Itxy Quintanilla

Apprentice News Clerk

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Itxy Quintanilla is an Apprentice News Clerk for AirTalk and FilmWeek with Larry Mantle.

Prior to joining KPCC, Itxy interned at KCRW, NPR, and reported for several publications. She enjoys telling stories through writing, audio, film, and photography.

Itxy graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in art. As a native Angeleno, she loves public radio, movies, and music.

Stories by Itxy Quintanilla

AirTalk Asks: Does the stigma around therapy still exist?

Is therapy the new norm?As more Americans in their 20s and 30s prioritize mental-health, the stigma that was once associated to therapy has started to dissolve.

‘Sharenting’: Why parents do it and how it affects children

Have you ever shared a photo of your child online? Maybe you uploaded their sonogram online before they were even born? It’s all in good faith, but some experts say it may be wiser to be more protective of your kids’ privacy.

‘Ghosting’: Why people do it and its psychological impact

Orbiting, zombieing, breadcrumbing… these are only a few trends that have emerged in today’s digital age of social media and online dating.

‘Latinx’: A generational debate?

Earlier this year, “Latinx” was officially added to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary.

The formula for success: teaching kids to fail better

The perfect GPA, the shining internships, the endless extracurricular activities are the external markers of success for many students.

AirTalk checks in with Metro CEO Phil Washington: Congestion pricing, an early earthquake warning system and more

Phil Washington returns for his recurring visit with AirTalk to discuss the latest MTA news.

Should a social media check be required for aspiring gun owners?

A New York lawmaker has introduced a bill that would require police to check the social media and online searches of handgun license applicants, and disqualify those who publish violent or hate-filled posts.

The day after election night: results and key takeaways

Polls closed at 8pm last night, ending a highly anticipated election. Here’s what we know.

AirTalk debates 2018 ballot initiatives: Measure W — parcel tax on impermeable land

If Measure W goes through, property owners might have to pay a tax for impermeable land like driveways, patios, parking lots, rooftops and other paved surfaces that don’t absorb water.

AirTalk debates 2018 ballot initiatives: Prop C — business tax to fund homeless services

This November, San Francisco voters will be deciding whether or not to pass a tax measure that would fund homeless services.

Party of 3: A new political party wants to join California politics

California might soon be getting a third political party.

Are educational apps actually helping children learn?

Do educational apps for preschoolers really help them learn? A new study from the University of California, Irvine has an answer.

As LA Metro considers renaming rail lines, AirTalk asks: What are your ideas?

Metro rail lines are quickly expanding across Los Angeles.

Hispanic, Latino or Latinx? A look into navigating identity in the US

The gender-neutral term “Latinx” was officially added to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary earlier this month.

Can an algorithm predict a patient's risk of committing suicide?

Can artificial intelligence save lives? That’s the question researchers at Vanderbilt Medical Center and Florida State University have been trying to answer.