James Chow

Apprentice News Clerk, AirTalk

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James Chow is an apprentice news clerk for AirTalk.

He has previously chronicled news and human interest pieces for Southern California News Group newspapers, the Daily 49er and the Long Beach Post. He's also produced podcast segments for both the Daily 49er and the Long Beach Post.

James graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Communication Studies. In his free time, James is creating podcasts, searching for vintage stuff on eBay or developing calloused hands from the guitar.

The HFPA Apprentice News Clerk for AirTalk is generously supported by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association Charitable Trust

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Stories by James Chow

How the Navajo Nation Went From Being Devastated By COVID To Vaccinating Over Half Its Adult Population

Although Native Americans are one of the most at-risk groups in contracting COVID-19, they've been the most successful at vaccinating their populations. NPR reported that the Navajo Nation had vaccinated more than half of its adult population, which surpasses the U.S. national vaccination rate.

As FDA Weighs Banning Menthol Cigarettes, We Discuss Its Impact

U.S. health regulators pledged again Thursday to try to ban menthol cigarettes, this time under pressure from African American groups to remove the mint flavor popular among Black smokers.

Local Community Weighs In On Proposed Barriers Along Colorado Street Bridge

If you've crossed the Colorado Street Bridge lately, you may have seen three tall, oddly shaped vertical barriers between the 10-foot high fencing.

Hate Crimes, Explained In The Context Of California Law

Since the beginning of the pandemic, crimes targeting Asian Americans increased by nearly 150%, according to data compiled by the Center for Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino. The first spike occurred in March and April 2020, when citywide lockdowns began to take form.

VR with Exes, Remote Controlled Orgasms: Here’s The Future of Sex Tech To Come

For better or worse, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the sex life of many couples throughout the U.S., leaving either partners locked together indoors to revitalize their carnal knowledge or long-distance lovers to search for pleasure elsewhere.

Plan To Reimagine LA River Leads To Discussion On What Is Best For Surrounding Communities

Los Angeles County recently released a long-awaited draft of its LA River Master Plan, which includes the implementation of an open parkland and improved flood protection.

As Vaccine Hesitancy Remains Large, We See How SoCal Residents Are Battling Vaccine Reluctance Within Their Own Families

A late January survey by the U.S. Census Bureau indicated that nearly half of unvaccinated Americans are uncertain to get the vaccine mainly due to side effect concerns and patience for more data about the safety of the shot.

New Report Calls for Reforms of Gang-Like Behavior Among LA Deputy Subgroups Within Sheriff’s Department

A new report from Loyola Law School details the last 50 years of deputy policing in Los Angeles and calls for more community collaboration and increased transparency from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Many Of California’s New Laws In 2021 Deal With Employment -- Here’s What They Mean For You

While 2020 has brought a lot of uncertainty in the workplace, California's sweeping new laws will aim to shed clearer light on how employers can conduct business in a pandemic-stricken world.

One Last Cheers to End A Head-Spinning Year: Cocktail Experts Share Tips On DIY Holiday Drinks

After simply existing in 2020, we think it's safe to say our listeners need a drink. That's why we've brought in cocktail connoisseurs to offer any tips on how to end this year with a pop (of the champagne bottle).

DOC AMA: LA Hospitals in Crisis Mode, Low Oxygen Supply & More

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, guest host Austin Cross speaks with Dr. Shruti Gohil from UC Irvine’s School of Medicine.

‘Please Don’t Stop the Music’: Checking In On The Live Music Venues Surviving Closures During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As COVID-19 made its sweeps throughout all industries this year, one of those first to leave (and probably the last to come back) are music venues.

Prolific Biographer Of Classic Hollywood Stars Profiles Legendary Leading Man Cary Grant

In "Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise," author Scott Eyman takes a closer look into Grant's life behind the big screen.

As Black Horror Enters Its Golden Age, Tracing The Genre’s History And How Contemporaries Are Pushing Its Boundaries

If the releases of Jordan Peele's critically acclaimed "Us," Justin Simien's "Bad Hair" or HBO's "Lovecraft Country" tell you anything about present-day Black horror, it’s that the genre has entered its golden age.

The Dos and Don’ts Of Pandemic Planting During SoCal’s Erratic Weather Changes

Whether it's planting succulents, growing fruit trees in a garden or finding solace in indoor greenery; taking care of plants has become a huge trend during the pandemic. Studies show that having plants in the house to tend to can relieve psychological and physiological stress.