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Suspect in custody for Malibu Canyon thefts, shootings

10/16/2018
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Deputies found Anthony Rauda, 42, after weeks of searching. They're investigating whether he's tied to recent thefts, shootings, and the June campground killing.

Duration:00:01:01

If Your Medical Information Becomes A Moneymaker, Could You Get A Cut?

10/16/2018
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Sometimes discoveries derived from patients' medical data become the foundation of new profit-making companies. A fledgling industry wants to help patients get a cut of the cash.

Duration:00:04:04

Ex-Senate Intelligence Staffer Who Dated Reporter Pleads Guilty To Lying To FBI

10/15/2018
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James Wolfe reached a plea agreement with prosecutors after he was charged with three counts of lying to investigators. He faces as many as six months in prison when he is sentenced.

Duration:00:03:46

Master Sommelier exam cheating scandal leaves bad taste in wine world’s mouth

10/15/2018
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In the world of wine, the title of Master Sommelier (MS) is a highly-coveted designation only bestowed upon those with the most discerning of palates who have completed countless of training and passed an exam that has been compared in its level of difficulty to the legal bar or medical boards.

Duration:00:08:07

When Asian women marry outside of their culture, the harshest criticism they face sometimes comes from Asian men

10/15/2018
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Last week, novelist Celeste Ng wrote an essay that made waves online detailing her personal experience being harassed for being a Chinese-American woman who married a non-Asian man.

Duration:00:18:28

Is PG&E move to turn off power to reduce the risk of wildfire justified?

10/15/2018
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Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced that it will begin proactively turning off power for safety as part of a Public Safety Power Shutoff in portions of several Northern California communities.

Duration:00:15:24

Week in politics: Diplomatic implications for US as search for missing Saudi journalist continues, checking on CA congressional races and more

10/15/2018
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AirTalk’s political experts round up the headlines you might’ve missed over the weekend and look ahead to what’s to come from Washington D.C. in the week of political news ahead

Duration:00:29:17

Diving into the mystery and significance of the LA Public Library fire 30 years later

10/15/2018
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The morning of April 26, 1986, the Los Angeles Public Library caught fire, destroying or damaging more than a million books and causing the LAPL to close its doors for seven years.

Duration:00:23:37

Blue And Red Companies: How CEO Activism Is Reshaping Workforce Politics

10/15/2018
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More workers are demanding their leaders take stands on hot-button issues, and some CEOs don't shy away from the controversy. But they also must navigate the risks and benefits for their workforce.

Duration:00:04:09

As E-Scooters Roll Into American Cities, So Do Safety Concerns

10/15/2018
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Electric scooters zoom through traffic in many cities these days, and have the potential to take cars off the road. But experts worry that the many riders who forgo safety gear are taking big risks.

Duration:00:03:19

500 immigrants in special military recruitment program were discharged in the past year, Pentagon confirms

10/15/2018
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The Pentagon confirmed last week that more than 500 immigrants recruited to the U.S. military because of their specialized language or medical skills were discharged between July 2017 and July 2018.

Duration:00:00:59

'The Ravenmaster' Is Definitely (There) For The Birds

10/14/2018
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Legend says that if the ravens ever leave the Tower of London, England will fall. Luckily, ravenmaster Chris Skaife is there to care for them, and he's got a new book about these extraordinary birds.

Duration:00:03:19

AirTalk debates 2018 ballot initiatives: Prop 10, the so-called ‘Affordable Housing Act’

10/12/2018
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One of the most talked about and contested propositions on California's November ballot is Proposition 10, the so-called "Affordable Housing Act."

Duration:00:22:59

Study says most people with European ancestry can be identified via genealogy databases – what are the implications for law enforcement and privacy?

10/12/2018
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About 60 percent of the U.S. population with European heritage may be identifiable from their DNA by searching consumer websites, even if they’ve never made their own genetic information available, a study estimates.

Duration:00:07:08

Home ownership has become a luxury in California – but could the tides be shifting?

10/12/2018
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With mortgage rates spiking and housing costs remaining stubbornly high, it’s no wonder that only a quarter of California residents can afford to buy homes.

Duration:00:16:49

FilmWeek: ‘First Man,’ ‘Bad Times at the El Royale,’ ‘The Oath’ and more

10/12/2018
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Duration:00:35:34

The Final (Film) Frontier: Talking favorite space movies, and why a real-life rocket scientist says ‘First Man’ tops her list

10/12/2018
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“First Man” the biographical drama about Neil Armstrong and the legendary space mission that led him to walk on the moon opens in theaters this weekend.

Duration:00:12:16

Robin Steinberg: How Can We End The Injustice Of Bail?

10/12/2018
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The bail system disproportionately impacts low-income people of color and pressures defendants into pleading guilty. But Robin Steinberg is implementing a plan to fix this--without waiting for reform.

Duration:00:12:27

Steven Wise: If Chimpanzees Can Feel And Think, Should They Also Have Legal Rights?

10/12/2018
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Animals like chimpanzees are autonomous beings with rich emotional lives, says animal rights lawyer Steven Wise. He's working to get courts to recognize them as "legal persons" and grant them rights.

Duration:00:11:49

Brett Hennig: Should We Replace Politicians With Random Citizens?

10/12/2018
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Brett Hennig says democracy — and the process of voting — is broken. To fix it, he has a radical suggestion: replacing politicians with a demographically representative selection of random citizens.

Duration:00:12:04