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

How the US should approach ISIS’ human shield strategy in Raqqa

As local ground forces supported by U.S. led airstrikes close in on two of the Islamic State’s urban holds, Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq, there’s growing concern over how the U.S. will approach ISIS’s strategy of using human shields.

Unless we do something about it, many SoCal beaches could be gone by 2100

Rising sea level caused by climate change could destroy 31 to 67 percent of Southern California beaches, according to a paper published in the Journal of Geophysical Research.

Should Internet service providers be allowed to sell your browsing data?

You might be unaware that your internet service provider can sell your browsing history to an advertiser.

CA bill would prevent local authorities from cooperating with feds on marijuana

​A bill introduced by six California legislators in February would prohibit state and local law enforcement from helping federal drug agents arrest and investigate marijuana license holders, effectively creating a sanctuary for the cannabis industry.

The ethics of ‘Right-to-try’ in California – exploitation or hope?

In 2017, California became one of 33 U.S. states to adopt a popular yet highly contested ‘right-to-try’ law. Right-to-try was created to allow terminally ill patients to try to access experimental therapies that haven’t been fully approved by the FDA.

How do voice assistants such as Alexa, Siri and Cortana shape children?

Kids might love having Alexa around to help with homework, set the alarm clock or tell them the weather – but what are the effects of these “smart” voice assistants on child development?

From the slippery slope to the strawman, which logical fallacy do you encounter most often?

If you allow your kids to stay up past their bedtime tonight, they’ll stay up late every night.

What ‘Get Out’ does with the horror genre and your favorite ‘social thrillers’

Jordan Peele’s directorial debut “Get Out,” which takes on racism using the vehicle of horror-comedy, dominated the box office last weekend and racked up a nearly perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes.

How meritocracy is harming the tech startup culture

Ride-hailing company Uber has been controversy-prone, to say the least.

What would a #DayWithoutImmigrants look like?

That’s the question being posed and the point being made by some immigrants across the country who are striking Thursday by staying home from work or not making any purchases.

What LAUSD’s internal audit tells us about bullying and how to prevent it

According to an LAUSD internal audit on anti-bullying initiatives released Monday, 1 in 5 high school students and 1 in 4 elementary school students have been bullied in the last school year.

Going through a breakup? There’s an app for that

When she turned to the internet for post-breakup advice, former Google employee Ellen Huerta came up short – so she decided to fill that void herself.

CA Supreme Court will decide if text sent by government employees is public record

If a government employee sends a business-related text from their iPhone, is it, legally speaking, a matter of public record?

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.