Jacob Margolis

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From the consequences of climate change to the next Big One, the threat of another natural disaster is never far away. I help Southern Californians understand the science shaping our imperfect paradise and get them prepared for what’s next.

Stories by Jacob Margolis

FDA moves to regulate e-cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration FDA wants to impose regulation on electronic cigarettes, including an eventual ban on sales to anyone under age 18. Megan McArdle covers the industry for Bloomberg View and she joins the show with more.

Amazon announces deal to stream HBO shows

Today, Amazon announced that they had struck a deal with HBO to make old seasons of several of their series available for Amazon Prime subscribers to view.

Curing your jet lag and keep a travel journal with apps

It's time for our next installment of App Chat. And today we have three apps that want to save you from jet lag, sketchy situations and your bad memory

Tuesday Reviewsday: Iggy Azalea, Neon Trees and Ray LaMontagne

It's time for another Tuesday Reviewsday. This week, Shirley Halperin from The Hollywood Reporter joins A Martinez to chat about three new albums.

Mad World: An oral history of New Wave artists and songs that defined the '80s

What was it like to be a part of the New Wave movement in the 1980s? Lori Majewski's new book chronicles the experience, and she joins A Martinez to talk about it.

Semana Santa a huge boon for retail businesses in border towns

Throughout Latin America people are observing Semana Santa, and as it turns out, the week is a huge boost to businesses on the U.S. side of the border.

Google gets into the drone business with purchase of Titan Aerospace

Google. They're on the web, on our phones, they're in our glasses... and soon they could be taking over our skies, with drones.

Tuesday Reviewsday: Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey, Santana and more

Music critic Steve Hochman and Justino Aguila from Billboard talk about new music from Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltry, Glen David Andrews, Santana and David Bisbal.

SpaceX tries to break into the spy satellite industry

SpaceX wants to send spy satellites into orbit. It's a lucrative business opportunity, but before they can get there they have plenty of problems to overcome.

'Desert Gold' curators offer alternative festival to Coachella this weekend

This weekend isn't just about the massive Southern California music festival, Coachella. Thirty minutes up the road in Palm Springs, Desert Gold is also starting.

$1,700 'Frozen' dolls up on eBay

The Disney film "Frozen" is the highest grossing animated film of all time, raking in over $1 billion. But what about the merchandise?

App Chat: 5 apps for lounging by the pool with a cold drink

It's hot out. So, we have a list of apps that'll help you sit around the pool, get drunk and save your baby soft skin from turning to leather.

'Heartbleed' could be why your credit card data was stolen

"Heartbleed" is a new vulnerability that was discovered in an online protocol called SSL, which is used to encrypt data that travels across the internet...

Tech experts make HBO's 'Silicon Valley' a bit more real

"I like to think that they were looking for both a data compression expert and a penis joke expert..." says Vin Mishra who consulted on HBO's new series "Silicon Valley."

Popular Yosemite spots reopen after Rim Fire closure

Parts of Yosemite opened back up yesterday after they were closed because of the Rim fire that devastated more than 77,000 acres inside the park.