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President Trump said that he is preparing an executive order to end birthright citizenship, and that it’s within the president’s power to change the 14th amendment. AirTalk debates. We also examine Brazil's election of Jair Bolsonaro; discuss Proposition 6; and more.



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AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the political headlines you might’ve missed this weekend and previews some of the big stories we’re watching for this week. We also discuss the most effective ways of dealing with hate speech; analyze the Dodgers loss to the Red Sox in the World Series; and …
As the migrant caravan of refugees from Central America progresses through Mexico, President Trump is reportedly looking at invoking his emergency powers to close off the border and deny asylum — but is the move legal?; We also debate Measure W; discuss the issues behind the digital preservation of celebrities; …
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is running for reelection, where he will face Steven Bailey in the general election for the state attorney general seat. We also interview Secretary of State candidate Mark Meuser; debate Proposition 4; and more.
The Economic Policy Institute released a report called “The China Toll Deepens” saying that California has lost more jobs to China than any other state. We also discuss Proposition 7 and Proposition C; interview retired judge Steven Bailey for CA attorney general; and more.
Back in June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that public sector unions could not legally charge public employees who benefit from their negotiations but don’t want to become members. We discuss its impact. We also interview Sheriff Jim McDonnell and GOP incumbent Steve Knight; and more.
AirTalk’s weekly political roundtable recaps the headlines you might’ve missed over the weekend and looks ahead to what you should be watching for in political news in the week to come. We also discuss the Dodgers and their return to the World Series; interview a candidate for L.A. County Sheriff; …
The University of Southern California has decided that it will pay $215 million to settle a federal suit that its facing over allegations of sexual misconduct against gynecologist George Tyndall. We also hear from both California State Controller candidates; revisit California's three-strike rule; and more.
Today we’re rebroadcasting our hour long cram session from yesterday, October 17, in which Larry Mantle was joined by a panel of experts to break down the props. We also examine relations between the US and Saudi Arabia after the Khashoggi fallout; discuss the stereotypes and expectations placed upon LGBTQ …
The Burbank Democratic Congressman checks in with AirTalk on how the upcoming midterm elections are shaping up and more. We also get a visit from LAPD Chief Michel Moore and take a look at Props 8 and 12.
A November ballot measure will give voters a chance to weigh in on whether or not the city should create a municipal bank. The proposal is contentious, and we debate the pro's and con's. We also interview Ken Starr about his new memoir; reminisce about the former retail hub Sears; …
As a preemptive move for preventing wildfires, power companies are shutting off power in various California areas. But are these new policies in good faith or are they simply limiting liability? We also discuss a recent sommelier scandal; Susan Orlean's latest book; and more.
We debate one of the most talked about and contested propositions on California's November ballot, Proposition 10. We also examine a study that says most people can be identified via genealogy databases; discuss the accuracy of space exploration in movies; and more.
AirTalk checks in with Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell on the latest issues. We also debate Proposition 1; examine growing tensions between Disney and Anaheim; and more.
KPCC’s Orange County reporter gives us an inside look at one battle in the crusade to get California's more than 90,000 unsheltered residents off the streets. We also check in on Hurricane Michael; examine a new study that uses brain activity to evaluate skills; and more.
AirTalk discusses what changes we can anticipate from Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. We also debate Proposition 2; examine Los Angeles’ role in the future of human space travel; and more.
In collaboration with the California Dream project, AirTalk hosts a live statewide call-in show featuring analysis and voter reaction to the debate.
A deeply divided Senate pushed Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination past a key procedural hurdle Friday. We’ll open up the phones to get your reaction. We also interview Don Barnes and Duke Nguyen for Orange County Sheriff; review this weekend’s new movie releases; and more.
AirTalk discusses the FBI's report on Kavanaugh and looks ahead to the cloture vote. We also analyze a new LA Times poll conducted by Berkeley IGS Poll; examine the ethics of selecting a baby’s eye color; and more.
AirTalk discusses the impact climate change can have on the insurance industry. We also touch on the federal charges brought against four California men described as "serial rioters" who participated in the Charlottesville riots; and more.