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

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.

Members of the film industry weigh in on navigating nude scenes after #MeToo

The rise of the #MeToo movement has continued to shed light on gender inequality and sexual misconduct in Hollywood.

How ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is a game changer for representation in Hollywood

It’s been 25 years since a major motion picture centered around an Asian American story hit the big screen.

$13 billion in spending, 82 original films, and no more online reviews: Forecasting Netflix’s future by the numbers

Netflix’s revolution will be televised. From its beginnings as a DVD rental service, the company has now grown into a streaming giant.

The final kick: Croatia versus France, what to expect and how we got here

The World Cup comes to an end on Sunday with France and Croatia competing for first place.

The ‘Incredibles’ are back to save the world: filmmaker Brad Bird on his return to the superhero world

After fourteen years of waiting, the “Incredibles” have returned with a sequel.

Keeping sequels suave: How Michael Giacchino makes superhero music cool in ‘Incredibles 2’

2004’s “Incredibles” was the catalyst for Michael Giacchino’s work with Pixar, and it’s clear that the composer slipped right back into the 1960’s-style groove while scoring “Incredibles 2.”