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AirTalk for August 11, 2014

Austin Beutner has been named the new publisher and chief executive officer of the Los Angeles Times. What does the future hold for the LA Times with the appointment? Also, the Police Commission is meeting tomorrow to decide whether to reappoint LAPD Chief Charlie Beck for a second five-year term. Then,


AirTalk for August 8, 2014

The US launched an airstrike against Islamic militants in northern Iraq this morning, less than a day after President Obama authorized limited military action against Islamic militants ISIL. Also, the World Health Organization has declared West Africa’s Ebola epidemic is an international public health emergency. Then, it's FilmWeek on AirTalk!

Hawaii Braces For Multiple Hurricanes

AirTalk for August 7, 2014

Hurricane Iselle, the first of two hurricanes is set to strike Hawaii today. Then, a bill seeks to limit electric vehicle rebates to low-income Californians. According to the latest figures from digital trend tracker comScore, 166 million people in the US now own a smartphone. Finally, in a new documentary, “The Dog,” filmmakers Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren tell the story of John Wojtowicz, the inspiration for Al Pacino’s character in “Dog Day Afternoon.”

birth control pill contraception

AirTalk for August 6, 2014

A California Bill that would mandate health plans to include all contraceptives has been approved in the state Senate. Also, a Russian crime syndicate has apparently stolen over 1 billion internet usernames and passwords from hundreds of thousands of websites. Then, a North Carolina restaurant is offering a 15 percent discount to its customers who pray while dining at the establishment.

Healthcare Stock

AirTalk for August 5, 2014

By the end of this year 1 in 4 Californians will be apart of Cal Index, which will electronically document their complete medical histories. Then, while Congress headed to summer vacation, California’s state government headed back to Sacramento, and back to work. Finally, niche observances have taken over the calendar, what are the best and worst of these “holidays”?

Ebola Americans

AirTalk for August 4, 2014

An American doctor infected with the deadly Ebola virus was transferred Saturday to Emery University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. Also, the Israeli military says it has resumed its attacks on the Gaza Strip, ending a self-declared, seven-hour cease-fire that was in effect for much of the day. Then, we'll discuss the popular "On The Run Tour" by artists Beyoncé and Jay-Z.