AirTalk for May 22, 2015

Volunteers, wildlife experts, and cleanup crews continue to cleanup efforts of the more than 100,000 gallons crude oil spill in Santa Barbara. Also, LA Times writer offers adventurous hikers the best hidden walks and trails of the city in his latest book. Then, we hear the latest from the Cannes Film Festival.


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President Obama and his party are heading opposite ways over the proposed trade deal with Asia known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Also, a Pew study released this week shows that millennials have now surpassed Gen Xers as the largest generation in the U.S. labor force. Then, author David McCullough tackles the progression to the airplane in his latest book, “The Wright Brothers.”

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AirTalk for May 12, 2015

According to the new LA County homeless census, the number of people living in cars, tents, and larger encampments has nearly doubled. Also,the NFL took the air out of the New England Patriots franchise and fans yesterday, slapping quarterback Tom Brady with a four game suspension,. Then, a new study shows that many millennials are choosing to opt out of any kind of religious affiliation.


AirTalk for May 11, 2015

It’s a busy start to the week for President Obama, as he hosts a summit of leaders of Arab states this week at camp David. Also, the LA County homeless census is just concluded, and new numbers are expected today, with the biggest growth in Venice. Then, new McDonalds CEO Steve Easterbrook is making some big changes to the iconic burger joint.

Police Tape

AirTalk for May 8, 2015

A former aide to California attorney general Kamala Harris and two others were allegedly operating a fake police department that claimed it had ties to dating back thousands of years to the Knights of Templar. Also, what will British Prime Minister David Cameron's victory mean for U.S. policy in the fight against ISIS? Then, it's T-G-I Filmweek!

House Select Intelligence Committee Holds Hearing On Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

AirTalk for May 7, 2015

A federal appeals court ruled this morning that the National Security Agency's collection of data on every American's phone call violates the law. Also, a new study recently published by non-profit, Ascend reveals some startling facts about the role that Asians play in Silicon Valley. Then, in “Bibliotech,” author John Palfrey argues that libraries are actually more important than ever, but to survive, they also need to change and adapt.


AirTalk for May 6, 2015

The State Water Resources Control Board unanimously approved Governor Brown’s executive order for cities to cut water use by 25%. Also, 75% of 10th-graders in LAUSD schools could be denied their diplomas, because they didn’t meet the district's plan to prepare students for four-year colleges. Then, a bill that failed in Sacramento yesterday sought to authorize roadside drug tests to help police officers identify high drivers.