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As Berkeley welcomes Free Speech Week, a look at role of the school throughout history of protest

This Sunday marks the beginning of UC Berkeley's "Free Speech Week," and the conservative line-up of speakers is straining campus tensions. We explore the history of Berkeley's relationship with free speech as well as how its administrators are responding to the current climate. We also check in on the status of the Affordable Care Act; discuss Cal State's retraction of remedial courses; and more.

Stakeholders weigh in on who pays for California’s multibillion-dollar water project

The cost of Gov. Jerry Brown’s $17 billion plan to build two water tunnels to central and Southern California continues to spark debate, and AirTalk gives a comprehensive review of the plan, its supporters, and its critics. We also provide updates on the Mexico earthquake and Hurricane Maria; speak with LA’s Chief of Police Charlie Beck; and more.

Trump addresses UN: ‘Rocket Man is on a Suicide Mission’

AirTalk provides a recap of Trump's speech at the U.N. this morning, where he expressed noteably aggressive rhetoric regarding North Korea and Iran. We also dive into the details of LA Metro's plan to launch its own ridesharing service; talk to a psychologist whose new study shows teenagers are in no rush to grow up; and more.

CA Legislative Session: What passed? What didn't? What stalled?

AirTalk parses through the state's newest legislature after the 2017 session ended in Sacramento Friday. We also analyze Trump's first UN appearance among other political news; debate the delicacy of foie gras after an appeals court upheld California's right to impose a state ban; and more.

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