UCLA with a Bachelors in English and an affinity for writing short stories. At any given time, she’s probably listening to a podcast, reading, writing or drinking tea (though not all at once).


Stories by Natalie Chudnovsky

Southern California reacts to Donald Trump's inauguration

Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States shortly after nine this morning.

Debating Councilmember Bonin’s ‘clean money’ election reforms

On January 16, Councilmember Mike Bonin introduced a motion for the city to publicly finance local elections in Los Angeles.

The legality of the FBI’s paid Best Buy technician informants

United States of America v. Mark A. Rettenmaier has brought to light a small group of paid Geek Squad informants which the FBI has been cultivating over a four-year period – a relationship which will be explored by the defense attorneys in a Los Angeles hearing starting Wednesday.

New bill would require provisional licenses for CA drivers under 21

The bill is AB 63, introduced by CA Assemblyman Jim Frazier (D-Oakley), and it seeks to up the age new drivers must hold a provisional driver’s license from 18 to 21 in the hope of reducing teen driving accidents.

‘The cloud’ is partially powered by coal – how can we make it more energy efficient?

“The cloud,” an online form of computing that provides digital storage and streaming services, may be intangible, but its environmental footprint is not.

Interview with the author, Anne Rice

Rice has published the thirteenth installment of her Vampire Chronicles, “Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis.”

‘Congratulations on your acceptance’: We debate ‘early decision’ college admissions

While most high school seniors are currently finishing up college applications, some have already received early decision admission.

‘Happy Holidays’ vs ‘Merry Christmas’ in a year when political correctness was front and center

It’s December, and aside from celebrations, libations and family gatherings, that means it’s time for the perennial “Happy Holidays” versus “Merry Christmas” debate.

4 signs a loved one may be struggling with dementia

When Bakersfield Police shot and killed 73-year-old Francisco Serna Monday, it seems officers were not informed Serna was suffering from dementia. The shooting highlights the challenges of caretaking.

LA sues Macy’s, Kohl’s, Sears, JC Penney over fake price cuts

Does a washer discounted from $1,179.99 to $999.99 sound like a good deal? What if it never actually sold at $1,179.99?

Roundtable: the many competing interests at Standing Rock

North Dakota’s governor has set an eviction date for December 5, but there are no plans for forcible removal of the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters, which has led to confusion.

AirTalk asks: why do you volunteer?

According to a new report from the Corporation for National and Community Service, 62.6 million adults volunteered through an organization last year and gave $184 billion worth of service.

LAPD Chief Beck: 'Immigration is not the job of local law enforcement'

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck will join AirTalk today to answer questions about challenges the LAPD might face from the federal government if the department does not follow stepped up enforcement of immigration laws.

4 things to know about Trump’s immigration plan

Immigration was a key part of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, and many have wondered whether he’d make good on his deportation plans, as well as the promise to build a Mexico-funded wall along the U.S. border.

What do Trump voters want to see the new president prioritize?

Former Riverside County Trump delegate Ben Clymer Jr. says he'd like to President-elect Trump prioritize jobs, and Airtalk listeners weighed in with immigration, security, ISIS and others.