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AirTalk® FOR January 22, 2018

The FCC rolled back net neutrality, but CA is trying to bring it back

California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De León and state Sen. Scott Wiener have independently introduced two proposals that would counter federal net neutrality laws and prevent companies from blocking internet services. We debate the pros and cons. We also address Chief Beck's retirement; take a look at the week in politics; and more. See full episode >
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The FCC rolled back net neutrality, but CA is trying to bring it back – is that a good idea?

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In December, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality rules, but now California lawmakers have two proposals to reinstate the protections.

Week in Politics: What to watch for as Senate votes to end shutdown, what Mike Pence is doing in Israel and more

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AirTalk political analysts Lanhee Chen of Stanford’s Hoover Institution and Ange-Marie Hancock-Alfaro of USC discuss the latest national political news.

As Charlie Beck steps down, what to expect from the next LAPD chief

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In a surprise decision, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announced Friday that he would step down.

The big sleep and beyond: What’s behind our fascination with the afterlife

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Heaven. Hell. Reincarnation. What happens after we die has been a core aspect of many religions, and a subject of imagination for many practitioners of the arts.

Are we or aren’t we: the latest on the potential government shutdown

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As the midnight deadline approaches, the Senate is readying for a vote on whether they’ll keep the lights on at the Capitol.

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The state of the LA Times: Unionization vote, NPR’s bombshell investigation into CEO

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Today, the Los Angeles Times is expected to announce its official employee ballot count on whether or not to unionize in what is believed to be the first union vote in the paper’s 136-year history.

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New USC-Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll shows decreasing support for Trump, hopeful outlook on economy

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Nearly a year after Trump’s inauguration, USC-Dornsife/Los Angeles Times has released its new nationwide poll which reflects declining support for the president and portends trouble for the GOP in the coming midterms.

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Women’s March 2.0: A look into the movement’s anniversary

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This weekend marks the first anniversary of the Women’s March, where an estimated 750,000 Angelenos took to the streets to join one of the largest national and international movements on Jan. 21, 2017, the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

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The deadline approaches: how likely is a government shutdown and what would it mean for CA?

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Republicans and Democrats continue talks on a short-term funding measure as the Friday government shutdown deadline approaches.

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New scientific study supports lowering DUI threshold to 0.05, increasing alcohol taxes

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On Wednesday, the prestigious National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a 489-page report with multiple recommendations to curb “entirely preventable” drunk-driving related deaths in the U.S., including lowering the blood-alcohol concentration from 0.08 to 0.05.

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LA is on Amazon’s longlist for its HQ2. But Angelenos, is it something you want?

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Amazon has narrowed down the 238 location proposals to just 20 places and Los Angeles is one of them.

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Should LA sue oil companies over climate change and would the suit stand a chance?

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As Southern California recovers from the wildfires and mudslides, two L.A. Councilmembers are pushing a proposal for the city to sue oil companies and get financial reimbursement for “knowing that their business practice was contributing to climate change and doing nothing to stop their destructive ways.”

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Are national injunctions creating ‘judge shopping’? Debating their use and legality

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In 2015, it was a Texas federal judge who blocked then President Barack Obama’s plans to expand DACA and implement DAPA using a national injunction. Last week, a San Francisco federal judge also issued a nationwide injunction to temporarily block President Donald Trump’s move to end DACA.

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From iPhone trackers to television parental controls that censor the content that kids watch, parents these days have a lot of technological options if they want to surveil their children’s lives – but to what extent should they?

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