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AirTalk® FOR May 22, 2018

Faculty members call for USC president to resign after Tyndall scandal

Faculty members have signed a letter calling for USC president C.L. Max Nikias' resignation after a series of scandals at the school, the most recent being alleged mishandling of a campus gynecologist accused of inappropriate practices. We also discuss the effects of Starbucks' new policies on employees; and more. See full episode >
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Faculty members call for USC president to resign after Tyndall scandal

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A group of some 200 faculty members at USC are calling for the school’s president to step down, after a brewing scandal that has once again put the school’s culture and its leadership under scrutiny.

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SCOTUS takes employer side in class arbitration decision – what does that mean for #MeToo in CA?

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The US Supreme Court has upheld workplace arbitration contracts that require employee claims be made individually.

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What is standard of care during a gynecological exam?

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Three days after the LA Times published a piece detailing years of complaints against USC’s sole full-time gynecologist, around 200 people had already contacted the university phone line and website dedicated to reports regarding the OBGYN.

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California bill to provide MediCal to all adults, regardless of immigration status

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A recent Senate Bill from Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) would extend MediCal to all adults in the state, regardless of their immigration status.

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Starbucks invites you to hang out at its stores without having to buy anything. What can possibly go wrong?

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Starbucks is announcing a new policy that allows anyone to sit in its cafes or use its restrooms, even if they don't buy anything.

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Earth’s survival, as argued by a wizard and a prophet

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When you think about the world 40 years from now, what do you foresee?

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Latest on the Santa Fe shooting: Gun debate, police tactics and how the community is coping

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There is still a lot that isn’t clear about Friday’s shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas.

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Week in politics: Political implications of Trump’s request for DOJ to investigate FBI surveillance of his campaign, plus more weekend headlines you might’ve missed

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AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the headlines you might have missed over the weekend and looks ahead to what to watch for in state and national politics in the week to come.

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Legal and political implications of President Trump’s request for DOJ to investigate FBI surveillance of his campaign

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President Trump fired another shot at the Department of Justice and its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election on Sunday, when he took to his preferred 240 character medium to announce that he would be formally requesting the DOJ look into the possibility that the FBI spied on his 2016 presidential campaign for political purposes.

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California attorney general race: interview with incumbent Xavier Becerra

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There are four candidates running for the position of California Attorney General.

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With the primaries around the corner, we talk election prep with Secretary of State Alex Padilla

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With the June 5 primaries coming up in just a few weeks, we’re sitting down to talk with California’s Chief Elections Officer and Secretary of State, Alex Padilla.

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A check in on the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas

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Police are investigating possible explosive devices at Santa Fe High about 30 miles SE of Houston, as well as off campus.

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FDA greenlights first preventative migraine drug. How does it work?

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On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration approved Aimovig, a first-of-its kind drug designed to prevent crippling migraines.

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As San Francisco considers supervised drug injection sites, we debate the impact

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San Francisco is considering opening the first “supervised injection site” in the nation, a place where addicts can bring their own drugs and inject them under the care of a trained medical staff.

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